Fonts for Web Use

Proxima Nova, the new official san-serif font for UC Davis, is now available to sites managed in either Cascade CMS, with the Bridge Theme applied, or in SiteFarm, the new Drupal-based campus CMS now in production and available to both administrative and academic departments.

Campus sites not using either CMS, and hosted at a * address, can use Proxima Nova now with some small modifications to the site’s CSS. Please contact Craig Farris in Strategic Communications for information on how to do that.

When Proxima Nova is not available
If you use a commercial web app or email platform that does not support Proxima Nova, a good alternative is Verdana. Calibri is also good for email.

Fonts for print use

The official UC Davis fonts, Berkeley UC Davis and Proxima Nova, are for use in any branded UC Davis publications. This does not necessarily include internal business communications in formats like MS Word or e-mail.

UC Davis faculty and staff can obtain Proxima Nova at the UC Davis software site. Log in, click “Fonts” on the left-hand menu, and follow the download and installation instructions. If you are a graduate student and do not have access to the fonts tab, please contact your department’s IT lead and they will assist with the font purchase, including a recharge number. For Berkeley, please contact Strategic Communications at 530-752-1930 or

External vendors working with UC Davis should purchase copies of Berkeley from Monotype and Proxima Nova from FontSpring. Please be aware that your project may not call for all weights and styles. 

Futura is used on permanent building and wayfinding signage and on Unit Logo Signatures only. Please discontinue use of Futura on all campus publications.

Proxima Nova

Proxima Nova Thin

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Proxima Nova Thin Italic

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Proxima Nova Light

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Proxima Nova Light Italic

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Proxima Nova Regular

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Proxima Nova Italic

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Proxima Nova Semibold

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Proxima Nova Semibold Italic

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Proxima Nova Bold

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Proxima Nova Bold Italic

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Proxima Nova Extrabold

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Proxima Nova Extrabold Italic

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Proxima Nova Black

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Proxima Nova Black Italic

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Berkeley UC Davis

Berkeley Book

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Berkeley Book Italic

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Berkeley Medium

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Berkeley Medium Italic

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Berkeley Bold

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Berkeley Bold Italic

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Berkeley Black

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Berkeley Black Italic

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