To coincide with commencement-week activities, visitors may notice a higher CU visual presence around the Anschutz Medical Campus. A collaboration between the Offices of Integrated University Communications, Facilities Operations and Outreach and Events has resulted in new signage and banner installations, including both event-specific and semi-permanent placements.
New 'feather flag' banners will be flying high during commencement and convocation festivities, helping to identify the multiple celebrations and groups. These 13-feet tall banners combine a consistent university logo with a headline and color block keyed specifically for each of the schools, colleges and commencement-related events. The banners are reusable as needed, with an average lifespan of 3-5 years.
A more ambitious project is the installation of nearly 200 banners on pedestrian light poles throughout the campus. Featuring a mix of visual identity, strategic messaging and simple wayfinding, the banners are intended to remain a permanent fixture on campus, with plans to update them as needed on a quarterly basis.
“I like to think of the pedestrian banners as a multi-layered approach,” says Jeff Exstrum, the university’s brand manager. “They provide three things sorely needed at the Anschutz Medical Campus: general identification and brand awareness, thoughtful messaging supporting our mission and vision and general wayfinding to help our visitors navigate our still-evolving grounds.
“Both projects are perfect examples of the culture of collaboration and innovation that makes our university such a great place to be part of. Without it, I’m sure these would still be just doodles in someone’s notebook.”
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