Posting and Banners


  • Decorating and the removal of decorations must occur during the time of the reservation and is the responsibility of the sponsoring group/event host.
  • Helium balloons are not permitted. They can get caught in the ceiling fans or can set off the optical smoke detectors.
  • Smoke, fog and bubble machines are not allowed. Bubbles make the floor too slippery. Smoke and fog set off smoke detectors which set off fire alarms.
  • Candles, oil lamps, or incense are not permitted.
  • ONLY gaffers or masking tape may be used. Gaffers tape may be used for decorations that need to adhere to the floor, but the tape must be removed. Decorations may not be taped to the shades or windows.
  • Flowers and other decorations must arrive and be removed during the reservation period.
  • Ladders may be reserved and used with approval prior to the date of the event.
  • Hanging decorations must be approved prior to the date of the event. 

Paper Banners

Banner paper and markers are provided by the Collis Governing Board to advertise your organization's events.

  • Banner paper is available in Collis 014.
  • Banners must be under 7 feet in length and 3 feet in width.
  • Banners must be made on the raised banner making station in Collis 014.
  • Groups may not use Collis banner paper or supplies for use outside of Collis.
  • Those who misuse or abuse the banner making supplies will be held accountable for replacement and/or cleaning related expenses.

To maximize the number of posters that can be hung:

  • Organizations and departments are limited to one banner at a time.
  • Banners may be hung for a maximum of one week.
  • Banners advertising specific events and time specific student opportunities may be placed up to a week in advance of the event.
  • Banners are hung on a first come, first served basis.

Collis Atrium Banner Space

  • Banners advertising meetings and/or services may be placed in the Atrium Banner hanging space (from ropes that span the length of the Atrium).
  • The Atrium Banner Space is a reservable space through Virtual EMS.
  • Displays are limited to a one week period.
  • Banners must weigh less than 5 pounds
  • Sharp objects may not be used
  • The event organizer is responsible for providing the rope (100') and for hanging the display.
  • The display must be associated with an on-campus event open to all of campus.

Bulletin Boards and Other Posting Areas

Recognized Dartmouth student organizations and College departments may post material on non-departmental bulletin boards and kiosks in the Collis Center and Robinson Hall.

  • All materials posted must be of interest to the College community and display the organization's name and the date of the event.
  • Only one flier per bulletin board is allowed.
  • No staples or tape may be used on bulletin boards.
  • Commercial postings (credit cards, summer opportunities, jobs, etc.) may be posted ONLY on the circular bulletin board in the basement.
  • Posting on walls, windows or doors is not allowed.
  • Posting is not allowed in '53 Commons.

Any materials posted that do not comply with the above policy will be removed.

Atrium Bulletin Board

  • This bulletin board (in the Collis Atrium) may be reserved by campus departments and organizations.
  • Displays are limited to a 1-week period.
  • The bulletin board must display the name of the sponsoring group. 

The Collis Porch Banner Hanging Space

The Collis Center is central to campus life at Dartmouth. Its location on the corner of the campus provides many opportunities for discussion and dialogue--both actively in programs and passively with posters, banners, and advertisements. 

Recognizing Collis' role as Dartmouth's student center, the porch banner space may be reserved by departments, with the approval of the Deputy Director of the Collis Center, for the advertisement of significant institutional occasions for students. The banner dimensions are 9’ wide by 11’ high.