Digital Templates and Backgrounds

On this page you will find information on:

PowerPoint Templates 

These templates simplify the creation of PowerPoint presentations for official college use and maintain the brand integrity of the College. Remember: Many presentations given to outside groups are recorded and stored online and may serve as a reflection on the College for months or years to come.  

All templates are designed with cross-platform compatibility in mind. These templates are purposefully simple; if you would like additional support designing or adding branded elements to your presentation, please contact

Digital Letterhead Templates 

Word templates have been created for each unit of the College. These templates are to be used only by authorized individuals for official departmental business. Documents created on digital letterhead should be saved as a PDF to help prevent alterations by the recipient. They are intended to be sent via email or through other online means and are not considered a substitute for official printed letterhead or hard-copy official College documents. 

Zoom Backgrounds 

You can download a Kalamazoo College Zoom background to use for your virtual meetings or classes. To have a new background created for your department, please contact

Email Signature 

All outgoing College emails may include a pre-formatted signature that contains the following information. 

  • Name
  • Pronouns
  • Title
  • Unit name
  • Kalamazoo College
  • 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
  • Phone number(s) that are formatted with periods instead of hyphens
  • Email address
  • Web address
  • Office address (if applicable)

Do not add graphics or images to email signatures. Avoid using personal or political quotes in your professional email signature.


First Last (she/they) 
Director of Department Name 
p:  269.000.000| m: 269.000.0000 
KalamazooCollege |1200 Academy Street | Kalamazoo, MI 49006 
More in Four. More in a Lifetime.® 

Graphic-Rich Emails 

All graphic-rich emails developed by internal units of the College and by outside vendors must use Kalamazoo College templates.  

Units that use Slate for mass email will be able to select from approved templates available on the platform. If a unit needs new templates, headers or footers, please email and we will provide you with approved graphics or work with you to develop new ones. Please include any contact information required to be in the header or footer, as well as any desired photos you’d like to incorporate, if you have something identified. 

When working with an outside vendor, please work with the BrandK team to ensure any templates are brand compliant and readable to the greatest number of people.