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The University of California, Berkeley’s official colors are blue and gold. These usually appear as a deep blue, sometimes known as Yale Blue, and a deep yellow.

According to the Centennial Record of the University of California (Verne A. Stadtman, editor, 1967), the colors were chosen in 1873. "In 1955, the University colors were submitted to the state legislature for approval as part of the government code. Blue was officially designated as Textile Color Card Association: Yale Blue, Cable No. 70086; gold as U.S. Army Color Card: Golden Yellow, No. 65001" (p. 514).

For current specifications on colors to be used on the University Seal, see the UC Berkeley style manual.



last updated on 5/8/07


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