Tim the Beaver
Tim the Beaver is the official mascot of MIT. These illustrations may be used by the MIT community to promote campus spirit. If you have any questions, please contact Communications Initiatives.
To find out more about the history of Tim the Beaver, or to hire him for campus activities, please visit Division of Student Life Event Services.
Tim the Beaver is available as .eps files in four different poses in three color versions. An MIT certificate is required to download the files.
Do keep the MIT logo on the beaver’s shirt and in its original colors.
Don’t replace the MIT logo on the beaver’s shirt with a different graphic or text.
Do keep the beaver and his shirt in their original colors.
Don’t change the colors of the beaver or his shirt.
Do use one of the four supplied poses.
Don’t create a new pose.
Do consider adding a speech bubble or text at least 1" from his face.
Don’t place the speech bubble or text too close to his face.
Do use “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” (in 1 or 3 lines) at least 1" away from any part of the beaver.
Don’t place “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” too close to the beaver.
Do proportionately size the beaver to the item on which it will appear.
Don’t enlarge the beaver disproportionately or reduce it so that the MIT logo cannot be read.
Do use a simple background.
Don’t use a complex graphic, as the beaver should be the primary focus.