Publicizing your event is an important step in the planning process. There are a number of resources available to help distribute information regarding events and programs taking place in and around the Union. Be sure to check out all of the options available to your organization! All publicity resources require approval by the managing department (see Policies & Documents for full details).
Market your event or project to over 650 student organizations with Student Life! StudentLife.unc.edu is where students can find out about how to participate in student organization activities by either joining an organization or simply attending an event. Through studentlife.unc.edu students can easily track campus events, see advertisements for major events, and take part in student body elections. To learn more, explore the site today! Questions? Email: StudentLife@unc.edu
Union Bulletin Boards
Three bulletin boards are available on all floors of the Union for the advertisement of University events by recognized student organizations and UNC Departments.
ActiviTV Digital Signage
To get the attention of people inside the Union, try our digital signage system, ActiviTV. There are seven high-definition screens located on the first and second floors of the Union where an advertisement for your event can loop continuously 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We sell advertising space in one-week blocks, and you may design your own ad, or hire us to design one for you! Read more on the ActiviTV webpage if you are interested.
Meeting Room Signage
To utilize Meeting Room sign holders (8.5"x11"), please contact Events Management at least one business day prior to your reservation.
Weekly Event Signage
Officially recognized student organizations and University departments with a major event are featured throughout the building on week-of signage.
The 18"x24" signage includes Union floorplans and a list of events taking place in major event locations (Great Hall, Art Gallery, Auditorium, West Lounge). Signs are displayed at nine high-traffic locations. If your event is in one of these major event locations, then we automatically add it to the week-of signage.
Located directly outside of the Union, adjacent to the Pit, the CUBE provides an ideal opportunity to market to the campus community.
The CUBE is only available for officially recognized student organizations for publicizing on-campus events open to the University. Reservations for the CUBES must be made at least 2 business days prior to the desired advertising date. Reservations can be made in person at the Information Desk Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. You can check the CUBE availability by looking online. A cash payment of $12.00 is due at the time of your reservation for use of the paint cart. Exact change only, please. Events cannot be advertised for more than 10 days in advance. The paint cart is reserved for an increment of 2 hours at the time of a CUBE reservation. Use of any paint or materials not provided by the Carolina Union is strictly prohibited.
A full list of policies is located here.
A-Frame sign holders are provided free of charge on the day of your reservation, but you must reserve them through the Office of Events Management at least 30 days prior to your reservation. A-Frame sign inserts must be 22"W x 28"H and approved by Communications and Creative Services. Communications and Creative Services can create your A-Frame design for you for a design fee, if you submit a Design Services request.
Exterior Banner Line
The exterior banner line is provided free of charge, and organizations may utilize it for up to ten days. You must reserve banner space through the Office of Events Management at least 30 days prior to your reservation; you must provide the printed banner to Events Management at least two days prior to your reservation. Banners must be 8' W x 3' H and approved by Communications and Creative Services. Communications and Creative Services can create your banner design for you for a design fee, if you submit a Design Services request.
To spread the word on the rest of campus, Communications and Creative Services offers the design of other printed pieces and promotional materials for you to distribute to publicize your event. Some of our most popular offerings are flyers, handbills, posters, postcards, buttons, and stickers. Having a really big event? You might want to consider t-shirts, a custom tablecloth, or a retractable banner! The possibilities are endless!