Office of Marketing

Home Page Slider Request Form

USM's home page image slider features two Wild Card spaces that rotate different events, news, or accomplishments at the university. Each Wild Card slider is live on the home page for about two weeks, based on schedule and availability. Slider space cannot guaranteed, but we do our best to accommodate requests.

The Office of Marketing will need a lead time of seven (7) business days to create and acquire all necessary approvals before the slider is to be published. If you are promoting an event, the slider should be published no later than two weeks prior to the date of your event.

Text space on each slide is limited to 230 characters (this includes spacing, punctuation and any HTML markup behind the scenes), and the slider will link to a webpage that should offer more detailed information to anyone that clicks through. There is often room for 2–3 Related Links on the left as well.

If you need help choosing an image, please visit the Web Ready Image Bank, or write a note in the comments section below. Questions? Please contact Tina Burnell at x4775.

Sample Slider

Contact Information
Please provide the contact information for the person that Marketing will work with to produce the slider.
Slider Information
Please include a brief title for the slider, brief teaser copy that includes the date of your event, a link that the slider will point to, and up to three optional links that also relate to the slider content.
Do not exceed 230 characters (including punctuation, spaces, and any behind-the-scenes markup including bold, italics, or embedded links).
Slider Photo
Attach up to 3 photo options (.png, .jpg, .tif) to use for the slider. [Or attach a zip file with up to 3 options.] Image must be at least 621 pixels wide and 363 pixels high, preferably larger to allow for cropping. NOTE: The left third (about 200 pixels) or so of the image will be hidden beneath the text. Please keep this in mind when choosing your photos.
File size is capped at 8MB. If you need help choosing an image, please visit the Web Ready Image Bank or contact Tina Burnell at x4775.
Please enter any questions, comments, or special instructions here.