Refreshing Your School and College Signage

by Christina Krenek

Another school year is in the books. Teachers have packed up their classrooms, and students have returned home, leaving school buildings and campuses as a blank canvas.

In those few months before they return, administrators will look for ways to match that anticipation and deliver a fresh experience for everyone. That makes summer the time to take advantage of that blank canvas by creating a new atmosphere that builds enthusiasm. Here are a few ideas for enhancing your school environment with new school signage.

Classroom Communication

Students are used to communicating through digital devices, so classrooms are a logical place to take advantage of that preference. Digital signs are an ideal fit for classrooms because of their versatility. Daily inspirational quotes, dynamic presentations, personal student calendars, student recognition and daily assignment reminders – digital signs are a one-stop shop for classroom engagement and communication that students, parents and teachers will all appreciate.

School Identity


Colleges are more than just a collection of classrooms and coursework. Going to college is an experience that students and parents put a lot of time, effort and money toward. Part of that experience is feeling a part of the school culture, whether it’s participating in student organizations, athletics or simple school traditions. School banners give that culture a boost. Banners can be used to provide directions, announce events or decorate walkways and streets. College banners provide that perfect bridge between traditional and modern, inspiring nostalgia while also pushing a school’s identity forward.


There’s no shortage of celebrations on a college campus, but don’t let the students have all of the fun. Your school has plenty to be proud of, so feel free to let people know with an outdoor building sign. Many of these signs for schools are banners and placed on popular buildings on campus. Do you have a nationally renowned academic program? Or maybe you just received a prestigious award? Show it off. Your students and faculty can be proud, and college visitors will be impressed.

Honors and Donors


After their days are done, many students will find ways to give back to their school. Setting up an honor and donor wall is a classy way of recognizing student achievement and those who donate their time and money to the school. Many schools build small monuments complete with plaques, photos and stories of the past. These serve as a nice shout out to former students, motivation for current students and an attractive addition to any school environment.

If your school signage is in need of a refresh, our team of design experts at FASTSIGNS would love to get you back in the game. Call us at 800-FASTSIGNS, or visit


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