The original College seal, as approved by the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees in 1904.
The current version of the official College seal.
Prior to the introduction of the Bryn Mawr College wordmark as part of the College Visual Identity Project, the College seal was used as the prevalent graphical representation of Bryn Mawr.
A concise history of the creation and meaning of the College seal is available on the Visual Identity Project blog.
The College Seal is reserved for official or ceremonial purposes. Documents that require a symbol of authenticity, like transcripts and diplomas, should display the Seal. Other official documents that should display the Seal as a symbol of authenticity include accreditation reports, job descriptions, grant proposals, or committee findings. The use of the Seal on things like T-shirts, caps, and bookbags dilutes and diminishes the gravitas of the Seal when it appears in commemorative engravings or diploma frames.
For additional questions about College Seal usage or to obtain a copy of the seal for use, please contact Nancy Brokaw in College Communications at: (610) 526-5505.
The College wordmark, on the other hand, occupies the other end of the spectrum, and can be used everywhere and on all things, from letterhead and business cards, to tote bags and bumper stickers, to Facebook and Twitter. It is simple enough to be recognizable on the tiniest cell phone screen, and striking enough to stand out on large banners on campus.
Please visit the College Logo page of this website for more information.