University Communications

Addresses and Places

Addresses

Street Names

  • When providing addresses in standard block form (i.e., mailing or return address envelopes), use the abbreviations Ave., Blvd., St., Bldg., Pkwy., etc.
  • When writing addresses in standard text, spell out the full word (e.g., We met him on Montgomery Street.).

Cities

Use a comma to set off an individual’s hometown when it is placed in apposition to a name (e.g., Mary Jones, Reading, and Steve Smith, Hoboken, were there.).

Cities that can stand alone without a state name:

Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Honolulu
Houston
Indianapolis
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Miami

Milwaukee
Minneapolis
New Orleans
New York
Oklahoma City
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
Washington

States

  • Spell out the names of the 50 U.S. states when they stand alone in textual material whenever possible.
  • All states may be condensed, except Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas and Utah, which are never abbreviated in text.
  • Lowercase the word “state” in text (e.g., the state of Maine.).
  • When writing the United States in text
    • Spell out when used as a noun (e.g., I live in the United States.).
    • Abbreviate only as an adjective (e.g., the U.S. Postal Service).
  • In full address blocks, you can use U.S. Postal code abbreviations.
  • When a state is listed without a city in text, it typically should be spelled out in full (e.g., I think California is a great place to live.).
  • In text, states are abbreviated differently than the U.S. postal abbreviations, and are abbreviated as follows:

Alaska
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Alaska
Ala.
Ariz.
Ark.
Calif.
Colo.
Conn.
D.C.
Del.
Fla.
Ga.
Hawaii
Idaho
Ill.
Ind.
Iowa
Kan.
Ky.
La.
Md.
Mass.
Maine
Mich.
Minn.
Miss.
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Mo.
Mont.
Neb.
Nev.
N.H.
N.J.
N.M.
N.Y.
N.C.
N.D.
Ohio
Okla.
Ore.
Pa.
R.I.
S.C.
S.D.
Tenn.
Texas
Utah
Vt.
Va.
Wash.
W.Va.
Wis.
Wyo.

eg., I live in Boston, Mass., where I grew up.

Around Campus

Academic Departments

  • General references may be lowercased (e.g.,  the department of marketing and communications).
  • Capitalize formal names of departments and offices (e.g., English Department, Financial Aid Office).
  • Typically, you many lowercase indirect references to offices and departments (e.g., in athletic departments across the country, or when thinking about financial aid, the first thing to remember is…).

Campus Buildings

Buildings

  • D’Alvia House
  • Dinneen Hall
  • Dorothy Day House
  • Durant Hall
  • Gannon Hall
  • Gothic Towers
  • Graduate and Professional Student Admission
  • Guarini House
  • Henneberry Hall
  • Hilsdorf Faculty Memorial Hall
  • James V. Bastek Honors House
  • Jaroschak Athletic Fields
  • King-Kairos Social Justice House
  • Lee House/Office of Admission
  • Loyola Hall
  • McDermott Hall
  • Millennium Hall
  • Murray Hall
  • Pope Hall
  • Rankin Hall
  • Saint Peter Hall
  • St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church
  • Mac Mahon Student Center
  • Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library
  • Veterans Memorial Court
  • Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J. Recreational Life Center (RLC)
  • Whelan Hall

Popular Meetings Spaces

  • Degnan Room
  • Emeriti Room
  • Jesuit Courtyard
  • McIntyre Conference Center
  • Panepinto Plaza
  • Pope Lecture Hall
  • Rev. L. Edward Glynn, S.J., H’ 90 Student Lounge
  • Saint Peter Chapel
  • The Duncan Family Sky Room

Schools

  • Caulfield School of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Nursing

Centers

  • Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership
  • The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University

Parking Lots

  • Armory Lot (Lot 1)
  • Mac Mahon Student Center Lot (Lot 2)
  • Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J. Recreational Life Center Lot (Lot 3)
  • West Side Avenue Lot (Lot 4)
  • Parking Lot 5
  • Parking Lot 6
  • Parking Lot 7
  • St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church Lot (Lot 8)

Other on-campus terms

  • The Roy Irving Theatre
  • The Joseph A. Kelly S.J. Office of Campus Ministry
  • Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning (CEEL)

Course Titles

In general, do not capitalize major areas of study, unless referring to a language (e.g., She is studying economics and French.). Class titles may appear in quotes, but need not be italicized (e.g., I am taking “Religion in South America” this semester.).

Latin Honors

Latin honors should be written in lowercase and italicized, (e.g., cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude).

Terms:

  • campus
    • Lower case is preferred (i.e., The Jersey City campus).
  • campuswide
    • One word, not hyphenated.
  • University
    • Capitalize when part of the proper name, or when used alone to mean Saint Peter’s University (i.e., Saint Peter’s University; or The University is located in New Jersey.).
  • dean’s list
    • Lowercase in all cases.
  • residence hall
    • Preferred over the term dorm or other variations and written in lowercase.
  • St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church
    • Use the proper, full name in all references.