Editorial Style Guide: B

Baggins End. This name for “the domes” student housing on campus does not contain an apostrophe; it’s named after Bilbo Baggins, a character in The Hobbit.

Bay Area. In news releases or publications with distribution limited to Northern California, this term, with both words capitalized (an exception to AP style), may be used to denote the nine-county region around San Francisco. For publications or news releases with statewide or national distribution, refer to the San Francisco Bay Area (since there are other “bay areas” in other regions).

Bible. See the “books and periodicals” heading under the composition titles entry.

birth names. See the “individuals” heading under the names entry.

black, African American. Use these terms interchangeably, with preference to African American.

board of directors. See “organizations and institutions—internal elements” heading under the names entry.

books and periodicals. See the “books and periodicals” heading under the composition titles entry.

brackets. See the punctuation entry.

building names. Per AP, capitalize the proper names of buildings, including the word “building” if it is an integral part of the proper name: the Empire State Building, the Art Building, Temporary Building 9. Never abbreviate the word “building.” For campus buildings and other landmarks, such as streets, commonly used abridged names are acceptable on first reference: Hart Hall for George Hart Hall, Mrak Hall for Emil M. Mrak Hall and Garrod Drive for R. Vince Garrod Drive. Be cautious with the use of colloquialisms, however. On first reference, spell out university names that may be unfamiliar to the particular audience you are addressing. Terms like the Pavilion at ARC—perfectly acceptable for campus audiences—may be unclear to off-campus readers and thus should be spelled out on first reference in news releases and many publications distributed to external audiences. Abridged names are not appropriate for printed material associated with building dedications and other formal ceremonial events. See the abbreviations and acronyms and rooms entries in this style guide. Following is a list of the familiar names of some campus buildings and landmarks, acceptable in all references in news releases and campus periodicals.

BUILDING NAMES

  • Academic Surge Building
  • Activities and Recreation Center
  • AOB 4 (Academic Office Building No. 4)
  • Arena Theatre
  • Art Building
  • Art Studio Building
  • Asmundson Hall (Vigfus S.)
  • Bainer Hall (Roy)
  • Bixby Hall (Fred H.)
  • Briggs Hall (Fred)
  • Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center (Walter A.)
  • California Regional Primate Research Center
  • Carlson Health Sciences Library (Loren D.)
  • Castilian Hall
  • Center for Companion Animal Health
  • Center for Comparative Medicine
  • Center for Neuroscience
  • Chemistry Annex
  • Chemistry Building
  • Cole Facility (Harold H.)
  • The Colleges at La Rue
  • Cowell Hospital and Student Health Center (Samuel H.)
  • Crocker Nuclear Laboratory (William H.)
  • Cruess Hall (William V.)
  • Cuarto student housing (Emerson, Castilian, Thoreau, Webster)
  • Dairy Research Barn
  • Dutton Hall (Thomas B.)
  • Emerson Hall
  • Engineering III
  • Everson Hall (Gladys J.)
  • Fire and Police Building
  • Freeborn Hall (Stanley B.)
  • Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility
  • Gilmore Hall (John W.)
  • Haring Annex
  • Haring Hall (Clarence M.)
  • Hart Hall (George H.)
  • Hickey Gymnasium (Vernard B.)
  • Hoagland Hall (Dennis R.)
  • Hunt Hall (Thomas F.)
  • Hutchison Hall (Claude B.)
  • Kemper Hall (John D.; formerly named Engineering II)
  • Kerr Hall (Clark)
  • King Hall (Martin Luther King Jr.)
  • Kleiber Hall (Max)
  • Leach Hall (Lysle D.)
  • Life Sciences Addition
  • Main Theatre
  • Malcolm Hall (Robert K.)
  • Mann Laboratory (Louis K.)
  • Mathematical Sciences Building
  • Medical Sciences Unit 1
    • MS1-A or Tupper Hall
    • MS1-B
    • MS1-C
    • MS1-D
    • MS1-E or Schalm Hall
  • Memorial Union
  • Meyer Hall (James H.)
  • Mondavi Center (Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts)
  • Mrak Hall (Emil M.)
  • Music Building
  • North Hall
  • Olson Hall (Gus)
  • Pavilion at the Activities and Recreation Center (formerly Recreation Hall)
  • Physical Sciences Library
  • Physics/Geology Building
  • Pierce Hall (George W. and Dixwell)
  • Plant and Environmental Sciences Building
  • Primero Grove
  • Putah Creek Recreation Lodge
  • Quad District Parking Structure
  • Recreation Hall
  • Recreation Pool Lodge
  • Regan Hall (Susan F. and William M.)
  • Robbins Annex
  • Robbins Hall (Wilfred W.)
  • Roessler Hall (Edward B.)
  • Russell Park
  • Ryerson Hall (Knowles A.)
  • Schaal Aquatic Center
  • Schalm Hall (Oscar W.)
  • Sciences Laboratory Building
  • Segundo student housing (Ryerson, Malcolm, Gilmore, Bixby)
  • Shields Library (Peter J.)
  • Silo (or when referring to the entire complex, Silo Student Center)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Building
  • Solano Park
  • South Hall
  • Sproul Hall (Robert G.)
  • Storer Hall (Tracey I.)
  • Surge I–III
  • Surge IV
  • Tercero student housing (Pierce, Thille)
  • Thille Hall (Albert J.)
  • Thoreau Hall
  • Thurman Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (John E. Thurman Jr.)
  • Tupper Hall (C. John); the medical school’s main classroom and lab building
  • University Club
  • University Extension Building
  • Veihmeyer Hall (Frank J.)
  • William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • Veterinary Medicine Instructional Facility
  • Veterinary Medicine Laboratory Facility
  • Veterinary Medicine 2
  • Veterinary Medicine 3A
  • Voorhies Hall (Edwin C.)
  • Walker Hall (Harry B.)
  • Webster Hall
  • Wellman Hall (Harry R.)
  • Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), a USDA Agricultural Research Service facility built on campus land
  • Wickson Hall (Edward J.)
  • Wright Hall (Celeste Turner)
  • Wyatt Pavilion Theatre (Fred S.)
  • Young Hall (Herbert A.)

STREET NAMES

  • Bainer Hall Drive
  • Bioletti Way
  • California Avenue
  • East Health Sciences Drive
  • East Quad
  • Garrod Drive
  • Howard Way
  • Hutchison Drive
  • La Rue Road
  • North Quad
  • Peter J. Shields Avenue
  • Russell Boulevard
  • Veterinary Medicine Drive
  • West Health Sciences Drive
  • West Quad