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Stanford University

Stanford, California

Last modified: 2020-05-17 by rick wyatt
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Description of the flag

The flags and arms of the university and its colleges are illustrated here. The presidential flag is in use in this photo during a speech by Clinton.

Stanford University is large, private research university in the Bay Area of California, near Palo Alto.

Dave Fowler, 24 March 2016

On this page, nine Stanford University flags are shown:
University Flag University Flag
Presidential Flag
Flag of the School of Medicine
Flag of the School of Law
Flag of the School of Humanities and Sciences
Flag of the School of Engineering
Flag of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Flag of the Graduate School of Education
Flag of the Graduate School of Business

The flags of the schools are banners of their arms. Comparing this photo of actual flags with the artwork given for each BoA we can see that the shades of red and of purple in actual use are brighter than depicted. Also noteworthy from that photo is the use of plain yellow and white for the heraldic metals, and the unusually light and bright shades used for green and blue.

Additionally, of lateral interest, each faculty or graduation subject has a distinct color, used in some details of the academic regalia. See .../regalia]:
Arts, Letters, Humanities - White
Business, Commerce, Accountancy - Drab
Communication, Journalism - Crimson
Economics - Copper
Education - Light Blue
Engineering - Orange
Fine Arts, including Architecture - Brown
Law - Purple
Medicine - Kelly Green
Music - Pink
Philosophy - Dark Blue
Science - Golden Yellow
Speech - Silver Grey
Theology - Scarlet

No indication of these colors being used in any flag.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 December 2016

The flags aren't actually the banners of arms, but are derived from the blazons of coats of arms, which are also given here, but with no images. Consequently, all images may be made in couples - one for the shield of arms and the other for the flag.

Such derivations may seem odd, but are not unknown - in Serbia, a typical way to create the flag of a local government area is to simplify and re-arrange the charges of its coat of arms. This is done especially if the blazon is complex, while the simpler blazons are usually converted into the banners of arms.

Tomislav Todorovic, 1 December 2016

Logo Flag

[Stanford University] image located by Paul Bassinson, 14 April 2020


[Seal of Stanford University] image located by Paul Bassinson, 9 September 2017