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Our Brand: How to Convey It

Our Brand: How to Convey It.


Google Apps

About Google Apps

University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff can access a suite of Google-powered communication and collaboration tools. The suite includes email, calendar, document sharing, instant messaging, and website publishing tools.

More information about Google Apps is available at:

Google Apps Templates

Branded UofM templates are available for a number of Google apps, including:

  • Sites (websites)
  • Docs
  • Presentations
  • Spreadsheets
  • Blogger

Guidelines and instructions for using the templates can be found on the Google Apps Templates and Guidelines website.

Downloads for Spreadsheets and Blogger


The spreadsheet template includes the U wordmark spanning the first three columns of the sheet. If you need to adjust these columns, the wordmark image will break.

Instructions to work around this are on the Google Apps Templates and Guidelines site. The wordmark file for use in the spreadsheetscan be downloaded below.

Download wordmark for Google spreadsheets



Blogger won't allow us to upload templates to their template gallery. In order to create a UofM branded blog, download the XML below and follow the instructions on the Google Apps Templates and Guidelines website.

Download Blogger XML