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University of Miami (U.S.)

Coral Gables, Florida

Last modified: 2022-07-02 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of University of Miami, Florida] image by Jose Alegria, 17 December 2014

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Description of the flag

The flag of the University of Miami flies permanently on campus, on a flagpole in Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida. It is green (Pantone 3435) with the school's "U" logo, green (Pantone 3435), orange (Pantone 1665) and white.
Jose C. Alegria, 17 December 2014

A green flag with the orange and white U and no wording is what is flown on campus, though I have seen a white version at athletic buildings:


Dave Fowler, 10 March 2020


[Seal of Tallahassee Community College] image located by Paul Bassinson, 17 September 2017

Tribar flag

[Flag of Coral Gables with seal, Florida] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 August 2007

Green-white-orange horizontal tricolor. A trip to Coral Gables, FL (a southern suburb of Miami) found this flag flying outside a bank on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, along with the U.S. and FL flags. I assume it is the flag of Coral Gables, though there was nobody to ask, it being Sunday and all the shops being closed.
Al Kirsch, 29 July 2002

The photograph I took of the flag outside the First Union Bank at 2100 Ponce de Leon Boulevard clearly shows no seal.
Al Kirsch, 31 August 2002

The green, white and orange tri-bar has been somewhat popular in and around Coral Gables for years, at least back into the 1960s and probably further back than that. I don't think the flag is so much associated with the city of Coral Gables as it is associated with the University of Miami. Most people outside of Florida don't realize that UofM is actually in Coral Gables. It has been a tradition for a long time that Miami football (or other sports) fans fly the tri-bar regularly in front of their homes during football season and it's not unusual to see it displayed in front of business establishments right along with the U.S. flag and Florida's state flag. It wouldn't surprise me to see one in front of City Hall either. I suppose that the flag could be looked at as an unofficial Coral Gables civil flag but I think it's really a University emblem, sort of like the University of Michigan's "M" flag.

The "U" banner and the [crane] bird are relatively new symbols comparatively. I have an aunt who attended UofM in the 40's. She says that the plain tri-bar was a common site even back then. The "U" symbol was introduced in 1979 while the crane, although an older symbol probably didn't start appearing on flags until the late 70's or early 80's.
Clay Moss, 10 August 2007

The flag is in fact flown in many places, the Miami metro area included. It is generally displayed by anyone who is an athletic fan, or general supporter of the University of Miami. The horizontal orange white and green tri-bar can be flown either way, with the green bar on top of the flag, or the orange bar on top. There has been some loose talk about re-designing the City of Miami’s flag, and so far every piece of artwork I’ve seen, “looks typical American city flag ridiculous”.
Clay Moss, 18 April 2021


[Logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 12 June 2022