Get Your Project Started

The Office of Communications provides resources and tools to help you share your chapter of Puget Sound's story. We look forward to working with you!

If you have questions, contact or 253.879.3298.

Communications Requests

To initiate a project with the Office of Communications, please submit a communications request form. The form is received by Communications project managers, who will review the project and contact you to discuss ideas about how to meet your goals.

Production Schedules

When a project is ready to move forward and all materials have been received, the Office of Communications will develop a production schedule that allows time for development, proofreading, design, revision, and printing.

The general guidelines listed below indicate the time between receiving your request form and delivering the final files to your department. Timelines might be shortened for recurring projects or special circumstances.

3 weeks      Signs, fliers, certificates, posters, postcards
4 weeks      Info sheets, stickers, buttons, brochures, programs
5 weeks      Banners
6 weeks      Cards or invitations
8 weeks      Large projects (magazines, welcome packets, campaigns, etc.)


Printed Materials

In most cases, print-ready files and specifications will be provided to you, which you can submit to Print and Copy Services. 11" x 17" color posters cost $1 each (no bleed) or $1.25 each (full bleed) to print.

In cases where an outside print job is needed (e.g. large bound books, stickers, and mailers), Office of Communications bids projects to appropriate vendors and can help facilitate the process.

Looking for business cards or letterhead? You can order directly from Print and Copy Services by contacting or 253.879.3446.

Distribution and Mailing

Except in certain cases, you are responsible for distribution of your materials.

Campus Poster Distribution: On-campus distribution to designated poster display areas in academic and campus buildings is handled by ASUPS and typically uses 40 posters. Distribution to residence halls and houses is handled by the Office of Residence Life and typically uses 60 posters.

Off-campus Poster Distribution: 11" x 17" posters cost a little more than $1 each to distribute to area coffee houses, bookstores, libraries, etc. through Inform Puget Sound. This service typically distributes 100 posters. Posters take about a week to be distributed and must be ready for pickup at least three weeks before your event.

Mailing: If materials are mailed from campus, you are responsible for coordinating mailing lists, postage, and mailing. If you would like a recommendation for an off-campus mail house, please contact

Web Support

For day-to-day website support, minor edits, or CMS (Content Management System) training, contact the web manager at or 253.879.2691. For larger website projects, please use the communications request form.