Diag boards are plywood advertisement boards in over 70 different locations on campus. Despite their popular name, they are not limited to the Diag. Locations range from the Diag and the Arch to the Hill Area and North Campus. Student organizations and university departments can rent these spaces to advertise for their events; they are not available to unaffiliated businesses or individuals.

Advertisers may reserve Diag board locations on a week-by-week basis during the academic year (month-by-month in summer). The minimum reservation is one week; the maximum reservation is one semester. Diag board advertisements are generally placed on Monday evenings.  Advertisers create their designs on canvas and submit them to SORC staff before the deadline, and SORC drivers place canvases on the plywood boards.

Due to high demand for Diag boards, a lottery is conducted each semester. Contact SORC staff for more information about the lottery or click here to get on the mailing list.

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Diag Boards: Prices

Diag board spaces are rented on a week-to-week basis.  There are over 60 Diag board locations all over campus; some locations are more visible than others, so there are four different price categories.  This is based on booking preference by previous SORC renters.  Click here to see a map of locations and their corresponding categories.

Diag Boards: Availability

Diag boards are effective and inexpensive, so they are very high in demand. There is a drawing at the beginning of each semester for first-round reservation appointments; after first-round appointments, we accept reservations by request. Find out what you need to know here.

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Diag Boards: Terms of Contract

The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) agrees to render services as stated on the contract; the Advertiser agrees to pay for services as stated on the contract and abide by the following terms.

Diag Boards: Retrieving Your Ad

Retrieving Your Diag Board Canvas

Once SORC drivers have taken a Diag board down, it will be held at SORC for two weeks, during which you can pick it up. 

After two weeks, it becomes property of SORC and one of several things could happen:

Diag Boards: Request Space

How you request Diag board spaces depends on when you visit this page.

If an application period is currently OPEN, you will find the applications here:

Diag Boards: Content

All basic content requirements established by SORC apply, most importantly:

  • The full name of the student organization or department must be visible on all Diag boards. Letters identifying this information must be at least 2" tall. Acronyms do not fulfill this requirement.

  • Multiple student organizations or department names may be included, but at a minimum, the name of the organization that reserved the space must appear.