UC Riverside has a unique official seal that has been adapted from the University of California system seal. The official UCR seal may only be featured on print materials and digital communications representing UC Riverside. It must not be altered or modified in any way.

The UCR seal is reserved for official documents and academic university functions, and should never be used as a casual logo or as a design element. The seal may also be embossed, foil-stamped, or used as a watermark.

Acceptable uses for the UCR seal include:

  • Official legal documents
  • Transcripts
  • Convocation and Commencement materials
  • Honor society documents
  • Diplomas
  • UCR Foundation Board of Trustees Communications
  • Select signage and invitations

All other uses of the seal must be approved by University Relations.

Use of the University of California system seal is not permitted on UCR Relations unless authorized by University Relations.

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UC Riverside Seal

The UCR seal may be used in conjunction with the UC Riverside primary logo, but the two must not be locked up together.

There are two one-color versions that can be used: UCR blue and UCR yellow. The seal can also be reversed to white over a background.

UCR Seal on White Background
UCR Seal over Blue and Yellow Background

UC Riverside Seal — Area of Isolation

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 Clear Space

UC Riverside Seal — Minimum Size

To ensure the university seal is clearly legible, it is recommended that it not appear smaller than the minimum size requirement shown here to the right.

UCR Seal Minimum Size

UC Riverside Seal — Correct Cropping

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

UCR Seal Correct Cropping Example 1
UCR Seal Correct Cropping Example 2

UC Riverside Seal — Common Misuse

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.

UCR Seal Incorrect Usage Row 1
UCR Seal Incorrect Usage Row 2
UCR Seal Incorrect Usage Row 3