July 23, 2024

UMW Email Standards

To all faculty and staff:

In keeping with higher education best practices, the UMW Visual Identity Standards Committee has conducted extensive research and has unanimously approved a campus-wide email signature standard. It is now a part of the University’s Brand Standards & Visual Identity Toolkit (www.umw.edu/documents/document/umw-brand-standards).

A pdf of it (page 30) is attached.  UMW Email Standards

As one of the most frequently used forms of communication, email messages are an official reflection of the University. Because of the wide variety of formats used by faculty and staff, UMW has adopted a standardized signature format to help reinforce the University’s brand identity, as well as convey important contact information. We have also taken into account federal accessibility regulations.

My signature below reflects the new standard. You will see there are some options, such as adding physical addresses and social media links, if you need them.

Thanks, and let me know if you have questions about the committee’s decision.

Torre Meringolo

Vice President for Advancement and University Relations

University of Mary Washington

540-654-1372

tmeringo@umw.edu