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Sakai welcome header of 4 happy students lying on grass in the Quad with a laptop and Sakaiger mascot in handWelcome back from Spring Break! We hope you’re feeling refreshed and ready to take on the second half of the semester.

It is time for the Sakai landing page to get a refresh as well, and we need your help. We are looking for photos of you and your friends using technology on campus to use as the new header image on Sakai. The carousel of photos on Sakai includes real UNC students — this could be YOU.

If you want to check an item off your UNC bucket list (The Daily Tar Heel) by being the next face of Sakai, we encourage you to submit your photos by Tuesday, March 26.

Don’t worry. Any photos we receive after March 26 may still make it onto Sakai, as we rotate photos every few months. We welcome photo submissions not just from students but faculty and staff as well!

Photo Guidelines

Please note that we may use any of the photos we receive for online and/or printed material for Information Technology Services.

Here are some guidelines regarding the Sakai header photo:

  • Group of UNC students, faculty, and/or staff using technology
    • Mobile devices preferred
    • The idea is that you are using your devices for class work
  • Show wealth of diversity of UNC community
  • We must be able to crop photo down to 980 x 375 pixels
    • Wide landscape orientation — zoom out!
  • Enough empty space to add “Welcome to Sakai @ UNC” text
  • Photos on UNC campus and/or in Carolina gear encouraged
  • Avoid looking at camera
  • Be natural and have fun with it!

As always, the Sakaiger will sneak his way in!

Photo Release Form

In order for us to use your photos, the photographer and everyone photographed must sign this Release Form, stating that you give consent to the University to reproduce, distribute, and display these photos and identify you. If there is anyone in the picture who has not signed the Release Form, they must be far away enough where we can crop them out or blur their face.

Email your photos and everyone’s signed release forms to Identify the photographer and everyone in your photos.

Past Sakai Photos

You can view some past photos we have used for inspiration. Go to the Sakai landing page and click on the left or right edges of the current photo to scroll through the carousel.

Here are a couple of great examples!

Sakai welcome header of diverse group of happy Carolina students looking at laptop outside with Sakaiger mascot on student's shoulder

Sakai welcome header of diverse group of Carolina students using laptops outside on Wilson Library steps with Sakaiger mascot hidden in back corner

We’re looking forward to seeing your submissions! Thanks!

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