NC logo

The interlocking "NC" logo has been associated with the university since at least the 1890s. It was used on uniforms worn by the early baseball and football teams and appears on sweaters worn by students in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When UNC—Chapel Hill entered its first trademark and licensing agreement in 1982, the "NC" logo was one of the symbols registered by the university.


Date Established: 1900

Date Range: 1900 – Present

The interlocking "NC" design has been a fixture on UNC athletic uniforms since the early days of organized sports on campus. This photo shows the 1898 football team. UNC Image Collection, North Carolina Collection Photo Archives, Wilson Library.