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This is an example of an introductory paragraph set in Merriweather Regular (20px/34px). This paragraph is set in larger type size to distinguish it from running body copy and allows a writer to make a bold statement or highlight a primary idea or theme.

This is a paragraph set in Merriweather Regular (16px/24px) and uses a typographic style useful for running copy. This text is set in a smaller type size to distinguish it from the intro text and allow for longer stories and ease of reading.

Font Family Properties

We've employed a web font system that uses two open-source font families as a complement their print counterparts: Oswald and Merriweather.

Both font families are designed for legibility to use freely across the Internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices. Better suited for the screen, these web fonts reflect the same typographic hierarchy that is a foundation to the University's brand.


Oswald is used for larger headlines and pull quotes. Oswald replaces Garage Gothic as our primary san serif typeface on the web.


Merriweather is used for intro text, body paragraphs, and links. Merriweather replaces Garamond as our primary serif typeface on the web.

Header Font Properties

The University website requires clear and consistent headings and highly legible paragraphs.

Heading 1

H1 font properties: Oswald Bold 34px

The H1 is built into the web page template Properties and should not be incorporated into body text.

Heading 2

H2 font properties: Oswald Bold 30px

Heading 3

H3 font properties: Oswald Bold 26px

Heading 4

H4 font properties: Oswald Bold 22px

Heading 5

H5 font properties: Oswald Bold 18px

Heading 6

H6 font properties: Oswald Bold 16px