Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications Department provides leadership to Feds services, societies, clubs and departments through marketing and communications supports for efforts that inform University of Waterloo undergraduates on the ways their student union serves, empowers and represents them.

There are a number of ways that the Marketing & Communications Department provides support to students.

Requesting a Poster Design

The Marketing & Communications Department provides graphic design services for all of Feds’ student-run services, clubs and societies and events. To make a formal request, follow the information below.

Step One

Before you begin, ensure your event is approved.
Fill out the appropriate event form at eventforms.feds.ca. Please allow 3 business days for your event form to be processed. You will receive an email with approval.

Step Two

Now you're ready to submit your request.
Log into request.feds.ca to submit your design request.

Include the following:

The Feds club, service, or society you are requesting the design for. 

  • The Feds club, service, or society you are requesting the design for.
  • Any sketches, ideas, or inspiration you have for the design. It is best to include 3 or more pieces of inspiration.
  • Any logos you need included in the design. We will add the Federation of Students Clubs or Services logo as appropriate. 
  • When you’d like to see the first draft.
  • When you’ll need the final file.
  • Other relevant details

​If this is for an event, include what you need displayed on the poster/design:

  • Who is the audience?    What is it?    When is it?    Where is it?
  • How much is it? 
  • Why is it unique?
  • Are advance tickets available? If so, how much? 
  • Are tickets available at the door? If so, how much? 
  • Are there different prices for uWaterloo students and guests? What are they? 
  • Is it 19+ or All Ages?  Any other restrictions? 
  • Do you have a website or social media site with more information?

Any requests that do not include all necessary information may cause a delay as we request the information from you. Please allow 2-5 business days for a sample design for your approval.
 

Request Poster Prints

We are happy to provide printing services for Feds' clubs, services and societies, and candidates in the Feds election. Feds does not provide personal printing services.

Step One

If you are requesting printing for an event, ensure your event is approved.
Fill out the appropriate event form at eventforms.feds.ca. Please allow 3 business days for your event form to be processed. You will receive an e-mail with approval.

Step Two

Submit your request.
Log into request.feds.ca to submit your design request.

Including the following details.

  • Which club, service or society is this printing for? 
  • How many would you like printed? 
  • What paper size would you like it printed on? We have:
    • Letter – 8 ½” x 11”
    • Legal – 8 ½” x 14”
    • Tabloid – 11” x 17"
  • If they are flyers, how many per page? 
  • How many copies would you like printed? 
  • Would you like the printing to be in black & white or colour? 
  • Any other relevant details? 
  • When do you plan to pick them up?
  • A PDF attachment containing the file you want printed.

Ensure the Feds Clubs or Services logo is included as appropriate. Consider using the Poster Run service.

Our Marketing Assistant will contact you, to ask any questions via email, and let you know when you can pick up your finished print request from SLC 1116.

Printing Prices

$0.09 - 8.5" x 11" - Black & White
$0.20 - 8.5" x 11" - Colour

$0.09 - 8.5" x 14" - Black & White
$0.20 - 8.5" x 14" - Colour

$0.17 - 11" x 17" - Black & White
$0.39 - 11" x 17" - Colour
 

Requesting Tickets Printed

We provide thermal ticket printing for all Feds clubs, societies, events and initiatives. With our thermal ticket printer, we are able to provide you with a fresh, professional, and affordable way to be able to elevate your event with students.

To order tickets, complete the Ticket Order Form.
 

Website Updates

Do you see outdated information on our website? Do you need website assistance for Feds.ca and any of the webpages on our website? E-mail our Web Design Specialist at web@feds.ca from a uWaterloo email address or submit a request at request.feds.ca.
 

Social Media/Public Relations Training & Assistance

The Marketing and Communications Department manages a number of social media accounts for the Federation of Students.

Feds' Communications & Media Relations Specialist Lisa Umholtz provides assistance to Feds clubs, services and societies seeking assistance with managing their social media accounts. Lisa provides assistance working with the media, generating press releases, and increasing exposure for your initiative. For assistance, contact Lisa at lisa.umholtz@feds.ca.  

Spread the Word

Student Life Centre Atrium Banners 
Feds clubs, services and societies are welcome to use the railings in the Student Life Centre Atrium area to display event banners. Banner space is available on a first-come first-serve basis. A maximum length of 7 feet is permitted. Only event and time-sensitive advertising is encouraged (no general promotion), and banners are permitted only for a two week period. The Feds logo or Feds Clubs logo is required on all banner postings.

Want a banner printed? 
If you would like help from us to design and/or print a banner for you, log into  request.feds.ca. Please allow 4 business days for a sample design for your approval.

Add Your Event to the Feds.ca Events Calendar 
We welcome you to submit your event for inclusion on the Feds.ca Events Listing. 

Complete the online submission form. Please expect four business days (Mon-Fri, 9-4) for your event to be posted.

Poster Run
Each week our Poster Runner distributes posters across campus. The Poster Run is an excellent way to inform students about your upcoming event. Please visit the Poster Run page for more information or to submit a request.

Flyers
Flyers are another great way to promote your upcoming event. We offer printing of flyers on letter paper, however, the flyers will need to be cut by your team. Printing through Feds is a much more affordable way to promote your next event.

Booking in the SLC Marketplace
Interested in booking the SLC Marketplace for your next event? Please complete the SLC Event Form

Contact Information

For general Feds Marketing & Communications requests, please submit your request at request.feds.ca.