Use only as an adjective, spell out as a noun; no periods when used in addresses.
Uinta Mountains (in Utah); Uintah County (in Utah); Uinta County (in Wyoming)
Ultimate (or Ultimate Frisbee)
undergraduate catalog; BYU 2009–2010 Undergraduate Catalog; BYU Undergraduate Catalog (published online)
Title is not italicized or enclosed in quotation marks; it is lowercased when referred to as “the undergraduate catalog” and BYU doesn’t precede it.
Undergraduate Scholarship Committee
Lowercase university when used by itself.
University Accessibility Center
University Admissions Committee
University Conference, BYU 2009 Annual; annual university conference
Formerly general education (GE); a revised GE program and university core in which GE and religion requirements are combined was implemented in fall 2004.
University Devotional Assembly
University Police (not Security)
The entity once housed in the University Press Building (UPB) was dissolved in 1984. Today the Print and Mail Production Center offers printing, copying, and mail services. For information regarding use of the BYU Press imprint, contact the academic vice president’s office.
University Singers; BYU Singers; the Singers (as in Encore newsletter)
University Style Guide (this style guide); BYU Style Guide
Words ending in wide are “normally closed, but hyphenated after proper nouns, after most words of three or more syllables, or simply to avoid a cumbersome appearance. Hyphenated compounds retain the hyphen both before and after a noun.” (15th Chicago 7.90, part 2, p. 306)
URLs and e-mail addresses
When possible, break between elements. As per the recommendations in Chicago 7.42, break the address “after a colon or a double slash; before or after an equals sign or ampersand; or before a single slash, a period, or any other punctuation or symbols. To avoid confusion, an address that contains a hyphen should never be broken at the hyphen; nor should a hyphen be added to break an e-mail address or URL.”
As an example, the web address https://byusa.byu.edu/campus-activities could be broken in any of the following ways:
- https:// byusa.byu.edu/campus-activities (but not https ://byusa.byu.edu/campus-activities)
- https://byusa .byu.edu/campus-activities or https://byusa.byu .edu/campus-activities (but not https://byusa. byu.edu/campus-activities or https://byusa.byu. edu/campus-activities)
- https://byusa.byu.edu /campus-activities (but not https://byusa.byu.edu/ campus-activities)
Utah in text, but UT in addresses in text
Utah State Developmental Center (American Fork)
Utah State Hospital (Provo)
Includes Mountain Brook Elementary School and East Wood High School
Utahn (not Utahan)