OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Sign Plan

Oregon State University requires an effective system of visual communication that projects a uniform institutional identity, while at the same time integrating well with the present and future campus environment.

The OSU Sign Plan (pdf)  describes a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing arrangement in the following three areas of design: Communication: What signs say, to whom, and for what purpose; how they say it; where the signs are located; and how well signs communicate.

  1. Communication: What signs say, to whom, and for what purpose; how they say it; where the signs are located; and how well signs communicate.
  2. Graphic Design: How typography, maps, diagrams, iconic and coded symbols, and colors are used to organize information, emphasize messages, and help to create an overall visual identity.
  3. Sign Design: How signs are fabricated and installed, their size and shape, how they are maintained and integrated within the OSU physical environment, and how they work within the scope as defined by the Land Development code for the City of Corvallis.

The OSU Sign Plan was formally adopted by the Campus Planning Committee on June 26, 2006. If you have questions regarding the sign plan, please email campusplanning@oregonstate.edu.

Temporary Sign Requests

To request temporary signage, please complete and submit the appropriate Temporary Sign Request Form.