Producing an effective publication to market your department or program is an important component in recruiting students and creating awareness of and support for the impact that faculty, staff, students and alumni are making at Radford University. The Office of University Relations will collaborate with you to create a strategic and attractive communication tool. Our team can also assist you if your department, program, initiative or event warrants a unique look within the Radford brand.
Copy writing and review
After you've submitted your form, the process to create your project begins. First, any copy you have submitted will be reviewed and approved by our editor. If needed, our editor can also assist you in writing copy.
Once all content is submitted and approved, a graphic designer is assigned to personally work with you on your design project. This process timeframe depends on the scope of the project request and our current project load. Our project manager will work with you personally on a timeline for your job once all content is submitted.
You will receive electronic proofs of your project to approve or revise. When you have given final approval on your project (via email), it will be sent to the appropriate vendor for completion pending final review and approval by the University Relations team. Any changes made after the project is in production may incur additional charges from print vendors.
If requested, we will work with a print vendor to get your project completed. We will request pricing and ask you to approve it. Most printing can be done here on campus by Radford University printing services. Some projects, due to quantity, size or special effects, will need to be outsourced. The printing process on campus takes between one and two weeks and likely longer for projects sent elsewhere.
If requested, we will work with a mail house to get your project assembled, addressed and mailed. We will request pricing and ask you to approve it. Most mailings can be done here on campus by Radford University mailing services. Some projects, due to quantity, size, turnaround or other requirements, must be outsourced. Mail house services generally take one or two weeks from receipt of printed materials and mailing list.
Digital Design Services
Digital design services include web graphics, social media graphics or digital sign/TV graphic requests. These services are available to help you provide consistency when marketing your program or department on your www.radford.edu website, your departmental social media presence, or on the digital signs/TVs throughout main campus and RUC. Note for main campus digital signs: on your behalf we will request a digital sign run on the monitors throughout main campus, but these are managed by the Scheduling Office. They request that digital signs run for no more than two weeks at a time. Please keep that in mind when making requests and be sure to indicate in the form your desired start and end date for the digital sign graphics.
Once we have received your request form, we will contact you to confirm it has been received, ask any questions we may have and provide you with a timeline for production.
Video and Photo Services
University Relations video and photo services is dedicated to providing high-quality photo and video, incorporating audio, for student recruitment, promotion, and other outreach purposes for Radford University and RUC and will follow university guidelines to ensure consistency with the brand. We encourage you to submit requests with as much notice as possible.
Please note that we are unable to meet every request submitted due to the volume of requests made. Priority is given to videos and photos that support the recruitment needs of Radford University. We do not film guest speakers, classes, or other long-format productions.