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University Relations

University Relations is authorized by the Board of Regents to establish and promote graphic standards. Contact the department when you need:

  • Answers to questions about graphic standards.
  • Approval to use a University logo.
  • Approval to use the Regents seal.

Also, contact University Relations if you have feedback on the graphic standards.

Online Resources

E-mail Newsletters
To find guidelines and best practices when creating e-mail newsletters, contact the e-communications unit of the Office of University Relations.

Signs, Graphics, Banners, Table Cloths and Decals
Access the University's sign standards, order a large banner or sign or request installation of signage by visiting with Publications Editor John Zak:

Writing and Editing Guidelines
To ensure consistency in representing the University of Minnesota, Crookston, while allowing flexibility to promote individual sub-brands, the guidelines posted online at should be followed.

A comprehensive U of M style guide is online at

Online Resources for Communicators

University of Minnesota Graphic Standards
This manual has the most recent updates to the University's graphic standards.

University of Minnesota Style Manual
The University's style manual is a resource for style standards such as word usage, grammar and punctuation, academic terminology and preparing copy for layout.