Prices and Ordering

Offering competitive prices

As a service of the university, the Sign Shop charges campus offices and organizations fair prices that are, in general, lower than market rates. 

See below for a list of our competitive prices.  Similar to any online ordering system, we require a budget number at the time the order is placed.  Work cannot begin on your signs until we have that information.

Price list

To avoid a rush fee, please place your order through the Work Request System at least 10 business days prior to your desired due date.  Weekends and University recognized holidays are not business days.  We accept orders as early as six weeks before your event date.  Orders submitted for events more than six weeks away will be canceled.

Order information

All orders start with a Work Request.  We do not accept orders from anyone outside of the Northeastern community and we cannot begin any work without a request in the system.  See below for specific instructions on how to order your sign(s).

Please note that your order is not considered submitted until we receive both the online work request and the completed order form.  If you have any questions, please call us at 617-373-2725.

Ordering Event Signs

1. Start a Facilities Work Order

2. Fill out the request location part of the form with your campus address (it typically will auto populate your saved information.)  Note: this is NOT where you indicate the location you’d like the sign to be placed.  You will provide that information on your Sign Shop Order Form in step 4.

3. Choose Category>Signs, and Type>Event. In the description eld, provide a brief overview of the request, such as “4 a-frames for Freshman Networking Event on March 5th” and click Submit.

4. You will receive an automatic email with the subject line “Action Required – Please Complete Attached Order Form.”  This order form is where you will include all specics on quantity, locations, etc.  Fill out the form and email it back to us at  If you have any content information, logos, artwork, or design inspiration that you’d like to send us, please include that in the body of your e-mail.

Ordering Nameplates

Nameplate requests typically take ~10 days to fulfill.  Please order in advance and complete the following steps completely and accurately to avoid unnecessary delays.

1. Start a Facilities Work Order

2. Fill out the request location part of the form with the location at which you would like a nameplate to be added, removed, or changed.  Note: we require one request per door. Submitting multiple nameplates on one form will result in delay or cancelation.

3. Choose Category>Signs, and Type>Nameplate. You’ll then have the option to tell us if this is a nameplate on a wall, cubicle, or desk-plate (freestanding in a wooden holder.)  If you are not sure how to properly complete your request,  visit our FAQ page or give us a call at x2725.

4. Follow the order form answering all questions completely and accurately.  You will need a ruler for this order.  If you would like to include a photo of the existing nameplate, please attach it to the work request before hitting submit.

All Other Orders

For all other sign shop orders, please follow the directions below:

1. Start a Facilities Work Order

2. Fill out the request as best you can.  The more accurate your request is, the faster we will be able to respond to it.  As long as you choose Category>Signs, the request will come to our shop.  If we have any questions we will reach out to you via e-mail or phone.


After the order is complete, you will receive a copy of your receipt via e-mail.  Receipts are sent on the 15th of each month.  You will have 10 days to review the receipt for errors before your account automatically is charged on the 25th.  Full details will be provided with each order.

Receipts will not be sent for nameplates.  You will have a copy of the work request, a notification when it is complete, and an automatic charge to the budget number you provided.  Please use the price list above as your backup to validate any charges.  If you feel you were charged incorrectly, please reach out to us at

Contact us

10 Gainsboro St.
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 373-2725

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