About the Laker Hub
Anywhere on campus, airing 24/7
The Laker Hub is a GVSU cable channel, started in August 2017. Tune in anywhere on campus to see campus event ads, video, and other content. The Promotions Office (and Student Life) maintains the channel, with the goal of educating and informing the campus community about campus happenings and more.
Plasma Ads, which used to only run in Kirkhof Center, now run on the Laker Hub. Thanks to this change, students will see your content on even more TVs around campus. Design/print packages through Promotions used to include Plasma Ads, and they now include Digital Slides through the Laker Hub.
The channel is student-focused, featuring content about getting involved, utilizing resources to be successful, and celebrating being a Laker!
Submit your Content
All pricing includes 2 weeks of run time.
Slides— you design: $5
Slides— we design: $25 (includes $5 upload fee)
Video: coming soon
The $5 upload fee includes 2 weeks of run time. After 2 weeks, you must pay another $5 upload fee.
Slides/videos can run a maximum of 4 weeks per semester.
Anyone affiliated with GVSU can submit content. Your slide or video must be an event or ad that is somehow affiliated with, or sponsored by, the university.
No outside businesses may submit content.
Anyone affiliated with GVSU can submit their own content to run on the Laker Hub! Check out our pricing and FAQ on the left. The Laker Hub is a great way to get the word out about your event, department, or organization. If you provide your own slide, we'll run it for 2 weeks for only $5.
Slide Design Standards
Designing your own slide
The design of digital signage should be clean, simple, and brief— viewers should be able to comprehend slides easily within a few seconds. Digital slides are very different from posters, so it's important to eliminate unnecessary clutter and only include essential information. Content airing on the Laker Hub should look cohesive and adhere to GVSU's Identity Standards.
Please use these specifications when designing and submitting a slide.
- 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high
- Minimum font size: 25 pt
Adobe Illustrator Template
Export as PNG in Illustrator: File > Export > Export As... > Format: PNG > Export > OK
Adobe Photoshop Template
Export as PNG in Photoshop: File > Save As > Format: PNG > Save > OK
Export as PNG in Powerpoint: File > Export > File Format: PNG > Export
Tips for Designing
- Keep it simple
- Including the GVSU logo is not necessary
- Maximum of 25 words per slide
- Include a website link for more information
- Don't include email addresses or phone numbers
- Avoid serif fonts (especially for smaller text)
- Use GVSU typefaces like Arial or Gotham
We can design your slide for you! Choose from either of these templates.
If you'd like a more complex design, check out the Design & Print section of our website. One of our student designers can create a custom slide for you for a Design Time fee.
Coming soon (winter 2018)!
Please email email@example.com for more information.