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  • 1.  Artwork/Wall decals

    Posted 03-09-2022 10:34
    Hello, we are looking at updating artwork in our building, as well as creating some wall decals to modernize the space, and I was hoping to see what other student unions have in their buildings. If you're willing to share photos of any cool student-centered artwork or wall decals that are popular in your space, I would appreciate it! My email is

    Jenny Fisco
    UC Graphics & Marketing Manager
    University of Wisconsin Whitewater
    Whitewater WI

  • 2.  RE: Artwork/Wall decals

    Posted 03-10-2022 11:42
    Here's some inspiration from Illinois State.

    Kate Piper
    Assistant Dean, Student Activities
    Illinois State University
    Normal IL

  • 3.  RE: Artwork/Wall decals

    Posted 03-10-2022 13:03
    Hi Jenny -
    We have installed a lot of vinyl wall covering and lettering throughout the Iowa Memorial Union.  To see what it looks like in our meeting spaces, if you visit each room's webpage, you will get a good feel for what it looks like.  Meeting Rooms

    Each meeting room has an Iowa theme, favorites include: Homecoming, Herky (our mascot), 47 Things (to do when you are at Iowa), Academics, Athletics, Global Welcome, Native Nations, Iowa Firsts, Old Capitol, Divine Nine, and Multicultural Greek Council that will give an idea of the varied looks and use of the vinyl along with historical photos we've used here.

    Hope this helps! 

    Kristi Finger
    Assistant Director - Reservations & Outdoor Space
    University of Iowa
    Iowa CIty IA

  • 4.  RE: Artwork/Wall decals

    Posted 03-10-2022 14:27
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    Hi Jenny - We're in the process of putting up this new wall wrap in one of our dining areas.  Hope this helps a bit!

    Justin Koppelman
    Director of Student Engagement
    Chapman University
    Orange CA


    SU_WallWrap_22.pdf   3.69 MB 1 version

  • 5.  RE: Artwork/Wall decals

    Posted 03-14-2022 11:34
    We have two semi-permanent art wall installations in each of our primary venues.

    At 172 Tremont, upon entering is a full wall mural done as a vinyl wrap that honors the indeginous people as well as the individuals that come into our buidling:

    And on the second floor in our Community Kitchen space we have a mural painted by one of our students:

    Then, in our Student performance Center, we have two murals, one commissioned and painted by a local professional artist, Percy Fortini-Wright:

    and the other by another undergraduate student:

    Joshua Hamlin
    Director, Campus Centers
    Emerson College
    Boston MA

  • 6.  RE: Artwork/Wall decals

    Posted 03-17-2022 10:21
    I love what you have Joshua. Hopefully, other Universities will chime in.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 7.  RE: Artwork/Wall decals

    Posted 03-18-2022 10:55

    The University of West Florida Commons staff have been working to create more sense of belonging and spirit in and around the union. We have two pieces of art, created by one of our students, in each of the main stairwells. Last summer, we had a mural painted on an exterior wall of the building that is adjacent to a heavily trafficked patio area. We have also added wallpaper with our school symbol (the chambered nautilus) on the SGA and Student Involvement award walls. Additionally, we have commissioned 3 more art pieces to adorn two other stairwells and a wall in the main concourse.  Commons Mural.jpg

    Matt McKinney
    Assistant Director of Operations and Facilities
    University Commons and Event Services
    University of West Florida

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