On Campus will connect you with over 35,000 prospective & current students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. It is distributed throughout the year by over 100 campus units in several central campus locations. This official visitors guide to the university is offered free of charge and provides a comprehensive first glance at the University of Illinois and life in Champaign-Urbana.


  • April 12last day to reserve space
  • April 26cancellation deadline
  • April 26last day to submit copy and assets for ad design
  • April 30print-ready ads due
  • July 2019publication/delivery

For sales questions & ad requests contact
For billing contact Cheryl Tonkinson at 217.333.9200 or email


AD Specifications

Ads will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the day they are due and must meet the following requirements:

  • All ads are printed in full color.
  • Editable working files for ads must be provided along with print-ready pdfs.
  • Ads must match the dimensions provided with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  • Ads should be set up in CMYK colorspace, not RGB.
  • Campus Advertisers should not include an Illinois logo, block I, or unit wordmark in their design. Illinois branding will be applied at publication level.

Ads meeting the above requirements may be emailed to

Campus Advertisers

This contract is your invoice and you will receive no other invoice. It must be filled out completely with a C-FOAP number and authorized signature.

Off-campus Advertisers

You will receive an invoice and a copy of On Campus to the provided address (unlelss otherwise instructed). To request copies for distribution at your location contact

NOTE: A signed contract is required for all advertisers. Late ads may not run.

Ad Rates and Dimensions

Graphic showing A is full size, B is half page and C is one quarter
ID Name Rate Dimensions Bleed
A Inside Front Cover $2,000 8.275" X 10.75" 0.125" on all sides
A Inside Rear Cover $2,000 8.275" X 10.75" 0.125" on all sides
A Full Page $1,600 8.275" X 10.75" 0.125" on all sides
B 1/2 Page $900 7.4988" X 4.5625" none
C 1/4 Page $500 3.6556" X 4.5625" none


The deadline to reserve advertising space was Friday, March 30th. 

Please contact Creative Services if you have questions about this advertising opportunity.