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University Seal

The official seal of the University of Tennessee features images of an open book, globe, sextant, gear, and laurels.

The words “agriculture” and “commerce,” and images of a plow and riverboat, are elements of the seal of the State of Tennessee. The date, 1794, is the year Blount College—the University of Tennessee’s forerunner—was established in Knoxville.

The seal is not for general use. It is used only for formal and official communications, such as diplomas, certificates, legal documents, and communications from the Board of Trustees or the UT president.

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