Marketing & Communications Request Form

Student Affairs Marketing (SAM) is a marketing and communications resource for the Division of Student Affairs, developing creative solutions to educate, engage, and enrich the Northwestern community.

Timelines and Turnaround

Projects are assigned in the order they are received. Most projects will take 4-5 weeks to complete based on SAM's project load, giving each assignment the attention it deserves. Updates to previous marketing campaigns (same look, new text) may be completed more quickly. Please note: The due date is the date we give you completed digital files and printing orders are ready to be placed with vendors.

Production & Printing

Please keep in mind that it can take 2-3 days to get posters, flyers, handbills, table tents, and banners printed. It can take 7-10 days to get booklets, brochures, and postcards printed. If you plan to print a larger number of printed pieces, please keep this timeline in mind. Production of printed pieces can significantly add to your project’s timeline.

Event Photography

Please make your event photography requests at least two weeks before your event to ensure SAM can cover it. Please include any information about the event ( a brief agenda, any special photo needs, special turnaround, etc. ) that can be helpful to know ahead of time.


Contact James McHaley at or 847.467.7113.