University Seal, Motto, and Logo

University of St. Francis Black & White Seal 300x300

Seal & Motto

The seal identifies the dual destiny of the University of St.Francis.The crest in the inner circle shows the arm of Christ joined with the arm of St. Francis at the base of the cross. This symbolizes the fusion of love between Christ and St. Francis as identified through the motto, “Deus Meus et Omnia,” “My God and My All,” which is mounted on the crest. Tower Hall, the main academic building at the University of St. Francis, shown on the right side of the crest, symbolizes learning. The fleur-de-lis atop the crest is representative of Mary Immaculate, the patroness of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, who founded the university. The motto “Primo Unctio et Postea Speculatio,” which encircles the crest, identifies the Franciscan ideal of education, “Holiness First and Then Learning.”




The logo identifies the official name name of the university, University of St. Francis, and is presented with an arch– symbolic of one of the university’s gothic windows. This image is a connection to the medieval origin of universities and to the architecture of Tower Hall and the Motherhouse. Also, the official school colors are brown, symbolizing Franciscanism, and gold, symbolizing success.