Campus Promotion Guidelines and Resources

NEW! In an effort to improve our user experience, multiple processes have been consolidated into one new form! Tell us about the events, programs, resources, or student services you need help promoting and what type of graphic design support you may need in our new marketing request form. After you've submitted, we'll help design any promotional materials you may need and post to the appropriate channels!

Learn more about our communication channels to help get the word out and submit our marketing request form below:

Marketing Request Form

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Events calendar

The DVC calendar is one of the best ways to promote events to students, employees, and external audiences. Tell us about your upcoming event using the form; we'll get it on our calendar and send you a link you can share with faculty, staff, and students! The marketing team typically reviews and publishes events on Fridays. We recommend submitting events as early as possible, as people's schedules fill up fast!

Events calendar graphic specifications and support:

  • Calendar photos/graphics should be square - 720px X 720px. We recommend prioritizing high quality photos over graphics. 
  • Posts must be mobile friendly, so please limit the amount of text on graphics.
  • 8.5" x 11" flyers cannot be posted to the calendar. 
  • Events cannot be posted without an image or graphic. If you need help with graphics, you can request support in our form! 

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Newsletter

Our monthly events newsletter helps current students learn about important DVC services and stay up-to-date with what's happening on campus. It contains important dates, college-wide announcements, and information about upcoming performances, workshops, and events. If the information you submit in our marketing request form applies to the majority of students, we'll include it in an upcoming newsletter!  For the current publication schedule and past issues, see our Newsletter page.

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Social media

The marketing team maintains the primary Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn channels for DVC. These are great outlets to engage students and the community. Events, important dates and deadlines, and on-campus activities are just some of the many things we promote on these accounts. 

Please note: the marketing team does not recommend creating social accounts for individual departments/programs. Social media is a great way to engage and inform students about your college department and/or program, but building a following and maintaining social accounts is a lot of work. You cannot expect immediate results and you could be spending many hours creating content that very few people are reading. If you are thinking about creating or currently have social media accounts for your department and/or program, please read our Social Media Guidelines.

Social media graphic specifications and support

  • Each social media platform has different sizing requirements that change regularly. For current specs, please visit: Hubspot Social Media Image Dimensions.
  • Posts must be mobile friendly, so please avoid using text on photos/graphics. 
  • To increase engagement with your content, we recommend prioritizing high quality photos over graphics. 
  • 8.5 x 11 flyers cannot be posted to social media. 
  • If you need help selecting a photo or with graphics, you can request support in our form!

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Campus monitors

The college has several digital display monitors across the campus where important information for students and upcoming events are posted. These are great ways to promote events and services to internal audiences like current students and employees. Please note that class promotions can only be displayed on monitors in the discipline's area.

Monitor graphic specifications and support

  • Specs: 3200px X 1800px (16:9 Canva and PowerPoint), JPG
  • Please limit the amount of text on graphics. Use a minimum font size of 32. QR codes are recommended to provide additional details. 
  • 8.5 x 11 flyers cannot be posted to the monitors. 
  • If you need help with graphics, you can request support in our form! 

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InSite banner

The marketing team displays events and important information to internal audiences on InSite through banners. Note: there are a limited number of banner spaces available. Banners can be published for one or all three audiences – faculty, staff, students.

InSite banner graphic specifications and support

  • Specs: 570px X 180px, 72 dpi, under 30k, PNG or JPG
  • Posts must be mobile friendly, so please limit the amount of text on graphics.
  • If you need help with graphics, you can request support in our form! 

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The Inquirer - Student newspaper

The centerpiece of Diablo Valley College's journalism program is the award-winning, student-run newspaper The Inquirer. The Inquirer online publishes—and posts to social media—new articles on a biweekly basis, distributed to students and faculty through a campus-wide "DVC Headlines" newsletter. The Inquirer's print edition restarted in fall 2022 and appears monthly with a circulation of 2,000.

If you have an interesting story to share, an event coming up, or news about projects or people who deserve attention, please contact advisor Michael Levitin to see about including it in an upcoming edition.

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Posting on campus

Bulletin boards

Bulletin boards are managed by the Student Life Office. The maximum size for bulletin board requests is 11”x17”. There are ten boards on campus. Contact Todd Farr for more information.

Print and mail resources

DVC Printshop – Black & white and full color available. Contact Teresa Towers for a quote. Send final files along with quantity needed to: dvcprintshop@dvc.edu.

Sizes available:

  • Standard letter: 8.5”x11”
  • Poster: 11”x17”
  • Large over size posters and banners up to 36”
  • Quarter sheet: 4.25”x5.5”
  • Half sheet: 8.5”x5.5”
  • Sandwich Board: 22”x28”

The marketing department does not submit or fund print jobs for other departments. If we partner on a graphic design project, you will receive final files to send to the printshop using your department's GL. 


Class promotion guide

The DVC Marketing Department is small but mighty. We focus on enrollment objectives for the college at-large. Due to scale that means we market programs, not classes. Even so, we know you need support. Visit our Class Promotion Guide to learn how to get the word out about your classes.

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Contact Communications and Marketing

Director:
Brandy Howard  925-969-2048 bhoward@dvc.edu
Media Design Specialist:
Vacant    
Web Administrator:
Ken Statham 925-969-2051 kstatham@dvc.edu
Communications and Marketing Coordinators:
Keith Parsons 925-969-2054 kparsons@dvc.edu
Lori Golden 925-969-2050 lgolden@dvc.edu
Web Project Coordinator:
Vacant    
Product Marketing Specialist (Career Education)    
Ryan Blauvelt   rblauvelt421@dvc.edu