Opportunities for Student Engagement

Collection Bin Reservations

Registered Student Organizations now must agree to advertise their Collection Drive using at least one of the following: Email Campaign, LCD Advertisement, or Social Media.

  • Each registered student organization is limited to two reservations per quarter/summer session.
  • This reservation may be made as early as the first day of the preceding quarter/summer session. Reservations can be made up to four weeks in advance.
  • There are three Collection Bins located at the Memorial Union, Student Community Center, and Activities Recreational Center that can be reserved for two week periods (beginning on Wednesday ending on Tuesday). The Information Desk at the Memorial Union will approve the request for all locations.
  • Collection Bins are provided and will be placed by 9 a.m. on the Wednesday your reservation begins. The Collection Bins are large red Rubbermaid trash bins, to accommodate your donations. 
  • Collection Bins will be labeled by 11 a.m. on the Wednesday your reservation begins.
  • Labels must be typed, printed poster size (8.5” by 11”), and must indicate the type of drive, the organization name, and who the donations will go to.
  • If the Information Desk does not receive your signage by Tuesday, the day before your reservation, your reservation may be forfeited.
  • Collection Bins will be removed the Wednesday following the end of your reservation by 9 a.m., any unclaimed items will be donated to The Pantry or Aggie Reuse.
  • Please check-in or call the Memorial Union Information Desk at (530) 752 - 2222 to reserve open dates for your collection drive.

LCD Screens

There are nine LCD screens on the first and second floors that display student organizations' ads. Student Affairs Marketing and Communication receives submissions from registered student organizations and UC Davis Departments for up to two ads per quarter that can run for up to two weeks. To read more about submission guidelines, see the Student Affairs Marketing and Communications LCD Display Guidelines.

General Guidelines for Posting/Flyers/Chalking

The following information pertains to all posting on campus Bulletin Boards, both indoors and outdoors.

  1. Only one notice per event/activity per bulletin board is allowed.
  2. No 3-dimensional materials may be posted on any public University Bulletin Boards (materials must lay flat on the board).
  3. All posted materials must clearly indicate the name of the sponsoring department, organization, or person.
  4. No poster, handbill, or any other form of announcement or statement may be placed on, attached to, hung from, propped against, or written on any structure or natural feature of the campus such as walls, doors of buildings (either inside or outside), windows, restrooms, building or directional signboards, the surface of walkways or roads, fountains, posts, columns, waste receptacles, or trees. The cost of labor associated with enforcement, removal, or restoration may be billed by Grounds for most violations to the department, organization, or person(s) responsible for policy violation.
  5. Organizations or persons posting or exhibiting materials in a language other than English must file a translated copy of the materials with the Center for Student Involvement.
  6. The painting of signs, posters, and banners in the Memorial and Silo Unions and Lower Freeborn Hallways is not permitted.
  7. Chalking is not permitted on campus.

Outdoor Posting

  1. Only campus organizations such as departments, registered student organizations, sports clubs, constituent organizations (e.g., ASUCD, GSA), and campus interest groups are permitted to place temporary signs, banners, and posters at outdoor campus locations. Content is limited to sponsored events and student government elections and must include the name of sponsor, date, time, and location of the event.
  2. Signs, banners, or posters attached to stakes may only be placed on decomposed granite so long as they do not obstruct the free-flow of campus traffic, damage lawns or grounds, or create a safety hazard, or interfere with a scheduled event sponsored by another organization. Signs, banners, or posters may be staked on the Quad lawn only in association with a reserved Quad event.
  3. A-frame signs may be placed only on decomposed granite areas near sidewalks. They are prohibited on sidewalks and patios, in streets, in all bike circles, and on all lawn areas of the campus. A-frames that do not advertise a specific event with date, time, and location will be removed.
  4. Signs, banners, or posters cannot be propped against, hung from trees, or attached to buildings, balconies, waste receptacles, columns, or campus directional signboards.
    • Only wooden posts or stakes of no more than 2” x 2” thickness may be used to support any signs, banners, or posters (no metal or plastic pipes).
    • Posts or stakes are to be hammered into the ground. No digging is permitted.
  5. Size limits for signs, A-frames, banners, and posters are as follows:
    • Wooden signs, lightweight plastic board (“coroplast” material), and A-frames are limited to dimensions of 2 1/2’ x 4’ (30” x 48”)
    • A-frames must be constructed of sturdy materials to withstand strong winds and weather conditions.
    • Signs and banners made of paper, cloth, and plastic sheeting do not have specific size limits as long as good judgment is used.
  6. Signs, banners, and posters attached to stakes may not be posted in the same location for more than one week at a time. However, ASUCD or GSA posting material used for elections may remain for the duration of the campaign period.
  7. Sponsors are responsible for removing all signs and materials within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event or they will be discarded. Grounds reserves the right to remove signage as part of their normal maintenance schedule.

Groups may contact Grounds at (530) 752-1655 to retrieve removed A-frames and stakes.

Commercial Advertising


University regulations prohibit the distribution of commercial advertisements on campus.