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Banner Policy

  1. To reserve a banner space in Wilson Commons or Douglass, please submit a request using the online Banner Request Form located on the Forms Tab on the WCSA website. Please click on the following link for the Banner Request Form. All banner requests are to be submitted at least 5 business days prior to the start of the requested reservation date. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon approval, a confirmation email will be sent to the individual who submitted the initial request. In the case the request cannot be accommodated, an email will be sent to the individual who submitted the initial request. Please be aware that groups are not guaranteed banner space.
  2. Groups can have pre-made banners hung or they can paint a banner in Wilson Commons. Only nine (9) banner spaces are available on the Havens Lounge Bridge, and eight (8) in the Douglass third floor lounge. Wilson Commons Student Activities reserves the right to determine the placement of banners in all designated locations. At staff discretion, additional space may be used for hanging banners.
  3. Important! A banner reservation lasts up to 8 days per group/per event. To ensure equal and fair access to hang banners, groups 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, banners must be picked-up at the Common Connection by the reserving group within one week. Wilson Commons Student Activities is not responsible for banners after the reservation has expired.
  4. Banners are to be no wider than 5 feet across and no more than 8 feet long. Banners are typically hung by cutting 2 holes in the top of the banner. Due to the chance of ripping, paper banners will not be accepted.
  5. Banners can be painted/made in Wilson Commons by reserving the designated area in the Hirst Lounge after 8pm (if available on the day requested).
  6. Plastic sheets must be used underneath the banner materials to avoid paint spill and staining on the brick. Plastic sheets can be provided by Wilson Commons Student Activities at the Common Connection, 201 Wilson Commons. Only water soluble paints/materials can be used. Spray paints, oil-based paints, and permanent markers cannot be used.
  7. Student organizations are responsible for the clean-up and re-set of the area used for making banners. If additional clean-up is required, the student organization responsible may incur charges. Please do not use bathrooms for clean-up. See the Wilson Commons' Building Manager for appropriate brush cleaning locations.
  8. Organizations are not permitted to hang their own banners. Pre-made or finished, dry banners can be brought to 201 Wilson Commons. Once dropped off, banners will be hung within 24 hours of your reservation's start time.