The College Seal

Hampshire College seal

The Hampshire seal comprises the breadfruit tree, the College motto Non Satis Scire (“To know is not enough”), and our founding date.

The tree symbolizes knowledge as an organic process, deeply rooted in liberal arts traditions, yet subject to continual revision and growth.

As the College's official identifying mark, only Hampshire College's Board of Trustees, the Office of the President, and the Office of Communications may authorize its use.

The seal appears on diplomas and other official and ceremonial documents; on some bookstore items; and as the watermark for stationery.

It may not be altered or used for any other purposes without express permission.

Any questions about the appropriate use of the official College seal should be referred to the Office of Communications: