These frequently asked questions are designed to provide a better understanding of University of Arizona branding guidelines, policies, and tools.
As a guest, you have base level access to the University’s brand strategy and platform, and various graphic elements to give you a sense of the brand.
NetID sign-in gives you access to the UA brand strategy and platform, master brand logos, brand guidelines, colors, stationery, presentation templates, Office document templates, and key photography.
As a vendor, you are provided access to the UA brand strategy and platform, master brand logos, brand guidelines, colors, graphic elements, video guidelines, and library of high-resolution photography.
Access to the UA brand strategy and platform, master brand logos, brand guidelines, graphic elements, photography, and CSS styling to make UA-branded sites.
Access to the UA brand strategy and platform, master brand logos, brand guidelines, stationery, Office templates, Creative Cloud templates and graphic elements, signage guidelines, video guidelines, and a vast library of high-resolution photography.
To request an access level update, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UA has secured a non-profit permit, No. 190, with the US Post Office. Departments may use this permit for large mailings, and take advantage of the significantly lower postal rates by following these guidlines. Please be advised that the USPS is prone to change their requirements at any given time. ALL our UA Print Vendors have a qualified person on staff to address any postal issues. Please use them when designing a mailpiece to ensure adherence to mailing guidelines and secure the best possible postage.
To recognize sponsors, you may include: “Sponsors” (with a list of the sponsor names) or “Thank you to our sponsors."
Do not use the following phrases:
“In conjunction with”
If including an envelope for gifts or donations, the use of Courtesy Reply or Business Reply is mandatory with an Intelligent Barcode.
Donation envelopes must use the following text on the “pay line”:
“Make check payable to The University of Arizona/Department or Center Name.” OR
“Make check payable to The University of Arizona Foundation/Department or Center Name.”
Failure to comply with all Business Reply Permit guidelines may result in the loss of the UA permit or an increased postage cost for all UA permit users.
Have the entire piece (brochure, report, etc. plus mailing envelope) reviewed for adherence to guidelines by calling 520-388-5197 at the Main Post Office on Cherrybell. There is no cost for this service. Consultation is available on a first come, first served basis. Allowing for extra time in the production process is highly recommended. For help designing a mail piece, speak with a Mail Piece Design Analyst (MDA), who is a postal employee specially trained to answer your questions regarding mail piece design.
Complete the USPS QBRM form and take it along with 10 samples of the business reply piece the Main Post Office on Cherrybell.
Karen Campasano, UA Printing Services, email@example.com
USPS Mailing Requirements: Rosie Paradowski, 520-388-5197, firstname.lastname@example.org
As one of the University’s many diversity efforts, colleges, departments, programs, and student organizations are encouraged to design programs and activities in ways that welcome participation by members of the disabled community. If you receive questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation and are not be sure how to respond, obtain the individual's contact information, make sure you understand the question or request, and let them know you will get back to them shortly.
If you need assistance in responding, contact Sue Kroeger at Disability Resources (520-626-7674 or email@example.com).
Including a statement about the availability of accommodations is a way of creating a welcoming environment. By encouraging advance inquires, you can identify any needed accommodations early so that they can be implemented in a seamless fashion. Below are four model statements. You should be able to adapt one of them for almost any situation.
It is the policy of the University of Arizona to ensure that University Web pages will be usable by people with disabilities. Accessible Web pages are those that are constructed to be usable by anyone, including those who use assistive technology to access the content. Examples of assistive technology are screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice recognition software, alternative keyboards, and Braille displays.
Additionally, Dawn Hunziker, Assistive Technology Coordinator at the Disability Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org; 626-9409), is available as a resource.
Captioning Using and creating audio and audio/video information with captions is a way to include deaf and hard of hearing individuals without requiring them to seek individual accommodation. By anticipating the likelihood that your VHS or DVD material, Webcasts, iTunes and YouTube videos, and podcasts will be used by a widely diverse audience, you are designing for accessibility. General guidelines for captioning include the following:
Disability Resources can provide assistance in adding captioning to pre-existing audio/video materials and in creating captioned media during the production phase.
Please contact Carol Funckes at Disability Resources (email@example.com; 520-621-3274) to discuss the uses and copyright of your audio/video content prior to its use.
Many companies, advertising agencies, film production companies and filmmakers request permission to use the UA campus as a backdrop or location for filming. Outside companies are permitted to shoot photos or video on campus with the right approvals and some restrictions. The number one priority in deciding whether an outside company is allowed to shoot video on our campus is the safety of our students, faculty and staff and ensuring that the business of education is not interrupted.
If you have questions about this process, please contact Chris Sigurdson, Senior Associate Vice President, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org or 520.621.4608
UA Procurement and Contracting Services has created a Print Supplier Program to help all units on campus save time and money on printing services. Sixteen printing companies are part of this program and each has been evaluated by UA Printing Services and judged to be superior for printing quality, customer service, prepress expertise, ability to meet deadlines and price.
Volume discounts are built into our contracts with these vendors. The more UA departments use these selected vendors, the greater the discount each department will receive.
When a department needs a printer, that unit can contact one or more of the contracted print vendors directly for a quote. If a unit would like Printing Services to assist, we can help obtain quotes and place the order. Some units like to manage this process themselves, while others prefer to rely on the expertise in Printing Services.
One real benefit to using a printer through this program is that no matter how much you are spending on printing, there is no need for an RFP. And the unit paying for the printing has the authority to choose the print vendor.
Once the print vendor has been selected, a copy of the awarded estimate along with a Printing Services Billing form should be faxed to Printing Services at 520-621-6478. The unit then works directly with the print vendor to process the printing job. Printing Services will issue a PO to the printer, receive the invoice, then bill the department and pay the vendor. The price quoted by the printer (plus tax) is the price charged to your account. The vendors pay a 2% administrative fee to the University for streamlining this process for them.
It’s that simple.
This program is administered by the UA Printing Services department located at 22nd Street Warehouse, 1145 S. Warren Ave., P.O. Box 210458. If you have questions, please call
The Milo font suite is made available for official use by UA employees in compliance with the University of Arizona’s font license through FontShop. Please complete the font license agreement form to help the university remain in compliance with FontShop. Your permissions will be updated within two business days of submitting the form. Then you'll see font installation instructions.
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Student Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16 for the employability of its graduates, UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $580 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20 among all public universities. UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American of Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.
Include in press releases, on the Web, and in publications.
Our UA mascots and Cheer Team are in great demand from campus and off-campus communities alike. Want to book Wilbur and/or Wilma Wildcat, or the Cheer Team, for your event? Simply fill out this online form:
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