About the Laker Hub


Channel 46.3

Tune in!

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, 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.

Fill out a
Service Request
to submit content

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:

  1. Fill in Contact Info & Payment
  2. Select "ONLY CAMPUS POSTING, or ONLY LAKER HUB SLIDE" from the 4 options
  3. Upload your slide
  4. Choose "Laker Hub Slide" as your item
  5. Select the dates you want it to run
  6. Hit "Submit"

Pricing

Digital Slide: $5 per week

Video: Email video@gvsu.edu for more info.

Run Time

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).

Content

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.


Design Tips

Please use these specifications when designing and submitting a slide, or your slide may be rejected. 

FILE SPECS

  • 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high
  • PNG
  • Minimum font size: 25 pt
  • Images must not be blurry or pixelated

OVERALL DESIGN

  • 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

Slide examples

Video


Please email video@gvsu.edu for more info about airing video.

Questions?


Please email promotions@gvsu.edu for more information.



Page last modified August 1, 2018