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Meaning and history

University of Central Florida Logo history

Before 2008

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The original logo of the University of Central Florida looked very elegant and timeless, using the same emblem we all can see today, but drawn in a more sophisticated and tender way. The logo was composed of a three-leveled inscription in a fancy serif typeface with the letters slightly extended and flattened. The light gold emblem, depicting a stylized Pegasus with its wing speed up, was set on the left from the inscription, adding softness and chic to the overall composition.

2008 – Today

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The golden horse depicted on the logo is the Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology. The authors of the emblem were Jim Shattuck and Norman Van Meter. Interestingly enough, this logo was chosen out of over 50 versions. One of the reasons why the school opted for the Pegasus emblem was that it is a symbol for limitless possibilities.

Athletic symbols

UCF symbol

In addition to the regular UCF logo, representing the university itself, we should also mention the logotype of its athletic program, the UCF Knights.

Although originally its primary logo was built around a depiction of a knight with a sword, the teams eventually got rid of the symbol, so since 2012, the primary logo features the gold, white, and black letters “UCF” going down in steps.

UCF knights logo

However, the knight’s head with a feather has remained on the secondary logo. The symbol was introduced in 1996 and underwent a complete overhaul in 2007. The 2012 modifications were hardly visible at all.


UCF logo font

The University of Central Florida mentions Gotham (Book) and Chronicle (Deck) as its primary fonts, while Knockout and Archer are the secondary fonts. The typeface featured on the primary University of Central Florida logo seems to be Gotham.


Color University Central Florida Logo

The school has two official colors: black and bright gold. In case of print media, Pantone Black is used, while in digital media Hex 00 00 00 is recommended. The bright gold is Pantone 7406 and Hex FF C9 04. On coated paper and digital media, the university suggests using Metallic Gold (Pantone 10121).