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UMUToday Content Request Form

Thank you for your submission to UMUToday. All submissions are due by 3 p.m. the business day prior to when you would like your announcement to run. Submissions are limited to three runs. Please read the Q&A section below to ensure your submission is accepted. 

By submitting to UMUToday, you are confirming that your submission is accurate and has the approval of your office director for staff, department chair for faculty, or director of student involvement and leadership for students.

For questions, please contact umutoday@mountunion.edu. 

Frequently Asked Questions (Read Before Submitting Request)

  1. When does UMUToday run?

    UMUToday runs daily Monday through Friday during the academic year on days when there are classes and every Wednesday during the summer of 2022 (after Commencement through the first day of classes). 

  2. How do I submit my announcement/event to UMUToday?

    Please fill out the form above. Events must be submitted to be included in UMUToday; they are no longer pulled from the public event calendar. 

  3. How many days will my announcement/event run?

    Your announcement will run on the days you select, for a maximum of three days. For ticketed events, it is recommended that you run your first announcement at least three weeks prior to the end of ticket sales. For non-ticketed events, it is recommended that you run your first announcement at least two weeks prior to the event to increase attendance. 

  4. What can I submit to UMUToday?

    Approved University sponsored events and announcements may be submitted to UMUToday. By submitting to UMUToday, you are confirming that your submission is accurate and has the approval of your office director for staff, department chair for faculty, or director of student involvement and leadership for students. Surveys/quizzes are accepted only with prior approval from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (see below). 

  5. What media and text can I include with my announcement/event?

    Images and files are not required to accompany your submission; however, text is required. Text must be short and include only relevant information (ex: time, date, location, brief details, contact info, RSVP links, etc.). 

    PDF files are strongly recommended over .jpg, .jpeg, and .png files for accessibility and visibility. Submissions with only an image/PDF and no accompanying text will not be accepted. Files are limited to a 5MB size. QR codes are discouraged as they are not clickable or scannable from an email by most devices; links are encouraged. 

  6. Can I submit a survey/quiz to UMUToday?

    Surveys will not be included in UMUToday unless they comply with research and personal data regulations through theInstitutional Review Board (IRB)andOffice of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE). Proof of approval from OIE is required to be emailed to umutoday@mountunion.edu for all survey submissions. 

  7. How do I make changes to or cancel my submission?

    If changes or cancellation are required for your announcement, you are responsible for notifying umutoday@mountunion.edu by 3 p.m. the business day before your announcement is scheduled to run. If notification is not received by this time, your announcement may run as-is. 

  8. Can you run my event/announcement for more days?

    No, we keep submissions to a minimum to not clutter the UMUToday email.

  9. Why didn’t my submission appear in UMUToday?
    • There could be several reasons for this. Please confirm you:
      • Received your UMUToday submission receipt in your inbox 
      • Your announcement/event was submitted by 3 p.m. the business day before you requested it to run (this includes by 3 p.m. on Friday for a Monday announcement and holidays) 
      • Your submission was for a day where classes were in session 
      • Your request did not exceed the three-run limit 
      • Your request was approved by your office director, department chair, or director of student life 
      • Your submission was the correct file size and was accompanied with text for accessibility 
      • Your submission was not already submitted by someone else 
      • If your submission was an event, you included a time, date, and location 
      • If your submission was a survey/quiz, you submitted prior approval from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to umutoday@mountunion.edu  
  10. Why am I not receiving the UMUToday emails?
    • There could be several reasons for this. Please confirm: 
      • You’re a currently enrolled student and/or employee of the University (alumni, previously but no longer enrolled students, those only auditing courses, former employees, donors, community members, and trustees do not receive UMUToday emails) 
      • Your UMUToday emails aren’t going into your “junk” folder or “other” tab 
      • You haven’t unsubscribed from University emails. If you have, please contact the Office of Marketing at info@mountunion.edu 
      • You just started with the University (email lists are updated on the first of every month) 
  11. Can I have a separate email to go out to staff, faculty, and/or students?

    We strongly encourage you to submit your event or announcement to UMUToday, which has a high open and click-through rate. The nature of some emails may warrant a separate email as laid out in the email policy (ex: emergencies, ticketed events, major campus announcements, etc.) If your announcement falls into one of these categories, please have your office director (staff), department chair (faculty), or the director of student involvement and leadership (students) contact their appropriate email liaison.