For many units who need to communicate on the University’s behalf, weʼve put together a toolkit of Google templates for presentations, flyers, and commonly used documents. The University also offers business card, letterhead, and other stationery printing services through i-Buy NYU. Lastly, we provide ready-made backgrounds and hold screen templates for Zoom as well as email templates through Email Direct.
In 2021 NYU launched a collection of Google Workspace templates. These documents are intended for use by the entire NYU community and, therefore, were created with simplicity in mind. They can be used as is to streamline project workflows or as a jumping-off point to create more custom designs.
Why Google Workspace? Google’s extensive set of in-browser document-editing programs is available to the entire NYU community for free. Google Workspace allows multiple users to edit a single document in real time. Users can also easily share documents with other people, ensuring everyone maintains access to the most recent version. The transition to Google Workspace will optimize team workflows as the amount of work and communication conducted online increases.
Usage Guidelines and Tips provides step-by-step instructions on how to use each template, outlines best practices, and gives helpful tips.
Note: These templates are meant for internal use only. Whenever possible, offices should work with creative professionals who can help them craft messages for outside audiences.
*Offset printed color letterheads are available to order online through i-Buy NYU. Jump to the Business Cards, Letterheads, and Other Stationery section for more information.
The following presentation templates are available to edit in Google Slides. To open and use a document, click on one of the following templates, make a copy when prompted, and save the new file to your Google Drive.
Log on with your NYU NetID to access these document templates.
Color printing on office equipment is often inconsistent and will never ensure a true match to NYU Violet (PMS 2597). For accurate color printing, you may purchase official NYU business cards, color letterheads, and other stationery through the Universityʼs online marketplace, i-Buy NYU. Imprint a color letterhead by feeding it through a black-and-white laser printer.
The NYU Photo Bureau curates and updates photo backgrounds. The team continues to add images throughout the year, so the NYU community is welcome to reach out to them with any requests, questions, and/or concerns.
Branded Zoom backgrounds are also available. Please contact Marketing Communications through the MarComm Service Request Form with any questions.
Virtual meetings and events are key ways of gathering in our remote work environment. NYU Marketing Communications developed a Google Slides template to create your own Zoom hold screen. Choose from a set of five designs and customize the message your meeting participants will encounter on-screen.
Easily create branded content for Instagram in any one of the visual tones with our NYU social media templates. This collection of templates includes layouts for many kinds of posts like event promotions, quotes, images with simple text, features, and more. They are compatible with Canva and Adobe Illustrator, and you can use them as-is by plugging in your own image and text, or you can customize them to fit your needs. You can access all of the templates using the Google Slides deck linked below.
Email Direct is NYU’s official bulk messaging service for authorized staff to send bulk email to specific segments of the university community. Email Direct uses templates that are convenient to use, compliant with brand identity guidelines, and web- and mobile-friendly. Learn more about Email Direct.
To request a custom HTML email template for use outside of Email Direct, please use Digital Communicationʼs Project Request Form.
Submit Your Work and Feedback
Have you applied the NYU writing and design styles in your marketing and communications efforts? Do you have feedback regarding the brand guidelines? We’d love for you to share your work and thoughts with us.
Please send your work or feedback to email@example.com.