Approval Requirements

All posters must have:

  • Name of event, date, time, location (if poster is for an event).
  • Name of organization or department.
  • Contact information - Can be a phone number, email address, or website.

Posters cannot:

  • Have any promotion or information about the sale or use of alcohol. If you are serving non-alcoholic beverages, choose words that are not associated with alcohol (Example: use “Mocktails” instead of “Cocktails”).
  • Have any inappropriate pictures (nudity, sexual content, graphic portrayals).
  • Be smaller than 1/2 an 8.5"x11" page, be larger than 11"x17", or be posted more than one per board.

Where to get posters stamped

Each poster must be stamped on the front, in person, with an "Approval" stamp. The date on the stamp will be set 1 month in the future. Once your posters have been up for 1 month and the stamp has expired, they will be removed.

If posters are hung without being stamped, they will be removed. You are not allowed to post any posters on walls, outside of classrooms, or on boards labeled "For Academic Use Only". 

If you pay the Promotions Office to post your posters, just drop them off and we'll handle the stamping.

Allendale Campus

Bring posters to...

Promotions Office
0008 Kirkhof Center
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Pew Campus

Bring posters to...

Facilities Services Office
Bicycle Factory building (BIK)
201 Front Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

CHS Campus

Bring posters to...

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences Front Desk
301 Michigan Street N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Example posters

Example poster design for the Student Life Posting Extravaganza


This poster is approved because it includes all the necessary info:

  • Name of event, date, time, location
  • Name of organization or department
  • Contact information (website)

Example poster design for Mr. Roboto Night


This poster is NOT approved.

  • No date, no time, vague location
  • Doesn't include name of organization
  • No contact information
  • Advertises alcohol

Page last modified June 1, 2018