University Seal

The University of New Mexico first developed an official university seal in 1898. The original seal resembled the Territorial Seal of the State of New Mexico. The UNM Official Seal has undergone seven iterations and has been redesigned each time. The latest design was ratified and approved by the Board of Regents in 1969 and trademarked in 2010.

The University will be reviewing the official seal and would like your participation.

The Office of Academic Affairs, in cooperation with the President and Board of Regents, will host a series of Public Forums to gather input from Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members.

Seal Forums

  • Faculty and Student Forum - Tuesday, September 20, 12:00-1:30pm - SUB Ballroom C
  • Alumni Forum - Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:30-7:00pm - Bobo Room at Hodgin Hall

If you are not able to attend the Forum, or would like to send your comments regarding the Seal, please e-mail:

Other university seals have been compiled for comparative consideration here.

You can also view historical information on UNM seals here.


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