Valley Road Sign

Located on the corner of Valley Road and Normal Avenue, Montclair State’s digital sign is used to inform the University community and the public about University events and activities, and to promote its programs and achievements. The sign displays images as well as text and its highly visible location makes it ideal for letting people know what is happening at the University.

University Communications manages the messages displayed on the sign and posts those that are of general interest and open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding communities. We will accept requests to place messages about University activities, events or programs on the sign provided they are open to all members of the University community and the public.

Read about the Valley Road Sign Policy.


New in 2014, the University’s digital sign has an advanced design that displays messages as graphic images rather than typed text. For this reason, even for a message composed entirely text, we create it as a graphic image. Since it is a graphic, there is technically no limit to the number of words that can go in a message but please keep in mind that as the word count increases, the letters must get smaller and therefore, harder to read.

We recommend that messages be as short as possible so that the words may be large enough for motorists to read easily yet still retain the key information. Here are some examples of messages that we have used in the past: