Advertising & promotion
The Iowa Memorial Union provides opportunities for registered UI Student Organizations and University Departments to advertise their organizations, events, and initiatives. These opportunities are subject to all IMU, Dean of Students, and University of Iowa operating policies.
Digital displays are a designated public forum for registered student organizations and university departments. The slides are displayed on TV screens throughout the IMU. The content does not express nor reflects the position of the Iowa Memorial Union or The University of Iowa. Display reservations are allowed for three (3) weeks per semester and can be in-consecutive or weekly increments, based on individual organization’s needs. Digital displays are managed by IMU Event Services, for more information on digital display guidelines and policy click here, or contact IMU Event Services at imu-eventservices@uiowa.Learn More
Information Tables & Bake Sales
**Please note, information tables and bake sales will not be allowed to take place until further notice. **
Information tables are provided so that registered student organizations and UI departments may make contact with students for the dissemination of information or to collect funds or other support (e. g. , signatures, supplies) from persons outside its membership. An Event Information Form (EIF) may be required for student organizations using information tables. This will be determined by the IMU Event Services Office.
**Please note, table tents will not be allowed until further notice. **
Tabletop space is made available for student organization and university department announcements about university events and services. Approval for table tents will be given to organizations promoting university sponsored events. Table tents must be strictly informational (for example publicizing events, meetings or programs). Table tents expressing specific opinions or beliefs will not be approved. The display of informational material in the IMU should not be considered an endorsement by the Iowa Memorial Union or the University of Iowa.
Hubbard Park Fence
Three (3) spaces are available on the Hubbard Park Fence for registered student organizations and university departments to hang signs and/or banners for the purpose of promoting special events or activities occurring on Hubbard Park or in the Iowa Memorial Union. The available space is located on the north end of the Hubbard Park fence at the corner of Madison and Jefferson Streets.
To reserve a space for a Hubbard Park Fence banner, please email imu-eventservices@uiowa. edu with the dates you would like to hang the sign as well as the event your sign will be promoting.
Chalking, defined as the marking of a surface with chalk in order to communicate a message, is available for registered student organizations to publicize an upcoming event which that organization is sponsoring that will be open to all students.
The message/artwork must include the name of the sponsoring student organization and may only be created with water soluble chalk (aka “sidewalk chalk”). Chalking is only allowed on the three sidewalks that are the perimeter to Hubbard Park (North, East, and South sides). See the full policy here. Reservations are not required for chalking.
Ground Floor Displays
Displays are a great way to promote an event for your student organization or department. The new Hawk Shop, Union Station, and Hawkeye Room on the ground floor of the IMU provide great traction for the 44"x44" displays. The ground floor displays in the IMU are solely event driven; below are a few examples of the type of events advertised in the displays:
Request a Ground Floor Display
Day of Event Signage
Signs may not be taped to IMU doors or around the IMU at any time. Some IMU wayfinding signs are equipped with a black bar at the bottom for the purpose of notifying guests of specific event locations. Those hosting an event in the IMU are allowed to use this space for directional signs on the day of their event only. A thin, black bar containing paper-grasping rollers lines the bottom of most gray IMU directional signage. Temporary signs can be hung from this bar in order to notify guests of specific event locations.