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Banners

Two internal organizations use the Johnson Center Atrium pole banners to promote themselves to the Mason Community.

Two internal organizations use the Johnson Center Atrium pole banners to promote themselves to the Mason Community.

Banners are a great, compelling way for internal organizations to promote themselves to the Mason Community. Banners hang in the Student Centers buildings and allow students and other visitors in the buildings to learn about these organizations at a glance.

If you’ve had a banner reservation before, click the button below to submit a banner reservation request.

If you are new to the banner reservation process, please take a moment to carefully read the policies below before submitting a reservation request.

If you have questions about banners, please contact the Student Centers office at 703-993-2921 or scenters@gmu.edu.



CHANGES TO RESERVATION PROCESS

As of June 16, 2017, Mason departments AND registered student organizations will request banners directly through the 25Live reservation system, and will no longer use the reservation form provided on this site. If you are reserving on behalf of a department or student organization, please review the following terms and conditions and click the button at the bottom of this page to log into 25Live to submit your request.

A 25Live tutorial is available at the bottom of this page to walk you through the process of submitting a banner request for your department or organization.

Please feel free to contact Student Centers at (703) 993-2921 or scenters@gmu.edu with any questions regarding the reservation process.

 


Reservation Privileges

  • All Mason Departments and Registered Student Organizations may reserve banner spaces (interior or exterior) at the Johnson Center, Student Union I, The Hub and Southside. Due to the extremely limited number of spaces, External Organizations and individuals are not able to reserve banner spaces.
  • Student organizations and Mason departments may reserve up to 4 weeks of banner reservations per banner per semester. Once a single banner has hung for a total of 4 weeks in a semester, it cannot be repeated and hung again. The organization may submit a different banner to hang for another 4 weeks if the limit has been reached for another banner.
  • If an organization would like to reserve an atrium railing of the Johnson Center, approval must be given by the Director of Student Centers or his/her designated representative. Johnson Center railings may only be used for banners that promote school spirit or campus-wide events, which are considered University traditions. Please allow additional time for your rail banner request to be processed. Organizations that request a Johnson Center rail banner reservation can submit a picture of their banner using the “banner template” field on the reservation form or by sending it via email to scenters@gmu.edu. The Director of Student Centers must receive a photo of the rail banner in order to approve it.

Banner Locations and Dimensions

Location Orientation Dimensions Additional
Johnson Center Pole Banners Vertical 30″ wide by 60″ tall 2.5″ open seam on top and bottom or Grommets on all 4 corners
Johnson Center Rail Banners Horizontal 8’-15′ wide by 3’-3.5’ tall Grommets at top every 2’ apart
SUB 1 Exterior and Hub Interior Horizontal 5.5’-8’ wide by 3-3.5’ tall Grommets at top every 2’ apart
Hub Front Façade & Southside Rails Horizontal 8’-12’ wide by 3’-3.5’ tall Grommets at top every 2’ apart

General Banner Terms and Conditions

  • Mason departments and Recognized Student Organizations should submit a request at least 2 business days before the desired reservation date. Availability of space is not guaranteed. Reservations are based on availability of unreserved space.
  • All banners are hung up and taken down on Sundays by Student Centers staff.
  • Banners must be brought to the Student Center Administrative Office in Johnson Center 324 by 5 pm the Friday before the reservation start date. Not adhering to these procedures may result in a delay in or cancellation of the banner posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the organization or department to pick up its banner no later than 10 business days after its reservation end date. Student Centers cannot be held responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen banners either for posted banners or banners not picked up by the reserving organization or department by 10 days after the reservation end date.
  • Banners must be made of vinyl unless otherwise authorized by the Director of Student Centers or his/her designated representative.
  • Approved banner dimensions vary depending upon location (see chart above). If an organization’s banner does not fit within the designated dimensions for the respective location, Student Centers cannot hang the banner and will return the banner to the sponsoring organization.
  • The name of the sponsoring organization or department as well as contact information (website, phone number, etc.) must appear on the banner.
  • Content on banners cannot include alcohol prices, promotion of drinking, pornography, discrimination, or potential dangers.
  • Student Centers will begin accepting reservations for future semesters the month before the current semester ends, on the 15th of that month. The dates are as follows: July 15th- reservations for Fall, November 15th- reservations for Spring, April 15th- reservations for Summer. Reservation requests submitted before these dates will be denied and will need to be resubmitted on or after the designated date.
  • All posters or flyers mounted on stakes placed in the ground around the Johnson Center, Student Union I, The Hub and Southside must be processed and approved by the Office of University Events to ensure underground utility lines are not damaged and specifications are met. For more information, contact the Office of University Events at (703) 993-2853.
  • To coordinate banners to be posted on the Johnson Center Plazas, contact Facilities Management Customer Service at (703) 993-2525.

 

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