Our Seal

The UC Berkeley seal is an important part of our university’s heritage. Our seal is reserved for use on our most official communications. It may also be used on other communications to formally designate that the document or digital message is an official UC Berkeley communication. It may be used for other purposes only with the permission of the Office of Business Contracts and Brand Protection

Image of the UC Berkeley seal

The UC seal should never be locked up with the Berkeley logo, and should not be modified in any way. The Berkeley seal has been registered in the U.S. and in international territories. Include the registration symbol ® in the first instance of use in a document. Subsequent references may omit the ®.

Secondary usage

The Berkeley seal can also be used in one-color applications (in PMS 540), grayscale, and in black only (for black-and-white applications).

Examples of the UC Berkeley seal usage options


In order to maintain full legibility, never reproduce the seal at widths smaller than 1.25 inches (for print) or 215 pixels (for screen). There is no maximum size limit.

Diagram showing the minimum width that the UC Berkeley seal should be used in print or digital applications

Clear space

Ensure that clear space is maintained around the seal for legibility and prominence. Photos, text and graphic elements must follow these guidelines. Use half the seal’s width as a measuring tool to help maintain clearance.

This is a visual example of the clear space usage guidelines for the UC Berkeley seal