An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University



The Rocket Advertisement sizes
Full – 10″ x 18.903″
Half – 10″ x 9.383″
Quarter – 4.927″ x 9.383″
Eighth – 4.927″ x 4.903″

General Policies
Advertisements received after 5 p.m. the Wednesday prior to publication will not be guaranteed placement in that week’s issue.
Specific positioning of advertisements within an issue cannot be guaranteed.
The Rocket reserves the right to print the word “advertisement” above any submission.

Billing Policy
All invoices are to be paid promptly by check only.
Billing adjustments for erroneous insertions or typographical errors, that are the fault of The Rocket, will be made if the Advertising Manager is notified within a week.

Submission Formats
Ads submitted digitally must be sent to in one of the following file formats: JPEG, TIFF, or PDF. We will also accept text-only advertisements in Microsoft word.

Ads submitted on paper will be scanned or entered manually to resemble the original, depending on the quality of the submission.

The Rocket Advertising Manager will design advertisements upon request. Such requests must be made one week prior to the issue’s run date in order to have the proper amount of time to create and send back to client for approval.

Paper Information
11 full issues per semester (this may vary upon each academic year please refer to our official current issue dates for exact amount)
Distribution: Friday mornings in all residence halls and campus buildings as well as local apartment complexes and area businesses
Circulation: 3,000 free to the students, faculty, staff, and administrators of Slippery Rock University.
Format: 8 broadsheet pages, with 6-column layout.
Printing Deadline: 7:30 p.m.  Thursday

2015-2016 Issue Dates:

Sept. 8, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

Dec. 2, 2016


Feb. 10, 2017

Feb. 24, 2017


April 14, 2017

May 5, 2017


Full Page- $310.00
Half Page- $175.00
Quarter Page- $95.00
Eighth Page- $47.50

Full Page- $365.00
Half Page- $215.00
Quarter Page- $115.00
Eighth Page- $55.00


Contact Info
The Rocket
220 Eisenberg Classroom Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
(724) 738-2643

Advertising ManagerCatharyn Burton (


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An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University