UNIVERSITY LOGO

Introduction

The University of Florida logo is the cornerstone of the institution’s visual identity. All university logos are registered trademarks and may not be altered in any way. Any mark, logo, symbol, nickname, letter(s), word(s) or combination of these that can be associated with the university qualifies as a trademark.

The university’s trademarks may be reproduced only from original master copies from this site. The trademarks must be used as a prominent graphic element in or on all platforms (digital and print). There are some exceptions to this when a piece may be branded as UF Health. Visit UF Health’s brand center to review their identity standards. 

The chart provides guidance on how to appropriately use the university, departmental, and promotional logos.

 

University or
Departmental/
Unit Logo
Promotional Logo No Logo
Colleges Initiatives Buildings
Schools Non-academic
programs
Venues
Departments Events Degrees
Centers Services
Institutes Campaigns

Usage Rules

THE UNIVERSITY LOGO

The university logo (also referred to as the primary logo) provides immediate brand recognition and connects the institution’s units to the University of Florida. There are several variations of the logo to meet different design needs — together they comprise the university’s logo system. 

All platforms representing the University of Florida should reflect consistent graphic identity standards.

The logo should never be used in place of text.

Either logo variation may be used depending on design or space limitations. Visit the Downloads page to obtain the logos.

UF /IFAS and UF Health have their own set of identity standards to maintain the integrity of their established brands. They also have their own logos and branded marks. For further guidance, please visit the UF/IFAS Branding Portal and UF Health Creative Services

 

UF Monogram

The UF monogram is only acceptable for use on apparel or promotional items. It may not be used in any other way. To design and order merchandise with the UF logo, you must use an approved, licensed vendor. Visit the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to locate one.  Internal university entities must use those vendors marked “internal” in the search results. 

Graduation Announcements

Herff Jones is the only licensed and approved vendor that can create UF branded graduation announcements.

Visit the Downloads page to obtain the monogram.

Using the University Logo

POSITIONING AND SPACING

The logo must be surrounded on all sides by clear space. The clear space should be no less than one-half the height of the “UF” monogram. Do not print graphics, rules, typography or other elements in this area.

 

MINIMUM SIZE

The minimum size for print applications is 0.5 inch wide for the monogram portion of the logo. In digital materials, the monogram portion of the logo should be no less than 70 pixels wide. Additionally, proportions should not be altered. For apparel embroidery, the smallest logo text in the logo should be no smaller than 3 points.

 

 

LOGO COLOR VARIATIONS

The two-color logo is always preferred. The official Pantone colors are Pantone 172 (orange) and Pantone 287 (blue).

 

University of Florida Official Colors
PMS RGB CMYK HEX
Gator Blue 287 0, 33, 165 C100, M60, Y0, K20 #0021A5
UF Orange 172 250, 70, 22 C0, M70, Y100, K0 #FA4616

 

When reproducing on color backgrounds, use an appropriate one or two-color version of the logo. Ensure that there is appropriate contrast between the logo and the background color.

Solid orange, solid blue, reversed white or solid black logos are acceptable one-color process printing options.

The shown color variations are approved for use. Anything else will not be approved and is not brand-compliant. Select a variant based on the background color or the number of colors available for printing.

Samples of Color Logos

Incorrect Uses of the Logo

DO NOT ALTER THE LOGO IN ANY WAY

 

Do not rearrange or remove elements of the logo.

Do not rearrange or remove elements of the logo.

Do not use the wordmark part of the logo without the monogram.
Do not use the wordmark part of the logo without the monogram.

Do not distort, modify or animate the logo.
Do not distort, modify or animate the logo.

Do not alter the logo to create new versions.

Do not alter the logo to create new versions.

Do not change the scale of elements in the logo.

Do not change the scale of elements in the logo.

Do not use any part of the logo as part of another word.

Do not use any part of the logo as part of another word.

Do not use unapproved color combinations.

Do not use unapproved color combinations.

Do not change typefaces.

Do not change typefaces.

Do not combine the logo with other patterns or designs.

Do not combine the logo with other patterns or designs.

Do not overlay the logo on busy backgrounds.

Do not overlay the logo on busy backgrounds.

Do not place the logo in a shape or container or add additional design elements.

Do not place the logo in a shape or container or add additional design elements.

Do not add effects like shadows, dimensions and gradients to the logo.

Do not add effects like shadows, dimensions and gradients to the logo.

Do not rotate the logo.

Do not rotate the logo.

Do not use the UF logo with other logos.

Do not use the UF logo with other logos.

Do not use discontinued logos.

Do not use discontinued logos.

Do not use the athletic logo for academic or institutional purposes.

Do not use the athletic logo for academic or institutional purposes.

Do not use the seal without approval

Do not use the seal without approval.

 

If you have a college or department logo design request, please complete this form.

Athletic Marks and Iconography

The University of Florida athletic logo, trademark, mascot and name are reserved for use by the University Athletic Association (UAA) and its entities. Use of the athletic logos, trademarks, mascot or name is prohibited in communications that promote non-athletic activities and entities.

Outside of the UAA, the Fighting Gator is allowed for use only by the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing (SCM). It is not permitted for use beyond the SCM  and the UAA.

For more information, visit the University Athletic Association’s page on Licensing and Trademarks. For information about iconography such as Century Tower usage, please visit the Other Marks page.

Merchandise and Licensing

To sell any UF branded merchandise, you must register as a licensed vendor and follow brand guidelines. In addition, the name, marks and image of the University of Florida cannot be used to imply or suggest endorsement of any product or service not provided by the university. 

Anyone who wants to obtain a license to produce and sell merchandise must submit an application to CLC at https://clc.com/. For more information, please visit the Licensing and Trademarks FAQs page.

If you represent a unit, college or department or affiliated group of the university and wish to design and/or purchase any branded merchandise (apparel, promotional items, etc.), you must use a licensed vendor who is flagged “internal only” in the search results. These vendors will guide the design to meet brand guidelines and provide guidance on paying royalties to the university if there is a desire to sell this merchandise. 

For detailed information, please visit the licensing guidelines page.

Use of UF Trademarks by or with Non-UF Entities

Any associations or affiliates of the university wishing to use the University logo or monogram must have prior approval and must use it in accordance with the guidelines in this manual. 

Vendors may mention the university as a customer/client by name in their marketing. They cannot, however, imply that the University of Florida recommends and/or endorses them; and the use of any official UF trademark is not permitted.

In situations where strategic and/or financial relationships with the university units exist, the trademark(s) or logo(s) of the associate or associates may be displayed in printed and digital communications with prior approval, but should be separated from the university trademark by at least one half-inch and should not be given prominence over the university mark.

To obtain approval, the affiliated UF faculty or staff member must make this request on the third party’s behalf by completing and submitting the Usage Permission form below.

Usage Permission

Those wishing to use the university trademarks in a single instance (not for sale) must obtain special permission. Please complete the form below to submit a request.

Any third-parties working with the University of Florida who desire to place a UF logo on digital or print materials must have the affiliated UF faculty or staff member make this request on their behalf by submitting this form.  A team member will respond within seven to 10 days.

  • Please list the company name of the third party requesting logo use.
  • Please list the URL for the third party who is requesting logo use.