Digital Signage

An excellent tool reserved for university departments and registered student organizations (RSOs) to promote their upcoming events and recruitments. Reach the entire University Housing resident population plus hundreds of daily visitor to our public buildings.

Ad Costs

To display information on electronic signs in our 26 residence halls, 3 apartment communities, and 4 dining locations across campus. Ads from organizations not affiliated with the University of Illinois are not accepted. Ads will be shown in rotation with other information of interest to residents and customers. A small fee for this service helps defray costs.

  • University Departments: $50 per week
  • Student Affairs Departments: $40 per week
  • Registered Student Organizations (not University Housing affiliated): $30 per week

If you are a University Housing registered student organization, please contact your group's advisor for submission assistance, as well as the Student Organization Financial Center to obtain purchase approval. 

Where Ads are Displayed

Digital signs will be displayed in both residence hall/apartment lobbies and dining locations. The following areas are available for you to choose from on the request form:

  • All Undergraduate Residence Halls & Dining Halls
  • Ikenberry Commons/SDRP Residence Halls & Dining Center
  • Urbana North Residence Halls & Dining Halls
  • Urbana South Residence Halls & Dining Halls
  • Graduate Upper-Division Residence Halls
  • Family & Graduate Housing Apartments 

Deadlines and Content

The deadline to submit a digital file is two business days prior to the start of the requested display date.

Ads will be denied if they contain inappropriate material and/or advertising for products or businesses. Examples of inappropriate material include: alcohol or alcohol-related functions, sexual content, racist, or religious remarks.  

Ad Specifications and Helpful Tips

  • Ad must be in JPEG format.
  • JPEG must be sized at 1921 pixels wide x 827 pixels high (or 6.4” w x 2.757” h).
  • A simple background works best.
  • Include a brief, clear headline.
  • 20-30 words allows for maximum readability.