The uOttawa logo can be used in three official colours, Warm Grey 9, Black and White. To maintain the cohesion of the uOttawa brand, no alternate colours or other modifications are permitted.
Vertical and horizontal logo
Logo safe area
In order to preserve the integrity of the uOttawa logo and brand, the safe area, or "u factor," must always be respected in print products, as shown below.
The "u factor" refers to the safe area around the University of Ottawa logo, which must never be encroached upon by other visual elements or text. It ensures that the logo is never placed too close to the edge of a document. The u factor is measured using the height of the lowercase u in the uOttawa logotype and must be applied to all four sides of the logo as illustrated above.
Logo minimum sizes
Web: 72 px
Web: 150 px
Looking for official uOttawa logo files?
uOttawa faculty and staff
Logo downloads can be found on the internal virtuO site.
Download will be available soon, until then please email the brand team.
CMYK C: 9-100-73-35
CMYK U: 7-87-61-20
Dark Grey is the main web font colour. All font colours used must meet WCAG level AA accessibility standards. Ensure each font colour is used with a proper contrasting background. is a good contrast checker.
Full specifications on typographic standards for print and official documents are being updated and will be available soon.