UCR Seal

UCR Seal

UC Riverside has a unique, official seal that has been adapted from the UC system seal. The UCR seal may only be used on official UCR communications collateral and may not be altered or modified in any way.

The seal may be used in conjunction with the primary wordmark but the two must not be locked up together.

Use of the UC system seal is not permitted on UCR communications unless authorized by University Communications. For proper use of the UC seal or other system-wide identity elements, see the University of California Guidelines.


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UCR Seal: Approved Colors

The UCR seal must only be displayed in one approved UCR primary color per use: UCR Blue, UCR Gold, UCR Gray or Black. The seal is drawn as line art; colors and textures should never be used in the white space.

The seal may be reproduced in a very light screen to simulate a watermark. An example of this appears below with a lightly-tinted UCR Gray that remains visible but will retain clarity of overlaid dark text.

UCR Seal Approved Colors
Seal Over Colors
Seal Screened

UCR Seal: Clear Space


UCR Seal with Clear Space

The UC Riverside seal should be sur­rounded by empty space at least equal to the distance between the outer dotted circle and the inner solid circle (see the "X" distances to the right for more guidance). No other graphics or typography should be placed within this space.

When the seal is being used as a background element, such as a watermark, it is acceptable to run text over it. The UCR letterhead shows an example of this application.

UCR Seal: Minimum Size


UCR Seal Minimum Size

The seal may be scaled down to a minimum size of 0.875 inches in diameter. Scaling smaller than this size is not recommended and will compromise detail and clarity. When printing or reproduction in a lower resolution is necessary (such as casting the seal in metal), University Communications will work with your printer or vendor's specifications to get the best possible reproduction for the substrate being used.

Please contact our office for questions or requests for unique applications.

UCR Seal: Correct Cropping

The guidelines below provide approved ways the seal may be cropped in display. Deviations beyond these are unauthorized. Please contact University Communications if you have any questions. 


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UCR Seal Appropriate Crop

UCR Seal: Incorrect Usage

The UC Riverside seal is a single unit of art and should always be displayed using approved artwork. It must not be compromised or manipulated in a manner that alters approved artwork.


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