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.
The Laker Hub runs on the 2 TVs in the Kirkhof Lobby, 1 TV in the Office of Student Life, and in Kirkhof dining locations whenever Kirkhof is open. Plasma Ads, which used to only run in Kirkhof Center, now run on the Laker Hub. Thanks to this change, people 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
Anyone affiliated with GVSU can submit their own content to run on the Laker Hub! It's a great and cost-effective way to get the word out about your event, department, or organization.
The Laker Hub Content Form and Design/Print/Post Service Request have been combined into 1 form (new August 2018).
When filling out the Service Request:
- Fill in Contact Info & Payment
- Select "ONLY CAMPUS POSTING, or ONLY LAKER HUB SLIDE" from the 4 options
- Upload your slide
- Choose "Laker Hub Slide" as your item
- Select the dates you want it to run
- Hit "Submit"
Digital Slide: $5 per week
Video: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Digital Slides run on a cycle, and display for a few seconds at a time.
Content can run for a maximum of 4 weeks ($5 per week).
Your slide or video must be an event or advertisement that is somehow affiliated with, or sponsored by, the university.
No outside businesses may submit content.
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, or your slide may be rejected.
- 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high
- Minimum font size: 25 pt
- Images must not be blurry or pixelated
- Keep it simple
- Maximum of 25 words per slide
- Include a website link for more information
- It's not necessary to include logos, email addresses, or phone numbers
- Avoid serif fonts (especially for smaller text)
- Use GVSU typefaces like Arial or Gotham