University of Miami Logo

University of Miami Logo

The University of Miami logo, often nicknamed “the U” has influenced the University’s culture in many ways. For instance, there is even the U statue on campus.

The famous logo was created in 1973. The authors of the logo were Julian Cole and graphic artist Bill Bodenhamer. The emblem was commissioned by the Athletic Federation. It featured the letter “U” split in two halves: one orange, the other one green.

Although the University has had several other emblems before, ranging from an M to UM, none of them has been as successful. In 1979 UM President Henry King Stanford was going to change the logo, but it remained untouched due to the “Save the U” campaign started by students.

Logo University of Miami