UW System materials should use the font choices listed on this page.

Lato and Open Sans are to be installed on all UWSA computers. If you do not have the Lato and Open Sans fonts installed – or if you want them for your home computer – download Lato and Open Sans fonts for free from Google Fonts.

Body Copy


Use Open Sans for body copy in emails, Word documents, PowerPoints, etc.

  • Open Sans Regular
  • Open Sans Italic
  • Open Sans Bold
  • Open Sans Bold Italic


  • Palatino Linotype (regular)
  • Palatino Linotype (Italic)
  • Palatino Linotype (Bold)
  • Palatino Linotype (Bold Italic)



Use Lato for headings in Word documents, PowerPoints, etc.

  • Lato Light
  • Lato Light Italic
  • Lato Regular
  • Lato Regular Italic
  • Lato Bold
  • Lato Bold Italic

An Alternate Typeface

Univers by Linotype can be used for pieces being professionally published by those who have licensing. Note that Univers is not part of the UW System logo and should not be used directly alongside the mark. Contact Public Affairs & Communications if you have questions about using Univers.


  • Univers 47 Light Condensed
  • Univers 47 Light Condensed Oblique
  • Univers 57 Condensed
  • Univers 57 Condensed Oblique
  • Univers 67 Bold Condensed
  • Univers 67 Bold Condensed Oblique
  • Univers 75 Black

Body Copy

  • Univers 55 Roman
  • Univers 55 Roman Oblique
  • Univers 65 Bold
  • Univers 65 Bold Oblique


* Fonts used on wisconsin.edu. They are available for download on Google Fonts or see download link at top of page.
** Font is available as a Windows System Font.