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Communicating with Digital Signs

Digital signs in Lucas Hall are intended to be a resource for SCU School of Business students, staff, faculty, alumni, and guests of the School and University.

Twelve high resolution digital displays are located throughout Lucas Hall, and content is supervised by the Business School Dean's Office, Marketing & Communications. Three of these display in a vertical (portrait) format; the rest are displayed horizontally (landscape).

Slides run in a looping playlist of 10 to 30 slides; each slide appears for approximately 20 seconds each.

Posting on the digital signs is available for events or news of interest to Santa Clara University business students, alumni and faculty. Content must be submitted to the Business School Marketing & Communications office by a recognized university entity for approval.

Digital Sign Checklist

Before you start the form (here » ), make sure:

  1. Is the sign in the right format?
    Supported formats include:
    jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png, .doc, .txt, .pdf, .ppt, .ai under the size limit of 1.5MB per file
    Good to know: the aspect ratio of letter-sized flyers and Powerpoint presentations make for poor legibility on digital signs
  2. Is the sign in the right size?
    Horizontal signs measure 1920 pixels wide by 1080 deep
    Vertical signs measure 1080 wide by 1920 deep
    Note: If only one size is submitted, we may opt not to run the sign on the other monitors
  3. Does the sign have all contact information on it?
    An email contact and/or URL for more information must be included
  4. Does the sign have the ADA statement on it?
    All on-campus events must include this statement.
    See page 45 of the Student Handbook (PDF) for specifics here  »
  5. Is the sign announcing an event less than 1 week from now?
    Due to the heavy volume of sign requests, we cannot guarantee less than a 72-hour turnaround. We request you submit your material at least one week before your sign is to go up -- and in fairness to your audience, you should run the sign two weeks prior to the event!
  6. Is the sign announcing an event more than 3 weeks away?
    Signs will run a maximum of 14 days; we are happy to post a different looking sign after that period.
  7. Does the sign promote a commercial venture or is it from a non-SCU-related organization?
    Business School editors reserve the right to deny any posting deemed inappropriate for the purposes of digital signage (see above introductory statement).
Now you're ready to fill out the form and attach your artwork! Link to the form here »

Questions? Contact us at business-digital-signs@scu.edu

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