What do I need to update?

Your website

If your website uses Verlag and Vitesse for web copy  (i.e., as HTML text within pages) as part of the campuswide web license, you will need to replace those fonts with Red Hat Display and Red Hat Text by June 30, 2023 (when the license expires).

  • If your website is hosted on WiscWeb: the font change will be automatically done for you on February 16, 2023.
  • If your website uses the UW WordPress Theme but is not hosted on WiscWeb: you will need to manually download the new version of the UW Theme on or after February 16 to refresh the fonts. A new version of the UW Theme Lite will also be available on this date.
  • If your website uses UW fonts/design hierarchy but does not use the UW Theme: in January, we will provide updated HTML templates and documentation for updating the fonts on your site.

Note: You are not required to update PDFs or other downloadable files on your website that use Verlag and Vitesse, though we recommend eventually updating them for brand consistency. See the question “Do we need to update existing materials that have Verlag and Vitesse?” for additional guidance.

Your printed materials

If you received Verlag and Vitesse print fonts from University Marketing under its limited license, you should stop using these fonts in new printed materials by June 30, 2023. They should be replaced with the UW’s new feature brand fonts, Red Hat Display and Red Hat Text.

If you’re designing new printed materials, we recommend retiring Verlag and Vitesse and using Red Hat Display and Red Hat Text starting in January 2023.

If you have already-printed materials with Verlag and Vitesse (such as handouts, promotional items, or a banner), you should continue to use them until they run out or you naturally retire them. However, once you need to reprint those materials, you should replace those fonts with Red Hat Display and Red Hat Text.

While you are not required to delete Verlag and Vitesse from your computer, you should not use these fonts on any new printed materials after June 30, 2023. Units that purchased their own print license for Verlag and Vitesse may continue to use them, though we recommend a full transition to the new fonts.

Your digital files

If you’ve used Verlag and Vitesse to create PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, or other digital files, you should strive to update them by June 30, 2023, though it’s not a requirement.

The UW’s PowerPoint templates will be updated for you in January, as well as all the stationery and business card templates at DoIT Digital Publishing & Printing (DPPS).