University Symbols

The following symbols and marks are provided for special communications and design needs. In most cases, the university logo is preferred.

Each set below includes a full-color, reverse, one-color positive and one-color reverse logo as a PNG and EPS file. Please refer to the Communications Resource when using these marks.

Washington_University_Seal(RGB)200Use of the official university seal is carefully restricted. It is reserved for formal documents such as diplomas and certificates. It may only be used with special permission from the Office of Public Affairs.

Request University Seal

Brookings_Seal(RGB)200-01This alternative to the university seal can be used when a circular device is desired, such as on promotional products. For most communications, a version of the university logo is preferred.

Download Brookings Seal Set

Shield_open_pos1000-01This variation of the logo shield has been created to allow designers the freedom to use this iconic WashU emblem with more design flexibility. It can be used as an accent graphic to add visual impact to a layout and provide an additional element of WashU identity to compositions.

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This least formal version of the university identity was created for applications when a more casual identifier is appropriate. It may be used when the content of the material carrying this mark is less formal and designed for an audience that will likely recognize our nickname. This type treatment may not be combined with additional text to create school, unit, or department-specific versions of the mark, or be combined with any other marks. Where practical, an official university logo should also be used on the piece, but not necessarily in close proximity.

Download WashU Informal Type Set


This monogram-style insignia is a historical mark that can still be seen in architectural details on campus. It is useful as a university symbol on merchandise or other special applications, but should not be used in place of an official logo.

Download University Monogram Set