The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of Communications and Marketing

Web Templates

New university logo

The university began implementing a new logo on January 1, 2015. The logo and associated communications resources are being rolled out across campus in four phases, ending June 1, 2015.

Information about the new logo and the implementation process is available at

University websites that pull from our central template resources or that are managed by the Office of Communications & Marketing automatically received the new logo updates in early January 2015. If your website does not yet reflect these updates, please continue to use the resources and guidelines found on this website until your unit’s approved rollout. Once your unit has been approved to begin using the new logo, you should work with your logo liaison to obtain the approved files.

If you have questions about this process, please contact Creative Communications.

Why Templates?

WebIt’s important for unit websites within the domain to have strong and easily identifiable visual consistency. While individual units and departments should—and will—have their own identities and content, we are all a part of something much larger.

Something as mundane and simple as having a consistent header and footer across a university’s family of websites can be a powerful tool. It aids in navigation and user experience. It affects our visitors’ perception by providing a sense of comfort and familiarity.

Templates are a time and resource-saver, providing units a foundation to build their web presence without having to start from a blank canvas. They provide a consistent way to present individual stories as part of a cohesive whole, because the stories of a single unit within one department within one college are also the stories of the University of Tennessee.

Note: These particular templates draw upon the general look and feel of the primary university website, with a few key differences that distinguish them in subtle but deliberate ways. We encourage your freedom and creativity in developing the layout of your main content area; however, for the purposes of branding and clarity, we ask that you please not mimic too closely the design of the UT Knoxville website.

Who Should Use the Templates?

All academic and administrative units whose reporting structure culminates with the chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxviille.

The Templates Should Not be Used by:


We have tested these templates in the following web browsers and on the following devices:

Safari version 5
Opera version 11
Google Chrome version 17
Mozilla Firefox versions 5, 9, 10, and 11

Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, and 9
Mozilla Firefox versions 10 and 11


We strive to generate code that degrades gracefully and displays consistently on all modern browsers. Please notify us at if you notice an issue when viewing the templates on a certain device or browser. Be sure to note the device or platform (Mac or PC), browser, and browser version in your message.


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