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Templates are an excellent way to create useful, branded information quickly and accurately. There’s no need to recreate the wheel; we’ve already done it for you! Take a look at these helpful templates and stationery to save time and stay on brand.

Templates

Powerpoint Presentation Template


Boise State powerpoint examplePresentations are an inherent and important part of university life and business. Not only do presentations showcase the knowledge and expertise of the presenter, they also reflect on the university as a whole. Therefore, the look and delivery of the presentation is as important as the content. For most people, the first time they experience the university will either be through a presentation or the website.

All presentations off campus or outside the Boise State classrooms must include the university logo and, if using color, the school colors – blue and orange as specified on Official Colors, should be used. Powerpoint templates utilizing the Boise State University Brand Standards are available for download. If you use your own design, you should follow the university brand colors and typefaces. Your audience is likely to visit the university’s website before and/or after your presentation, so a sense of continuity and consistency is important. The university prescribed templates reflect the website design.

As with advertisements and all other public communications, the university should be identified as Boise State University on first reference according to Referencing the University.

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You will be redirected to Google Docs to download the presentation files. Once there, select file>download. Do not download from the Google Docs preview screen.



Boise State Awards/Certificates


These award templates make it easy to recognize a job well done! Simply download the document and fill in the information about your employee or coworker.

Email Signature


The presentation of your email signature is just as important as letterhead. We recommend the following versions for your email signature: straight text (option 1 below), a version with your professional headshot from Photo Services (option 2 below) or a version with the Boise State logo (option 3 below).

*For university campuses who have mailing addresses different to 1910 University Drive, the appropriate mailing address should be used.
For more information on setting up your Gmail, visit Boise State’s OIT website pages.

Option 1 – text only email signature

Adding an email signature with text only

Copy and paste this template into the signature tool in your Boise State Gmail, then replace the generic information with your own. Use the sans serif font in Gmail.

The last line (“Make a gift…”) can be replaced by another university-aligned call to action that links to a university-managed URL. For example, “Visit us on Bronco Day!” with a link to broncoday.boisestate.edu.

HEATHER CARLSON
Assistant Director of Advancement Communications Boise State University

Phone: (208) 426-2022
Email: heathercarlson2@boisestate.edu
Mail: 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1030
Location: 1173 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706
Web: giving.boisestate.edu  |  alumni.boisestate.edu

Option 2 – text and graphic (professional headshot)

Adding an email signature with a photo

Copy and paste the template provided in this Google Doc (page 1) into the signature tool in your Boise State Gmail, then replace the generic information with your own. Use the sans serif font in Gmail.

To replace the headshot with your own, click on the image and choose “remove.” Insert a new photo by uploading the professional head shot obtained from Photo Services. The photo is sized at 125×188 (pixels).

The last line (“Make a gift…”) can be replaced by another university-aligned call to action that links to a university-managed URL. For example, “Visit us on Bronco Day!” with a link to broncoday.boisestate.edu.

Option 3 – text and logo (Boise State)

Adding an email signature with a Boise State logo

Only the Boise State left-aligned or primary logo can be used in an email signature. Department companion marks are not allowed for readability, ADA compliance and consistency.

Copy and paste the template provided in this Google Doc (page 2 and 3) into the signature tool in your Boise State Gmail, then replace the generic information with your own. Use the sans serif font in Gmail.

The last line (“Make a gift…”) can be replaced by another university-aligned call to action that links to a university-managed URL. For example, “Visit us on Bronco Day!” with a link to broncoday.boisestate.edu.


Stationery

Stationery


Stationary ExampleStationery, both printed and electronic, and business cards are universally used across campus. They are the foundation of Boise State’s visual identity program. Adherence to the stationery standards enhances the university’s professional image and strengthens our brand as well as saving the university money. All Boise State business cards, stationery and envelopes must be ordered through University Printing and Graphic Services. Printing and Graphic Services also offer standard forms of memo pads and note cards and can also create custom note cards, leaflets, brochures and other communication materials.

Individual schools, departments and other units may not create their own stationery or envelopes without permis­sion from the Brand Committee (brand@boisestate.edu). Because of the potential for poor quality, departments are not allowed to design their own stationery on personal computers, nor is it permitted to have stationery printed at off-campus locations.

Business Cards

The standardized business card format must be used by those who are employed by the univer­sity. The vertical version of the logo is used on all Boise State University business cards.

To ensure consistency, Printing and Graphic Services produces all Boise State business cards from approved templates. Individual schools, departments and other units may not alter the prescribed business card design and format without permission from the Brand Committee (brand@boisestate.edu). Because of the potential for poor quality, departments are not allowed to create and design their own business cards on personal computers, nor is it permitted to have busi­ness cards printed at off-campus locations.

  • Usage guidelines for the University Signature Mark applies to business cards.
  • Information printed on business cards should fit the template design shown in the samples above. There shall be no deviation from the positioning of the various elements of the business card.  All the information other than name, title and department, should fit into the two columns at the bottom of the card, up to a maximum of four rows.
  • The format of each card is consistent and may not be changed, including the size and color of the logo, color of the paper, paper stock, type size and fonts uti­lized. The template provides space for an individual’s name and title, unit name, the university address, office phone number, fax number and e-mail address. Other informa­tion can also be added such as cell phone number, office location or Web address, as long as it fits in the space provided.
  • The top line, usually the name of the individual, aligns with the B symbol in the University Signature Mark, as shown in the sample above. In some instances, the top line may be the name of a unit within the university. A unit name may be printed in bold type with the individual’s name underneath it in regular type if a unit so chooses.
  • Printing and Graphic Services can assist in creating modifications that meet the unit’s needs within the basic template design.
  • No graphic images other than the university logo may be displayed on Boise State business cards. The University Signature Mark is to be used on business cards rather than the specific companion logos for schools, colleges, departments, units, centers, institutes or facilities in order to maintain the consistency and integrity of the university iden­tity.
  • One and two-sided versions of the business cards are available.  The second side of the business card must use the prescribed format (the University Signature Mark, or if applicable, and if approved, for affiliated organizations, the applicable affiliate logo).
  • Currently, units are advised not to add additional information to the other side of the business card.  The business card provides contact information.  Marketing information should reside on your website and printed marketing materials.

Business Cards are ordered through Boise State Printing and Graphics.

Student Business Cards

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Student business cards are available for current students to use in connection with university-related business. They are similar to staff cards but have orange, instead of blue, backs. Department chair/head approval is needed.

The front of the cards include:

  • Student Name
  • College
  • Degree/discipline
  • Student phone number
  • Student u.boisestate email address
  • University address
  • Department web address

If you have questions, email brand@boisestate.edu.

Business Cards are ordered through Boise State Printing and Graphics

Letterhead


Boise State Letterhead

With more than a quarter of a million pieces printed every year, stationery is one of Boise State’s most visible and frequently used forms of printed communication. Consistent and coordinated use of Boise State University visual identity elements on stationery is a vital part of preserving and enhancing the value of the Boise State University brand.

Boise State University has one official format for academic and administrative letterhead, envelopes, mailing labels, and business cards. To ensure consistency, Printing and Graphic Services produces all Boise State stationery from approved templates.

Individual schools, departments and other units may not create their own stationery or envelopes without permis­sion from the Brand Committee (brand@boisestate.edu). Because of the potential for poor quality, departments are not allowed to design their own stationery on personal computers, nor is it permitted to have stationery printed at off-campus locations.

  • Information printed on stationery and envelopes should fit the template design shown, as shown in the sample above. There shall be no deviation from the positioning of the various elements of the stationery, envelopes, or the fonts utilized.
  • Departments should not attempt to duplicate the stationery or envelope on a computer. Rather, standardized stationery from Printing and Graphic Services must be used by all university offices.
  • With approval, additional information (such as boards of directors) may be added as a list at the bottom of the page.
  • Stationery is printed in school colors as utilized for the logo. If two color envelopes are not appropriate for use, one color blue may also be used.
  • No graphic images other than the university logo may be displayed on Boise State stationery.
  • University stationery may not be personalized, except for approved exceptions.  If an exception is required, please email brand@boisestate.edu for consideration.
  • Additional lines may be included to be department specific, but the header should not include personalized names.  Vice Presidents and Deans may order stationery personalized with their title.
  • The Boise State watermark insignia appears on all stationery. For mass mailing, a non-watermark stock may be utilized.
  • Blank second sheets with the Boise State watermark are available from Printing and Graphic Services.

Stationery And Envelope Formatting Guidelines

  • Letters should be produced single spaced in block paragraph form in 11 pt. Garamond or Times Roman. Text should be flush left and ragged right.
  • Preferred margins for letter copy Left: 1 1/2” Right:  2” Top: 2.5” Bottom: 1/2”
    Alternate margin for letter copy Left: 1”

The correct address for the university is 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID, 83725, followed by a hyphen and the four digits of the departmental mail stop number. For example, the address for the Trademark Licensing Office would be:

Boise State University
Office of Trademark Licensing & Enforcement
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID, 83725-1002

Stationery and envelopes may be ordered through Boise State Printing and Graphics.

Envelopes


A standardized envelope format must be used for official university communications. Individual schools, departments and other units may not create their own envelopes without permission from the Director of Trademark Licensing who will seek approval from the Branding Committee. Because of the potential for poor quality, departments are not allowed to design their own envelopes on personal computers, nor is it per­mitted to have envelopes printed at off-campus locations, To ensure consistency, Printing and Graphic Services produces all Boise State envelopes from approved templates.

Usage Guidelines

  • Usage guidelines for the logo apply to envelopes.
  • Information printed on envelopes should fit the template design shown in the sample below. There shall be no deviation from the positioning of the various elements on the envelope or the fonts utilized.
  • The format can be slightly modified to accommodate additional lines. Printing and Graphic Services can assist in creating modifications that meet the unit’s needs and still fit the basic template design. Information that may be included on the envelope return address is limited due to postal regulations.
  • No graphic images other than the university logo may be displayed on Boise State envelopes. Companion Logos for schools, colleges, departments, units, centers, institutes or facilities are prohibited in order to maintain the consistency of university identity.
  • University envelopes may not be personalized, except for approved exceptions.
  • Envelopes may be ordered in two color (blue and orange) or one color (blue).Boise State Envelope heading

Envelopes may be ordered through Boise State Printing and GraphicsPlease note that envelopes with the new University Signature Mark will be available in mid-December 2012. Envelope orders placed after Nov. 27, 2012 will show the old university logo template when ordering, however Printing and Graphics will convert the layout to the new format before sending you the proof for approval. The ordering template is in the process of being updated.

Electronic Letterhead


As with business cards and physical stationery, electronic letterheads are produced from approved templates to ensure consistency.  The layout of the letterhead as described in the Boise State Brand Standards may not be redesigned.

Boise State letter head

This template for electronic letterheads is to be used only for communications sent via e-mail or other digital platforms. It is not intended to replace official university stationery.

Electronic letterheads should not be printed out and used for mailing, as the integrity of the colors and branding could be compromised. It contains low-resolution images and does not reproduce well when printed, especially due to the fact that color reproduction varies from printer to printer.

Electronic letterheads may be department specific, but the header should not include personalized names.  Vice Presidents and Deans may order letterheads personalized with their title.

Electronic letterheads are available to order through University Printing and Graphic Services.

Name Tags


Name tags with the new University Signature Mark are now available through the University Sign Shop in both small and large sizes. Small name tags measure 1″ x 3.25″, while large name tags measure 1.5″ x 3.5″. Both sizes will support 2-3 lines of text (Not including the Signature Mark). Name tags can be ordered for use from Printing and Graphics Services.

Example name tagexample name tag


Signage

Banners and Signs


Permanent signage on all Boise State controlled buildings is strictly controlled. If you would like to produce new signage or have questions regarding any existing signage, please contact Architectural and Engineering Services (please submit an A&E Services Request).

Boise State Tamarack House flagAll temporary signs on campus should follow the Boise State Brand Standards and be in good taste. The University Signature Mark must be used on signage, and not the athletics spirit mark (the Bronco head). Signage that is intended to be displayed for a short period of time, up to 90 days, shall be considered temporary.

All requests for permanent and temporary signage that is affixed to a building or in the ground, must be approved through the Facilities Planning Council. Requests may be made by an A&E Services Request.

Banners that promote campus events and university departments and programs are permitted on campus, subject to the following restrictions:

  • Banners shall be installed only at approved locations by approved campus personnel;
  • Banner installation components shall not damage the building and shall not compromise building safety and/or security requirements;
  • Banners shall not be attached to sign posts, trees, other plant materials;
  • Construction and design of the banner must be high quality;
  • The size of banner shall be appropriate for the intended location;
  • Banners shall not contain language, symbols, or graphics that are obscene or discriminatory in nature; and
  • Banners with a commercial message are prohibited.

Make College Count signAcademic and administrative signage should use the University Signature Mark in appropriate proportions and consistent presentations and use the University typography and colors. The correct use of the university name, typography and color promotes the consistent visual identity of Boise State University to students, potential students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Interior and exterior signage must be coordinated with A&E Services and may be ordered through University Sign Shop.

Athletic signage should use the approved athletics marks. Interior and exterior signage for athletics facilities and events must be coordinated with A&E Services.

Vehicles


Official university vehicles should carry the University Signature Mark in a consistent style and appropriate proportions. Athletic-department vehicles may use the athletic marks.

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The consistent use of the visual identity on university vehicles helps to identify and unify the university fleet. They also act as moving advertisement  for the university. The University Signature Mark should appear on the front driver and passenger side doors in accordance with the prescribed standards as can be seen in the image above and at this link.   No companion marks are permitted on vehicles.  The respective department name may be listed elsewhere in Gotham.  All graphics for vehicles must be ordered through University Sign Shop in order to ensure the integrity of the application.

Any vehicle wraps or additional vehicle design must be approved by the Brand Committee (brand@boisestate.edu). No other slogans or designs permitted except in exceptional circumstances.  The Bronco logo may only be added to athletics vehicles.

For personal tailgate vehicles, please contact Office of Trademark Licensing and see also the guidelines set out at this link

Exhibits and Displays


Boise State display banner

Exhibits and displays representing the university must prominently display the University Signature Mark (university logo) and name or the applicable department Companion Logo. The University Sign Shop can assist you in producing display materials.

If any third party logos are to be included in the display materials, such logos should not be bigger or in greater prominence than that of the University Signature Mark.

If a third party wishes to include the University Signature Mark in its display, approval should be sought from the Director of Trademark Licensing and Enforcement.

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