Unit Logo Signatures

Getting a signature made

To request a unit signature, contact the Repro Graphics design unit.

These marks combine the UC Davis wordmark with the name of an academic or administrative unit. Signatures may include either one or two organizational levels below the UC Davis wordmark. Ampersands (&) shall NOT be used in unit logo signatures. Unit names shall NOT begin with the word “The” as in: The College of Letters and Science, which should be: College of Letters and Science.

These are the only approved marks to be used to identify schools, colleges, research units, academic and administrative departments and other campus units; and they are the only instances where the campus wordmark can be used as part of any name or mark. Aside from the 10 schools and colleges, no unit logo signatures may contain any additional graphic or text elements.

See link (upper right) to contact Repro Graphics about having signature created.

Signatures and Hierarchy

In the examples below, Facilities Management and Veterinary Medicne are shown in all acceptable hierarchies, with and without sub-units. 

Note that in the example of Veterinary Medicine, only the options with Veterinary Medicine in the second position may include the school's graphic icon.

We recommend that you consider your audience in determining which arrangement works best. For example, audiences who deal directly with Building Maintenance may not need to know that it is a sub-unit of Facilities Management. 

examples of unit logo signatures

Schools and Colleges

The schools and colleges listed below are the only UC Davis units permitted, but not required, to use individually designed icons as part of their logo signatures.

Logo: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Logo: College of Biological Sciences

Logo: College of Engineering

Logo: College of Letters and Science

Logo: Graduate School of Management

Logo: School of Education

Logo: School of Law

Logo: School of Veterinary Medicine

The School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing are part of the Health System sub-brand. For more information, see the Health System’s graphic standards and tools.

Guidelines for Use

Full color on light backgrounds, white through 20% gold, or other light color. Other backgrounds, contrast to mark must be equivalent or greater.

Graphic: Color UC Davis logo on white background

Graphic: Color UC Davis logo on light gold background

Full color REVERSE on dark backgrounds 100% 295—black. Other backgrounds, contrast to mark must be equivalent.

Graphic: Color UC Davis logo on blue background

Graphic: Color UC Davis logo on black background

Monochrome on white.

Graphic: Monochrome UC Davis logo on white background

Monochrome on light background.

Graphic: Monochrome UC Davis logo on light gray background

Monochrome on dark background.

Graphic: Monochrome UC Davis logo on dark gray background