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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 communications@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3298.

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Communications Request Form

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.) 



Printing

For campus print jobs, print-ready files and specifications will be provided for you to 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 print@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3446.



Distribution and Mailing

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

Campus Poster Distribution: To distribute posters on campus, in designated poster display areas in academic and campus buildings, deliver 40 posters to ASUPS (Wheelock Student Center, Room 210) and include the ASUPS poster form. To distribute to residence halls and houses, deliver 60 posters to the Office of Residence Life.

Off-Campus Poster Distribution: We recommend the distribution service Inform Puget Sound; contact 253.272.4893 or informscoffen@yahoo.com to arrange pickup of your posters. 11" x 17" posters cost a little more than $1 each to distribute to area coffee houses, bookstores, libraries, etc. Posters take about a week to be distributed and should be ready for pickup at least three weeks before your event.

Digital Distribution: If you would like to post a graphic on the ASUPS-controlled monitor in Wheelock, please follow the ASUPS distribution instructions.

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 communications@pugetsound.edu.



Web Support

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