FAQ - Nomenclature/Visual Identity

These FAQ were submitted and answered prior to July 1, 2013, and this page now serves as an archive. For the most up-to-date information, visit the visual identity website.


What will be the official name of the university comprising the integrated UMDNJ and Rutgers University?
As of July 1, 2013, the official name of the integrated university will be Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Will the name UMDNJ be retained to identify any part of the integrated Rutgers University?
No. The name University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) will be retired effective July 1, 2013.

Will UMDNJ’s logo and visual identity system be retired as part of the integration with Rutgers?
Yes. UMDNJ’s visual identity system—including all UMDNJ logos, shields, and marks—will be retired effective July 1, 2013.

Where can I go to learn about the Rutgers Visual Identity System and how it will apply to UMDNJ schools after the integration?
Refer to the Rutgers visual identity page for information.

Will the names of the UMDNJ schools change after the integration?
Yes, as of July 1, 2013, “Rutgers” will replace “UMDNJ” in all school names. The following lists the new formal names:  

  • Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly New Jersey Dental School)
  • Rutgers School of Health Related Professions
  • Rutgers School of Nursing
  • Rutgers School of Public Health

What should be done with UMDNJ-branded stationery and interoffice envelopes?
All UMDNJ-branded stationery should be recycled, effective July 1, 2013. Interoffice envelopes may be recycled or have labels printed with the Rutgers brand placed over the UMDNJ name and/or logos. For more information about how to use the Rutgers Visual Identity System on stationery, visit identity.rutgers.edu. Additionally, the UMDNJ print shop now has the templates for Rutgers stationery material and may assist units with those needs.