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Banner Policies

To reserve a banner space in Wilson Commons please submit a request using the online Banner Request Form. All banner requests must be submitted at least five business days prior to the start of the requested reservation date. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. An email will be sent to the individual who submitted the initial request either approving or denying the request depending on if it can be accommodated. Please be aware that organizations are not guaranteed banner space.

Organizations can have pre-made banners hung or they can paint a banner in Wilson Commons. There are only nine banner spaces available on the Havens Lounge Bridge. Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA) reserves the right to determine the placement of banners. At staff discretion, additional space may be used for hanging banners.

Reservation Length and Restrictions

A banner reservation lasts up to eight days per organization/per event. To ensure equal and fair access to hang banners, organizations cannot schedule consecutive banner reservation periods nor have more than one banner reservation at a time.

A banner must be brought to the Common Connection the day before the reservation begins. At the conclusion of the reservation period, the reserving organization has one week to pick up the banners at the Common Connection.

WCSA is not responsible for banners after the reservation has expired.

Banner Dimensions and Creation

Banners are to be no wider than five feet across and no more than eight feet long. Banners are typically hung by cutting two holes in the top of the banner. Due to the chance of ripping, paper banners are not accepted.

Banners can be painted/made in Wilson Commons by reserving the designated area in the Hirst Lounge after 8 p.m. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Plastic sheets must be used underneath the banner materials to avoid paint spilling and staining the brick. Plastic sheets are provided by WCSA at the Common Connection. Only water-soluble paints/materials can be used. Spray paints, oil-based paints, and permanent markers cannot be used.

Student organizations are responsible for the cleanup and re-setting of the area used for making banners. If additional cleanup is required, the student organization responsible may incur charges. Please do not use bathrooms for cleanup. See the Campus Center building manager for appropriate brush cleaning locations.

Organizations are not permitted to hang their own banners. Pre-made or finished, dry banners can be brought to Common Connection in Wilson Commons, room 201. Once dropped off, banners will be hung within 24 hours of your reservation's start time.