Frequently Asked Questions
What does Communications & Creative Services do?
We create and facilitate internal and external communication online, in print, in person, and in the media. We also have tools available on the site to help you out.
How do I get something done through CCS?
If you need a project completed, a press release sent, or some work done on your website, fill out a request. For specific help, contact one of our staff members.
What timetable can be expected for most projects to be completed?
Because of the quantity of project requests CCS receives, expect at least two weeks for most projects. However, contact your project manager to discuss a more accurate timetable and expected completion date.
Can you print 24x36 posters for us?
We can design a poster of that size, but printing must be done by an outside vendor, or Student Life. We do not have the equipment to print such sizes in our department.
How soon does my poster need to get out for an event?
Ideally 2-3 weeks before an event. Anything less will have little attendance because his/her time is already planned out. Four weeks or more the event may be forgotten.
Can I use an image I got off the Internet for my printed poster?
Unfortunately, no. Print images mud be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). See our photo library of images that are the correct dpi for print projects.
I have a file someone else designed for me. Can you use it?
It depends. It would be easier for us to create a new file than work with someone else’s due to fonts, artwork and text, but we may be able to work with what you have. After you have completed the project proposal, we can take a look at what you have to determine if we can use it or not.
Can I send you a Microsoft Publisher file to work on?
Unfortunately, no. We do not use nor support Publisher software. We have no way to open or work on a Publisher file.
How do I submit my article for Today@SF?
You must submit your request using the Submit to Today@SF form. Please make sure to proofread your content before submitting it.
Why didn’t the newspaper publish my event?
In short, nothing went wrong. It’s the editor of the newspaper that is the gatekeeper and his or her goal is to serve the public’s “right to know.” Our department has no influence on what will or not be published by any newspaper.
I don't know how to write a press release. What style do I follow?
When writing a newspaper article/press release, please follow the rules of AP Style, along with all other typical grammar and spelling rules. Please refer to our AP Style Guide for detailed information.
What is the acronym for Santa Fe College?
SF is the only acronym for our college. Do not use SFC, SF College, or Santa Fe.
Can we use a department logo that’s not the official designed logo?
We only design using the official logo. Check out our Logo page.
Do I have to use SF colors?
For the logo yes, but everything else is up to you. We suggest colors that will complement the SF Blue. For more information, visit our page on Logos and Colors.