The Division of Communications offers a variety of services to assist the Lafayette community.

Our staff offers expertise in strategic communications planning, design, photography, content strategy, social media, and digital communications. The communications team is always happy to discuss projects and provide expertise and guidance. Advance planning helps us help you. Please reach out to a communications team member as soon as you begin planning a project that might require our assistance.

Projects vary greatly depending on the communications plan and deliverables, but most will include the following steps:

request a project

Please complete this online form [insert link].

within 48 hours

A member of our team will let you know that we received the request. We’ll gather more information from you by phone or set a date to meet with you to understand how we can best help you.


We will collaborate with you to determine how to best execute your project on time.

production schedule

We will discuss your timeline and develop a production schedule.

content creation and design

We will develop content and design to share with you for approval. You will be given opportunities to collaborate and provide feedback.

approval and delivery

After we receive your final approval, we will work to deliver a final product.

Urgent Requests

We understand that occasionally “rush jobs” come up. Communications will try to accommodate these requests. However, out of courtesy to other divisions and to those producing the projects, it’s important to plan ahead, using the timeframes outlined below. In the instance that we can not accommodate a request, we can recommend an appropriate outsourcing option. Please note, any outsourcing costs will be incurred by the requesting department.

Timelines for projects will vary depending on what is in our production queue.

Below is a sampling of the types projects we often produce. We are happy to discuss other approaches with you.




4-6 weeks upon recieving final copy

Copywriting/Copy Editing
Brochure Design (new)
Brochure (update existing)
Event Program
Flyer (new)
Flyer (update existing)
Invitation (new)
Invitation (update existing)
Postcard (new)
Postcard (update existing)


4-8 weeks upon recieving approved, final copy

Copywriting/Copy Editing
Email Template (custom design build)
Photo Request (existing)
Web Page/Microsite/Subsite
Website Analytics
Website Graphic/Header Design
Website Rearchitecture
Web Form (new)
Formatting/Style Issue
New User Permissions (blog or website)
Vanity, Short URL
Website Content Update


12-16 weeks – upon receiving approved final copy

Copywriting/Copy Editing
Animation Production
Interactive HTML5 Production