Advertising and Sponsorship

Want to reach the elusive 18-24-year-olds? Want thousands of active Illini to see your message daily? Want the best bang for your buck? Want to make sure your company’s message is seen? Campus Rec offers promotional opportunities for your message to be seen by our students and members.

Facility Usage

805,304
total swipes
739,372
total student swipes
33,388
unique swipes
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Partner with Us

Program Sponsorship

Be the title partnership for Group Fitness, Intramurals, Adventure Recreation, Personal Training, Learn to Swim, or Learn to Skate.

  • Receive: Logo recognition on posters, web link, guide advertisement, product giveaways, and more!
  • Reach: Your brand will directly reach thousands of participants. This helps you reach very specific audiences.
  • Price: Dependent on program and extent of brand placement.

Advertising Options

Digital Signage

Your company or department name or event is displayed on all 10 LCD digital screens in the ARC strategically placed for maximum exposure. Your ad rotates every 15 seconds on each screen for up to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, 360 days a year. You receive approximately 10-15 ad rotations per hour per screen!

The best part — you can change your ad as often as you want! Promote a special for 1 week then something else the next. It’s easy!

Digital sign file size: 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high, dpi 72 in JPG format

RSOs must be in good standing and submit the Student Org Finance Center (SOFC) Purchase Request approval before filling out the RSO Digital Sign request form to advertise with Campus Recreation.

Department Digital Sign Request  RSO Digital Sign Request  

Demos and Tabling

  • Get your items directly into the audience’s hands.
  • 2 hours – 10’x10′ booth (1 table, 2 chairs)
  • For larger product demos, facility rental charges may apply.

Posters

Have your name be the first thing a person sees when going into the locker rooms, heading upstairs, etc. These full-color large graphic poster locations are in the main lobbies and walkways. It is a great way to be seen.

Poster Dimensions: 22″ wide x 28″ high

  • Available at ARC, CRCE, and Ice Arena

* We can print your full-color poster in-house or you can provide your own.

Radio

Campus Recreation has its own internal radio station playing at the ARC and CRCE during all operating hours. We manage the music and ads played. Put your message out to our patrons.

Ad Length: 30 seconds
Locations: Your ad plays in ARC and CRCE facilities.

  • 200 commercials per month (7 per day)
  • 125 commercials per month (4 per day)
  • 75 commercials per month (2 per day)

Dasherboards

These are the most visible option that will get your brand noticed to the thousands of skaters and spectators at the Ice Arena and the CRCE MAC Gym (indoor soccer, dodgeball, etc.) These panels are a prime way to create a positive impression on a wide spectrum of players, families, and spectators.

Dasherboard Dimensions: 8 feet long x 3 feet tall.

All production is included.

Zamboni

Put your name on the coolest machine on campus! The Ice Arena has 2 zambonies that your name/logo will go on. The crowds always go crazy when the zamboni hits the ice.

3 locations available (can be 1, 2, or all 3 locations)

Events

Illini Frenzy

Get your business front and center to the 8,000+ Illini at the Campus Recreation Welcome Week event.
This is a great way to introduce yourself to the new and current CU residents.

  • Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
  • Time: 4-7pm (set-up starting at 2:30pm)
  • Location: Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign

Event Webpage

Sponsorship Options

Event Sponsor

  • Naming rights: “Illini Frenzy sponsored by XX”
  • 30’x20′ booth in premium location (six tables)
  • premium logo placement on front of 2,000 giveaway t-shirts
  • logo on promotional posters
  • web site link from campusrec.illinois.edu
  • electricity provided
  • must provide interactive activity

Title Vendor

  • 30’x10′ booth in premium location (three tables)
  • logo placement on back side of 2,000 giveaway t-shirts
  • logo on partnership posters
  • web site link from campusrec.illinois.edu
  • electricity provided
  • must provide interactive activity

Presenting Vendor

  • 20’x10′ booth in premium location (two tables)
  • name on partnership posters
  • web site link from campusrec.illinois.edu
  • electricity provided
  • right to conduct sales
  • must provide interactive activity

Supporting Vendor

  • 10’x10′ booth (1 table, 2 chairs)
  • name on partnership posters
  • electricity provided
  • right to conduct sales
  • must provide interactive activity

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Lease Party
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Get your rental property in front of students at the Fall and Spring Campus Recreation Lease Promotion Parties at the ARC!  At this event, leasing companies on campus may reserve booth spaces for 3 hours that are located in the ARC Wintergarden (main lobby), and receive 1 month of digital signage advertising across 13 digital screens in 3 Campus Recreation facilities.

  • 10’x10′ booth (1 table, 2 chairs)
  • one (1) month of digital signage advertising with Campus Recreation
  • opportunity to give away promotional items

Contact

Emily Cenzano
Partnership Development Coordinator

Auxiliary, Health and Wellbeing Marketing

Interested in partnering with us? Shoot us an email and we can discuss your advertising and sponsorship needs and what avenues align best with your goals. Don't see an option that fits your brand? We can build custom packages tailored to your company. Contact us today!