Visual Standards

FAU's  Visual Standards Manual   provides the University community and designers with the visual standards to be used for all printed, web and retail items. Although the guide thoroughly explains usage guidelines for the University logo, the FAU Athletics logo and the University seal, it is necessary for designers to consult with  University Communications (ext. 7-0096) prior to the start of design projects to determine the goal and concept of each project. All print and web page designs must be reviewed by Creative Services prior to their production to ensure adherence to the University's visual standards.   Note: Due to differences in monitor color calibrations and printers, the colors you see in the PDF's below may not appear accurate. Please see the information on FAU identity colors in either guide for specifications.

Visual Standards Manual   
(3.8 MB download)
Version 4.0 (updated 2/2019)

All files are in the pdf file format;  Acrobat Reader  is necessary to view them.