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Alumni Gate Banners

Special Notes

The Alumni Gateway (also known as the Campus Gate) is the brick and stone archway at the corner of Court and Union Sts. Two spaces are available for banners, one located on either side of the central archway.

Those desiring to display a banner at the Alumni Gateway should review the guidelines for use of that space and then apply to the Baker University Center Administration Office using the Outdoor Space Reservation Request Form. The information provided on the form must specify the following:

  • Dates requested.
  • Organization sponsoring the event.
  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of a contact person.

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations of individuals or groups may be moved to accommodate official university functions. Banner space may be reserved for no more than three (3) consecutive days and no more than six (6) days per quarter by any one organization. Banners can be no larger than 36” high and 48” wide. Blank banners can be obtained from the Baker University Center Administration Office. Banners must be received by the Baker Center Information Desk no later than 8:00 am of the day of the reservation. Baker Center staff will hang banners by 9:00 a.m. of the day of the reservation. Nothing may be otherwise fastened to the Gate, bushes, light poles, or permanent signs.

Banners identifying a particular political candidate, party, or side of a ballot issue may not be displayed at this site. This includes student, local, state, and national elections. General statements encouraging participation in elections are permitted.

Banners that do not meet the requirements of this policy or that violate state or federal law are subject to removal.


  • Individuals and groups affiliated with Ohio University: Free
    (”Affiliated” individuals or groups shall be defined as all University students and employees, including faculty, administrators, classified non-bargaining staff, bargaining unit staff, and student employees of any academic, administrative, auxiliary, or co-curricular unit of Ohio University.)

Policy Restrictions

Outdoor space is available for use in accordance with University policy #24.016 “Use of Outdoor Space on the Athens Campus” which provides guidelines for use of outdoor spaces on the Athens campus and ensures that activities may be held on the campus in a manner that does not disrupt the operations of the University. Please review this policy before reserving outdoor space.