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Public Posting Policies

Public Posting Policies for Housing & Residence Life


  1. All postings must be approved and stamped by the Office of Student Life prior to posting in Housing & Residence Life. Please refer to the OSL posting policies and regulations for more information. 


  2. All publications distributed within or in front of the on-campus residence halls and dining commons must have prior approval from the Office of Housing and Residence Life or its designee.

  3. A maximum of 5 posters or flyers may be posted in Housing & Residence Life designated locations. See item 10 below.

  4. Posters may not exceed 3 feet by 3 feet in size. Flyers are generally 8.5 inches-by-11 inches or 9 inches-by-14 inches.

  5. Blue tape or painter’s tape must be used to hang all postings, with the exception of utilizing a designated kiosk or bulletin board.

  6. All postings must have contact information including, but not limited to: date, time and location if applicable, purpose or intent of the program, and a contact email or phone number.

  7. Deteriorating postings will be removed immediately.

  8. Inappropriate postings incongruent with the mission of the University of California, Merced, Housing & Residence Life and/or the Office of Student Life will not be approved.

  9. All postings and directional signage must be removed by the sponsoring club, organization or department within 48 hours after the event and/or two weeks after the approval date for resource or information postings.

  10. Once approved, you may post in the following areas:

  •  Designated California Room and Den windows

  •  Cork boards located by the Housing Offices in Tenaya and Terrace Center

  • Tri cork boards by Scholars Lane, Mammoth Lane, and Bobcat Lane

  • Designated wall space in the dining commons

11. Any member of the campus community may register a written complaint or concern with the Office of Student Life regarding alleged posting violations and potential clean-up costs.

12. All potential violations of policy will be referred to Student Conduct for adjudication and failure to abide by posting policies may result in fees or loss of posting privileges.