Digital Posting Request Policy

HFS staff, student groups and students living within the UW residence halls, and UW partners, may submit community announcements to be displayed on digital screens (located on residence hall public floors and the Husky Den video wall) with the purpose of promoting a campus or UW-community program, school, organization, activity or event.

Individuals who submit a request are responsible for creating the posting they wish to display. Each advertisement must follow the requirements listed below.

HFS Digital Ad Requirements

File Type

Only PowerPoint files will be accepted.

Screen Size and Dimensions



Target Audience 


PowerPoint Setting 

Alder Hall, Cedar Apartments, Elm Hall, Lander Hall, Poplar Hall

Residence Hall Students

1920 x 1080 pixels

19.2 x 10.8 inches

Husky Den Video Wall*

Students, Faculty, Staff

1920 x 1080 pixels

19.2 x 10.8 inches

Mercer Court (A–C)

Undergraduate Students

1920 x 1080 pixels

19.2 x 10.8 inches

Mercer Court (D–E)

Graduate Students

1920 x 1080 pixels

19.2 x 10.8 inches


*Priority for the Husky Den video wall will be given to UW Dining and UW Dining's partners.


For images, the minimum dpi (dots per inch) is 150 dpi.


Keep it simple. Use common windows fonts that most windows users have. If a Mac user creates a screen and uses a font that is not in Windows, the text will not function as anticipated. For ease of readability, use only one or two fonts. Headers should be in type size 40 points or larger, while other text should not be smaller than 18 points.


Keep information at least a half inch away from the border so the visibility of the text won't be reduced.

Before Submission, Please:

  • Make sure requests are in accordance with this policy.
  • If advertising an event, make sure all the appropriate arrangements have been made.
  • Upon approval, Residential Life staff will display these postings in designated residence hall locations. Postings will be displayed for up to two weeks or until 24 hours after an event, whichever occurs first.
  • Submit the form, and email your PowerPoint to at least 72 hours (or three business days) in advance of the desired display date.