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Boston University

Registration number 20100318N

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Boston University are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, a cross patonce Gules enfiled of three ducal coronets in pale Or.
Motto: Learning Virtue Piety

Organization information

University established 1839, chartered by the Massachusetts legislature about 1869.

Design Rationale

The crowns encircling the cross on the University emblem connect Boston University with the town of Boston, England and with Oxford University. The words on the banner, “Learning, Virtue, Piety,” are found in Boston University's charter.


A large brass plate displaying the arms was installed in the central Marsh Plaza, possibly in the late 1920's.

Registered by

Daniel Tokar


Education, US, B

Roll of Arms