LOGOS: Frequently Asked Questions


How can I get a logo for my office or administrative unit?

Submit the online request form to Marketing and Brand Management.

Can I get stationery with my unit logo?

Only the vertical university, college, and university library logos are permitted on stationery. Stationery can be ordered through UIC Creative and Digital Services.

Electronic letterhead is available free of charge. To request e-letterhead, submit the online request form to Marketing and Brand Management.

Why can't I open the logo files that end in .EPS?

While you are able to download them, sophisticated design software such as Adobe Illustrator or InDesign is needed to open and view these files. Graphic designers typically use EPS files because they are easy to manipulate and can be infinitely enlarged without pixilation.

If you are not a professional graphic designer, use the PNG files designated for use in word documents, PowerPoint presentations and on the Web.

What is a PNG file and how does it differ from a JPG?

PNG files are used exactly the same way as JPG files. The only significant difference is that PNG files have transparent backgrounds. That means when placed in a document, the logo will automatically retain the document's background color.

How should the logo be used?

Usage guidelines can be found in the university’s style guide.

Can I get use the UIC logo for my student group?

Only official UIC student organizations that are a part of the Center of Student Involvement are allowed to use the official UIC logos. Unofficial student organizations may use the university name but only in the following matter: “[Name of unofficial student organization]” followed by “at the University of Illinois at Chicago”.

For more information, review the brand guidelines on the Marketing and Brand Management website.