The seal is the official, legal mark of the university. It depicts the university’s history and is a symbol of its excellence.

The seal is made up of the shield, the three intertwined rings and the university's motto. Adopted in 1997, the seal combines features from the College for Women, the College for Men and School of Law, and the Diocese of San Diego, and thus represents the University of San Diego's full history. It is vital that the seal be used with the utmost respect.

The use of the seal is restricted and may be used only for:

  • Official presidential correspondence
  • Official Board of Trustees correspondence
  • Admissions acceptance materials
  • Diplomas
  • Commencement materials
USD Seal
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