Writing Style Guide
Capitalize only when part of a formal name. Lowercase the informal reference:
Office of Communications BUT communications office
on-campus, on campus
Hyphenate as an adjective before the noun; otherwise, leave as two words.
He lives in on-campus housing. She’s always wanted to live on campus.
UTSA’s on-campus housing options are Chaparral Village, Laurel Village, Chisholm Hall and University Oaks.
In general, do not spell out ordinals, unless part of a course title:
20th century, 2nd District Court, 6th Fleet Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Capitalize only if part of a proper name.
Roadrunner Days is an orientation for freshmen.
All students must attend New Student Orientation.
out of state, out-of-state
Hyphenate when modifying a noun:
He wants to go to school out of state.