The Amherst College Seal

The official Amherst College seal is a refined version of the seal used in 1949.

The serif font is Trajan, the same font used in the College wordmark. The year of charter appears at the bottom. The College motto, “Terras Irradient,” appears in a sans serif font, positioned between the sunburst and the book illustrations.

Amherst College Seal


See Archives & Special Collections’ online exhibition, “Terras Irradient: 175 years of the Amherst College Seal,” which shows the different College seals and how they’ve been used over the years.

If you need to use the Amherst College seal for an Amherst-related project, please contact the Design Director, Su Auerbach, to obtain a high-resolution file.