The Southern Management Corporation Campus Center provides digital display space through our internal televisions for campus wide advertisements. The digital display is a tool used to communicate news, events and information relevant to the University of Maryland community.
Please be thoughtful about the timing of your request for publicity. The advertisement may begin to run no sooner than four weeks prior to the start of the event. While we endeavor to provide timely service, advertisements submitted within 72 hours of an event run the risk of not being posted.
- Create a sign/advertisement with Power Point, Photoshop or any program with the following specifications:
1920 x 780 pixels at 96 DPI. Please see below for how to size the document. Please note the new larger size.
- Files must be submitted in a JPEG (.JPG) file only.
- Please save the file in the following format:
Date of Event (month.day.year)_Campus Affiliation (school/department)_ Name of Event.
For example: "4.14.11_URECFIT_HealthFair"
All submissions are subject to editorial review from the SMC Campus Center.
Please note: The slides run in 10 second intervals. Please keep this in mind when creating your slide. Create slides with as little writing as possible. Be mindful to use larger fonts as some TV's are not at eye level.
Sizing in Pixels
If you are having issues with size specifications, please use Pixlr Express, a free software where you may resize your document by pixels. Upload the file from your computer, click "Basic" and "Resize" to 1920 x 780 pixels. Be sure to save your document with a ".JPG" at the end of the file name to ensure it saves as a JPEG.
Sizing Document in Power Point
In order to have an advertisement displayed on the SMC Campus Center Digital Display's, the document must be submitted with the correct size.
In Power Point select "Design" from the menu. Then choose "Page Setup". A box will appear with options to change the width and height. Add the size and press OK. This will change the slides shape and will be the correct size to fit on the SMC Campus Center Digital Display's.
Additional Digital Signage Across Campus
If you would like to have your ad run on other digital display systems across campus, please follow the Digital Signage Submission Guidelines that can be found here.