28 Oct Guide Students with Wayfinding Signs for Colleges and Universities
Whether you went to college or not, you have likely set foot on a university campus. Can you remember what the experience was like? Were you able to easily figure out where you needed to go? Or, did you immediately feel overwhelmed as you frantically looked for guidance? There are tons of institutions of higher education in the area, and many of them are so big that even fifth-year seniors still get lost. This is why wayfinding signs for colleges and universities are so important. Fortunately, Gate City Signs & Graphics is one of the area’s top suppliers of these markers. Let’s take a look at a few popular solutions.
Outdoor Post and Panel Signs
If you have ever driven around UNC Greensboro, you know about the tangled web of winding, one-way streets it has. This seems to be the standard for older college campuses that have slowly grown larger over the years. You can hope that visitors are talented and safe enough to drive while staring at a map or GPS, or you can install simple post and panel signs that point the way to popular facilities and that serve as building identification markers.
Interior Acrylic Directories
Much of the time, finding the right venue is just half of the battle. Guests still need to find the right room, and GPS apps and devices have not gotten sophisticated enough to handle building interiors yet. Thankfully, acrylic signs are about as high-tech as you need to get. We recommend a directory in the main foyer of each building listing the departments and their locations. Directional arrows from hanging signs are also helpful.
Wayfinding Wall Graphics
Wall graphics have come a long way in just the last few years. Due to advances in digital printing technology, photos and other images can be printed in high-resolution on top-quality vinyl films. Wall murals are also virtually indistinguishable from paint. One smart option is to use wall stripes as a “yellow brick road” of sorts to lead students to specific offices. Vinyl lettering above doors can be utilized to announce room names and numbers.
Custom Solutions to Fit Your Unique Needs
Perhaps none of the above alternatives work well with your branding. No problem! When you contact us, we can perform a site survey and listen to your goals and budget before making recommendations that take your specific vision and branding into consideration. For instance, metal signs are often a favorite on college campuses because they project professionalism and tradition. We can provide you with solid metal dimensional letters and plaques. Or, if you are looking for a more affordable option, aluminum laminate markers also get the job done.
Areas We Serve
From our shop in Greensboro, Gate City Signs & Graphics is proud to serve Winston-Salem, High Point, and the rest of the Piedmont Triad with wayfinding sign design, permitting, fabrication, installation, and maintenance. If you would like to make your campus easier to navigate, contact our friendly professionals today for a free quote on wayfinding signs for colleges and universities.