Oak Leaf Symbol and Official Seals

Oak Leaf Symbol

  • The UConn oak leaf continues to serve as a representation of the University. It may be used as an identifying mark, a design element, or as part of the University seal.
  • The oak leaf can be displayed in navy blue or black. When displayed using special print and/or fabrication techniques such as embossing or engraving, colors other than the official colors may be necessary. These colors should be the result of the requirements of the technique and they should be natural, neutral, and compatible with the official identity (e.g., silver, gold, wood grain).
  • When used as an identifying mark, to ensure clarity and integrity of the seal and symbol, it is imperative that no other graphic elements violate the protected area of 1/2 the height of the oak leaf. The oak leaf symbol should never be smaller than 3/8 of an inch.
  • The oak leaf should not be used in close enough proximity to the wordmark to compromise the integrity of either element or create confusion about appropriate display of the wordmark.
  • When used as a design element, the oak leaf may be used in its entirety or enlarged in such a way that only part of the oak leaf is visible. It can be displayed in navy blue or black, knocked out in white when used on a dark background, or as a watermark. For guidance, please contact University Communications.
  • The oak leaf may not be used as a secondary logo on University stationery.
  • Student organizations should refer to Student Organization Use of University Wordmarks and Logos for standards specific to their needs.
  • The oak leaf is available for download.
UConn oak leaf graphic
UConn oak leaf safe space graphic
UConn oak leaf minimum size graphic
Note: Images not to scale.

University and UConn Health Seal

  • The official University of Connecticut seal and UConn Health seal is the oak leaf symbol encircled by “University of Connecticut 1881” or “UConn Health” and “University of Connecticut”. The seal is the formal identifier for the institution and should be used for only the most formal occasions:
    • University diplomas and ceremonial documents;
    • Official documents used by the Office of the President, Payroll Department, Bursar’s Office, and the Office of the Registrar.
    • For any other use, please contact University Communications for review and permission.
  • The seal can be displayed in navy blue or black. When the seal is displayed using special print and/or fabrication techniques such as embossing or engraving, colors other than the official colors may be necessary. These colors should be the result of the requirements of the technique and they should be natural, neutral and compatible with the official identity (e.g., silver, gold, wood grain).
  • To ensure clarity and integrity of the seal and symbol, it is imperative that no other graphic elements violate the protected area. All words and images used in proximity to the seal should be placed no closer than the distance equal to the width of its circular band.
  • Also, to ensure legibility, the seal should never be smaller than the minimum size of 3/4 of an inch.
  • The University seal is available for download.
University of Connecticut official seal
UConn university seal safe space
UConn university seal minimum size
UConn Health seal
UConn Health seal safe space
UConn Health seal minimum size
Note: Images not to scale.Customized seals will be permissible for lab coat use only.