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[University of California flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 24 January 2020

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Description of the flag

[University of California flag] image located by John Ma, 6 March 2006

From UCLA site: (

The University Flag
Designed in 1958 and displayed for the first time at the inaugural convocation of President Clark Kerr on September 26, 1958, the University flag was designed by Willard V. Rosenquist and Winfield S. Wellington. A gold streamer with an open book and a large "C" in gold are displayed upon a blue field with a gold border. The Latin University motto (Fiat Lux) is displayed upon the book, above which is an arc of nine gold stars representing the nine campuses of the University.
It is reproduced in as a very small, b/w graphic (thru; the detail can be seen from the Presidential Medal (

According to UC guidelines ( the blue ("black" part) in this flag is PMS#286 C100 M83 Y16 K5; the gold ("white") is PMS#130 C5 M35 Y100 K0.

John Ma, 6 March 2006

University of California Merced

[University of California Merced flag] image located by Ivan Sache, 10 April 2008

Planned in 1988 by the University of California Regents, UC Merced was inaugurated on 5 September 2005 as the 10th campus in the University of California system (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz). UC Merced includes three schools, The School of Engineering, The School of Natural Sciences and The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, with 90 full-time faculty members and 1,800 students.

A colour photograph shows the flag of UC Merced as blue with the seal of the university in gold.
Ivan Sache, 10 April 2008

University of California Riverside

[University of California Riverside flag] image by Edward Mooney, Jr., 5 March 2008

As an alumnus of UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE (UCR), I hereby submit a representation of a flag that I've seen associated with UCR. The school colors are blue and gold; the mascot is the Highlanders.

About The University
University of California, Riverside, was founded in 1954. UCR is a fully accredited general purpose university, offering academic degrees from the bachelor's level to the doctoral level, in a wide range of majors and professional certifications. The university serves approximately 18,000 students. The UCR website is at:

1. A flag showing the UCR logo. I've personally seen this design used. This logo design was adopted in 2006.
Edward Mooney, Jr., 5 March 2008