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University of Chicago

Registration number 20061112F

This certifies that the heraldic arms of the University of Chicago are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent a phoenix Gules langued Azure rising from flames Proper, on a chief Gules an open book bound and clasped Proper the pages charged with the Latin words "Crescat Scientia, Vita Excolatur" Sable.


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Historical note

In 1910, the University adopted a coat of arms bearing a flaming phoenix and the motto, Crescat Scientia, Vita Excolatur (Let knowledge grow from more to more, and so be human life enriched). A metal plate with the coat of arms was set on the floor inside Mitchell Tower near the entrance to the Reynolds Club. It is said that if stepped upon you would not graduate.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, C

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