Advertising with The Daily


We are The Daily, the newspaper by and for the students of the University of Washington. Every morning, our readers turn to The Daily as their source of campus and city news, sports, feature stories, advertising, and much more. From print to online, The Daily is the first read for the University of Washington community. The Daily prides itself on providing relevant content to its devoted readers and that is how we remain the most effective way for advertisers to reach the University of Washington. With a multitude of advertising mediums that reach the diverse segments of the university community, The Daily can help you to choose the media mix that bests suits your advertising needs.

The Daily reaches out to nearly 65,000 students, faculty and staff, a population greater than 92% of the cities in Washington State. The Daily is published Monday through Friday mornings when UW classes are in session, including multiple special editions throughout the year. 10,000 copies of the newspaper are distributed daily. The Daily is distributed for free at 80+ campus-area high-traffic locations such as dorms, Greek houses, libraries, classrooms, and administrative buildings.

Special Editions

Fall Quarter

Mon, Aug 26 -- Welcome Edition

Fri, Aug 30 -- Husky Statdium

Mon, Sept 16 -- Orientation

Wed, Sept 25 -- Back-to-School

Mon, Dec 9 -- Holiday 

Winter Quarter

Fri, Feb 7 -- Sex Edition

Fri, Feb 28 -- Housing Guide

TBA -- March Madness

Spring Quarter

Fri, Apr 11 -- Outdoos Edition

Wen, Apr 16 -- Career Guide

Fri, May 9 -- Greek Edition

Mon, June 9 -- Salute to Grads

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Display Advertising Policies


Space reservations must be received at 10AM three business days before publication. Reservations can be made by phone, email, or fax. For Special Editions space reservations must be received by 10AM one full week before publication. For Intermission, space reservations must be received by 10AM the Friday prior to publication.

Cancellation Policy

Client will be charged in full for all space reserved unless scheduled ads are cancelled on time either by phone or email.

For regular edition Daily ads, the cancellation deadline is 3 business days in advance at 10AM. For Special Editions, the cancellation deadline is one week in advance at 10AM.

Payment Policies

All campus ads must be submitted with the name of the responsible party and budget number. All new customers must prepay for the first 10 ads until they can establish a credit account and become a billable customer. Payment options include check, cash, and credit. Checks should be payable to The Daily. We acceptVisa, MasterCard and Discover.

Artwork Policy

All artwork must be received, in the correct format, by 10AM three business days before publication. Artwork not received by 10AM will not run as scheduled, but will be billed in full for ad space reserved. For ad creates, all information needs to be submitted seven days prior to publication to ensure time for adjustments and an ad proof.

For ad changes, all information needs to be submitted five days prior to publication to ensure time for ad proofs.

Artwork must be the correct size, color, and format. We accept artwork in PDF, EPS, TIFF, and JPEG formats. Artwork NOT in the correct size, color, or format will be returned noting what changes must be made. Artwork should be submitted by email or be available on disc. Please submit artwork to ads@thedaily.washington.edu or to your specific advertising representative.

Publishing Policies

All advertising is subject to acceptance by The Daily, which reserves the right to reject copy at its sole discretion at any time prior to publication.

The Daily will not knowingly publish ads which discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, or physical disability.


Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday


144 Communications Bldg.

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195


(206) 543-2336

Classified Advertising

(206) 543-2336


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Business Directories

A themed business directory runs each weekday to better target your customers. Business directory ads feature the lowest rates available, averaging $25 a week, or $250 per quarter. The same B&W ad must consecutively run for 10 weeks or more. For more information, please contact our Local Advertising representatives.