Approval: Banner graphics and placement are approved by Custodial Services and Landscape Services.
Request: Customers may apply by filling out the online form or faxing the "Request for Temporary Light Pole Banner" form (PDF) to the custodial office at 432-2820. A banner request is required at least three weeks prior to the desired installation date.
Banner Location Policy: Initially, the customer may request a street section without knowing exact locations of 25-foot poles. A map enlargement, showing light poles, can be sent to the customer for mark-up if requested from Paul Swartz at Landscape Services. Please note that the banner locations must directly relate to the building location or event location; the light poles utilized must be on the same side of street as the building. Two banners per light pole, maximum, are allowed. Note:
City and county streets (Hagadorn, Grand River Avenue, Harrison, etc.) are not available for campus banners installed by the University since their light poles are not owned by the University.
University parking lot and walkway lights are not approved for banner installation.
Design Approval and Banner Specifications: The design must be submitted to Custodial Services for approval. The submission may be mailed or sent electronically. The vertical banner size should not be larger than 31 inches by 94 inches. Banners must be made of a durable fabric (canvas or nylon) and have stitched seams - not glued. A grommet will be provided for the top and bottom of each banner. Hardware for banners will be provided by Physical Plant, Landscape Services for a rental fee.
Appropriate Purpose: Banners are only permitted for identification of University buildings or to announce University-sponsored programs and events. The MSU logo is not required on banners, but no commercial advertising is allowed.
Installation: Physical Plant Landscape Services 355-7750, ext. 116 installs banners. Please submit a Service Request to have banners installed and removed. A University account number will be charged for installation and removal of banners. The customer-provided banners must be delivered to Physical Plant Landscape Services a minimum of seven business days before the requested installation date.
Time Period Allowed: Banners can hang for a maximum of six months. The customer may re-apply for a six-month extension. Please note: another department may be granted permission to interrupt a long-term reservation for a special short-term event. This would be coordinated by Custodial Services and Landscape Services. Permanent banners are not allowed.
Should the banner condition (faded, tattered, torn, etc.) become ineffective and unsightly before the reserved time expires, the customer must have them removed and replaced if desired.