Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

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 records and official communications, such as resolutions, diplomas, legal documents, and communications from the Board of Trustees or the UT System president.

Art files are not available for download. Visit the System Office of Communications and Marketing for more information.