Submission Form Tips & FAQs
Schedule of campus-wide newsletters:
- UNC Today: For faculty and staff, sent between 8-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Around Campus: For currently enrolled students, sent between 9-10 a.m. Monday
Editor of UNC Today and Around Campus:
Katie-Leigh Corder, creative content producer for UNC’s University Relations Team.
- News items must be from a UNC department or office, a chartered student organization
or other UNC-affiliated program and will be accepted only from UNC faculty, staff
and students with email addresses ending in unco.edu or bears.unco.edu. Local submissions
relevant to the UNC campus community will also be considered but ranked lower in priority.The
content of news submissions must be directly related to the university and not contain
commercial advertising, solicitation or religious or political editorials.
- Submitted news will be reviewed within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).
If approved to be included in the newsletters, announcements will be included in one
or both of the newsletters within two weeks of submission based on urgency, prioritization
and numer of total submissions.
- Approved news will be edited as necessary and placed into the appropriate newsletter,
the UNC News website, social media or a news release at the discretion of the news
editor. The editor reserves the right to review, suspend or deny announcement requests for
- University News and Public Relations staff will edit approved news for accuracy, brevity,
clarity and suitability using AP Style. If a submission is better suited to a different
communication vehicle, it will be forwarded. Items that are incomplete or inaccurate
or do not meet guidelines will be e-mailed back to the submitter with an explanation.
Submitters are encouraged to make necessary changes and resubmit the item.
- For more detailed information about communicating information to members of the university community, read pages 87-91 of University Regulations (PDF).
Keep titles short and descriptive.
Descriptions should include appropriate punctuation. Excessive exclamation points will be removed. Do not capitalize every letter in a word unless appropriate. Acronyms are acceptable.
If your announcement is a call for proposals, nominations, RSVPs, etc., be sure to include the deadline in the description.
Also try to include a URL for your announcement even if it goes to your department or office’s website. For example, include a URL(s) for:
1. A webpage with additional/complete information
2. An online registration or nomination/application form
3. An online PDF of a flyer or poster containing additional information. Avoid linking to Word or Excel documents due to load time