Media Kit

About UNC

Since its establishment as the nation’s first public university in 1789, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Our school spirit has been forged through more than two centuries of academic excellence, public service, and athletic, professional and personal achievement. Often called a “public ivy,” Carolina is consistently ranked among the nation’s best in academic quality, diversity, engagement and international presence. Students at UNC have access to innovative programs and opportunities to contribute to ground-breaking research and study abroad in more than 70 countries. The university is located in Chapel Hill, a sophisticated college town that’s part of the larger and easily accessible Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area. With more than 2 million people, the community offers a range of collegiate activities, professional opportunities, resources, neighborhoods, cultural events and more. For more information, visit

Standard Photo Release Forms

The University’s standard photo release form can be downloaded directly.


UNC Global logos are available for print and web. For best results on printed pieces, use a high-resolution (300 dpi) PNG, JPEG or vector based EPS files. Low-resolution (72 dpi) GIF files should only be used on the web. To download a logo, right-click on the corresponding link and save.

University branding and visual identity guidelinesUniversity logo guidelines


  • Blue JPEG (print)
  • White PNG (print)
  • Black JPEG (print)

If you encounter difficulties downloading these files, please contact Emmy Grace, global relations assistant.


More information is available through University Creative.

R 75
G 156
B 211

Carolina blue: PMS 542
Process color: C=60 M=19 Y=1 K=4
Web Hex color: #4B9CD3


R 19
G 41
B 75

Athletics Navy (complementary accent color used by UNC Athletics)

Web Hex color: #13294B



UNC Global uses Associated Press (AP) style and Merriam-Webster for external communication. A house style book is available from the Global Relations office.


UNC Global units hosting events can work with the Global Relations office on media and campus publicity for conferences, lectures, films, visits from partner universities and other special events and accomplishments. Many of these events can be promoted to through standard news releases, news briefs and announcements. The following sample material had been developed in UNC’s standard format for external distribution and can be adapted and submitted to Katie Bowler Young for promotional purposes:

Photography Collections

A range of photographs, including scenic campus shots as well as depictions of classrooms and special events, are available for use with UNC or partner projects. UNC faculty and staff can access the UNC Communications and Public Affairs image library; partner universities should submit requests to Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations. Select images can be downloaded from our website’s photo resource page.