The graphic elements used on Bucknell’s seal signify the light of knowledge and education surmounting the storms of life. As the official identification of Bucknell, the seal is reserved for official documents such as academic program certificates, diplomas, convocation and commencement programs, and other materials related specifically to academic ceremonies. It also may be used on university invitations, announcements, and other official publications such as the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

In addition, the seal is used with the word mark on university stationery. Any other use of the seal should be approved in advance by the communications office.

Bucknell Seal

Guidelines for Using the Seal

The seal must appear in an upright position. It should not be altered in any way. It should not be reversed out or used in a pattern. The seal should not be extended, condensed, outlined, placed in a border, or altered in any way, such as by adding words or by attaching it to any other symbol. Care should be taken to leave adequate space on all sides of the seal. Lettering, symbols, or graphics should not be placed close to, behind, or on top of the seal. The height of the seal must be 3/4 inch or more when used in publications.

The seal may be printed in Bucknell’s blue, orange, black, white, or on a foiled stamp. It should not be broken into two or more colors, but printed in the same color.

Guidelines for using the Bucknell Seal

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