UCSB Departments
1 Ad for 7 Days $25
Quarterly Fee* $100
1 Ad w/Sponsorship Logo for 7 days $40
Quarterly Fee* for Ads w/Sponsorship Logos $160
Student Organizations
1 Ad for 7 Days $10
Quarterly Fee* $40
*broadcast as many ads as you want for one quarter, provided you don't have more than 3 ads broadcasting at the same time.

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING the UCSB Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises (HDAE) DigiKnow Network to publicize your event. DigiKnow is a digital signage network comprised of 34 screens located at the front desks of all eight residence halls, throughout the four Dining Commons, the Loma Pelona Multipurpose Building, the HDAE administrative office (1501 Residential Services), Westgate Apartments, Santa Ynez Apartments, Sierra Madre Villages, Family Student Housing, and San Clemente Villages Community Center.


What You Need to Do:

  1. Read Policies (below)
  2. Create Your Ad (Design Suggestion Tips)
  3. Submit Ad & Information
  4. Pay



The guidelines for broadcasting your event are listed below. Please note: failure to adhere to these policies could affect the broadcasting of your ad.

Digiknow Policies

Guidelines for Publicizing Events

  • DigiKnow is a visual communication tool designed to facilitate and enhance the dissemination of information to UCSB’s residential students and Dining Commons' customers. HDAE utilizes DigiKnow to publicize events and programs that are administered by HDAE and to post important information regarding services. In addition, it is intended for use by University departments and registered student organizations that wish to publicize events open to all UCSB students. In the event of an emergency, DigiKnow will be dedicated to providing information updates about the emergency.
  • Ads may not conflict with the mission of UCSB or HDAE and must comply with all UCSB and HDAE policies. HDAE reserves the right to edit all materials to fit network or presentation requirements. HDAE may refuse or return for revision any submittals for language, pictures, images, or references to alcohol and other drugs that are unlawful or harmful.
  • Ads regarding elections:
    • HDAE Community Councils, Associated Students, and Campus Departments:
      • Candidates: ads must come from the respective Elections Committee, a neutral source, and cannot specifically endorse one candidate.
      • Initiatives: Ads must be neutral and can provide basic information on what a yes vote will result in. 
    • Local and beyond:
      • Candidates: Ads advertising an event or volunteer opportunity with a candidate are acceptable. Ads must be neutral, and provide basic information with no direction on how to vote.
      • Propositions: Ads must be neutral, and provide basic information with no direction on how to vote.
    • Ads encouraging people to vote regardless of their affiliation are encouraged and welcome.
  • See table above for pricing information. Please note that we cannot broadcast your ad(s) until we have received payment.
  • Ads may be designed in Microsoft PowerPoint (the 16x9 widescreen slide size), or if designed in another software ads should be 1920 x 1080 pixels. Ads cannot be larger than 30MB.
  • Ads shall be one slide only, and University departments and student organizations may only broadcast three ads at a time.
  • Please utilize our resources to help you create your ad.
  • All submissions must be made to HDAE at least five (5) business days in advance of the requested broadcast date – this is the minimum time requirement necessary to review submittals and insert materials into the DigiKnow broadcast. Ads will be broadcast for no longer than seven (7) days and may be subject to space availability.
  • HDAE will not be responsible for the permanent storage of any submitted materials beyond their scheduled run dates. All materials will be deleted after the last scheduled run date.