Production Timelines

Getting Your Materials on Time

The Office of College Relations is here to serve your communications needs, whether it is print or digital messaging, compelling photography or a marketing video. The following timelines estimate the production schedule of an average project, depending upon the amount of work in each team’s work queue. It is important to remember that your cooperation and timely delivery of text, photos and other creative materials will help us meet your deadline.

The timeline begins on the date when all pertinent information and relevant materials have been submitted to the Office of College Relations and ends with delivery of the project.

Timeline Estimates

Simple Reprint

Reprint of printed materials with no changes – Printing on-campus 1 week
Reprint of printed materials with no changes – Printing off-campus 2-3 weeks

Art & Publications

Design project timelines vary, depending on the complexity of the materials or artwork, quantities ordered, production methods, and photography needs.

Art & Publications timelines include writing, editing and design. Printing in-house generally takes 3-5 days; printing off-campus typically takes 2-3 weeks.

Reorder of printed materials with few changes – Printing on-campus 2 weeks
Reorder of printed materials with few changes – Printing off-campus 2-3 weeks
Postcard 3 weeks
Invitation 3-4 weeks
Small Brochure 4-5 weeks
Flier 3-4 weeks
Large Brochure or Newsletter 7-8 weeks
Event Poster 3 weeks
Standard Event Program 2 weeks
Major Event Program 5-6 weeks

Digital Communications & Marketing

Website bug – Critical 1-2 days
Website bug – Noncritical 7-10 days
Website content update 2 weeks
New web form 2 weeks
Website re-architecture 4-6 weeks
Formatting/Style issue 1 week
New website 4-8 weeks
New user permissions 1 week
Short URL 2-3 days
Social media event promotion 2 weeks
Website analytics report 2-3 weeks
New social media account 3 weeks
New video, fully produced marketing 8-12 weeks

Editorial Services & Media Relations

Please note that these timelines do not include design or printing. Please refer to the sections above for further information on those services.

New Writing or Updating Language in Existing Publications
Letter/Announcement 1-2 weeks
Postcard or Invitation 1-2 weeks
Small Brochure or Newsletter 3-4 weeks
Large Brochure or Newsletter 4-5 weeks
News Release 1-2 weeks
Webpages 3-4 weeks
Proofreading or Copyediting of Text Written Outside College Relations
Letter/Announcement 1 week
Postcard or Invitation 1-2 weeks
Small Brochure or Newsletter 2-3 weeks
Large Brochure or Newsletter 2-3 weeks
News Release 1-2 weeks
Event Programs 1 week
Webpages 2-3 weeks