Official University stationery — business cards, letterhead, and envelopes — is an important part of projecting a unified institutional identity and legitimizes the message or content. The elements that ensure consistency include the Wordmark, typeface, type specifications, ink color, and paper (which carries the watermark of the Regents Seal).
Official stationery must be used for all official University business. Separately incorporated, University-affiliated foundations and alumni associations may use official stationery, but are not required to. Official stationery may not be used for personal business, by students, or by anyone not employed by the University. Student organizations may not use official stationery, with the following exceptions:
- Minnesota Student Association (MSA)
- Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA)
- College boards recognized by the Council of College Boards and GAPSA.
- Other organizations identified as Registered Student Government Associations (RSGA)
Official letterhead may not be personalized. Printing letterhead with department-wide or unit-wide information ensures that it can be used by everyone in that unit. Individualized information can be conveyed with business cards that follow the University’s official standards.
Official letterhead, envelopes, and business cards must be ordered through one of the University of Minnesota printing departments listed below.
How to Order
Submit the products and quantity you need and the information you want printed to:
Printing Services, 612-625-9500
UMC Printing and Design, 218-281-8403
UMD Print Shop, 218-726-7114
Duplicating Services, 320-589-6145