The following advertising information applies to the print version of the San Francisco Foghorn. Online advertising is not currently available.

Rate and Size Information

Ad Size (WxH) USF Organizations San Francisco Organizations* National Organizations
Business Card 4.76″ x 2.94″ $58 $61 $70
1/8 Page 4.222″ x 8″ $95 $100 $105
1/4 Page 6.417″ x 10.5″ $180 $189 $198
1/2 Page 13″ x 10.5″ $332 $350 $367
Full Page 13″ x 21″ $683 $717 $754
Full Page (Color) 13″ x 21″ $1,083 $1,117 $1,154
*A San Francisco organization is any organization located within San Franscisco City limits.
*1/2 page 13″x 10.5″ color option available upon request.


All above information applies to classifieds. Rates:

  • $.35 per word flat rate
  • $.70 per extra feature, which include the following:
    • Bold type per word/ Italicized per word
    • Increased point font per word
    • Single-line border per insertion
    • Double-line border per insertion
  • $2 per extra feature that is not included in the above.

Semester Frequency Contracts

Semester frequency contracts are available for advertisers who are interested in repeating a single ad in several consecutive issues at a discounted rate. A percentage discount will be given based on frequency of placements. Outstanding placements may not be carried on into the following semester. Placements that are not used by the end of the semester in which the contract was purchased are subject to expire. Advertisers who opt for this contract must do the following: Purchase advertisement space according to established rates. Provide the advertisements. (Due by 5 p.m., seven days prior to desired date) Specify the number of times of placement. Designate which issues (see publishing calendar)

Semester Volume Contracts

Semester volume contracts are also available to advertisers who wish to purchase an allotment of column inches to use throughout the semester. Please contact us for more information.

Requirements and Procedures

All ads are due seven days prior to desired publication date. We accept TIFF, PDF, EPS, Quark Xpress, and Photoshop files through email or sent on disk through postal mail (see below for Foghorn contact information). All advertisements canceled after deadline for publication are subject to a service charge of up to 75% of the cost of the advertisement. Advertisers may request the section in which the advertisements will appear. These placements are subject to space availability and a 10% service charge. Payment may be made by check or money order made payable to San Francisco Foghorn. Returned checks are subject to a $20 service charge. After an advertisement runs, an invoice and tear sheet will be promptly issued to the advertiser. Cash refunds due to errors are not allowed. The Foghorn is not responsible for incorrect advertisements, copy, and/or instructions submitted by the advertiser.

Publication Dates are as follows:

  • February 2014: 27th
  • March 2014: 20th, 27th
  • April 2014: 3rd, 10th, 17th
  • May 2014: 1st (Last Issue)

Contact Us

Advertising Manager: Aaron Padrones

Mailing Address:
Advertising Manager
USF Foghorn Newspaper
2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Phone: (415) 422-2657
Fax: (415) 422-2751

University of San Francisco