1900 B.C.; A.D. means “in the year of our Lord” and comes before date: A.D. 1900; B.C. comes after the date: 1900 B.C.
baccalaureate; baccalaureate degree; bachelor’s degree
bachelor of general studies degree (BGS)
Ballroom Dance Company, BYU
Band, Cougar Marching (there is also a Pep Band, which plays for basketball games)
bell tower; carillon tower; Centennial Carillon Tower
block, first or second; fall block; winter block; first-block classes
board of trustees (but BYU Board of Trustees); board (Church and BYU); trustee
Bookstore, the; BYU Bookstore
Brackets and parentheses, italicizing: If enclosing all italic material—or italic material next to the brackets or parentheses—the brackets or parentheses should also be italic. If only one end of the enclosed material is italic, both brackets or parentheses should be regular—i.e., roman—type (by the way, the name of this type style is not capped).
Brackets, not parentheses, are used to enclose editorial interpolations.
Brigham Young Academy; the Academy; Academy building; Academy buildings
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University: university, not University, when used by itself.
Brigham Young University or BYU must be in addresses.
BYU or Brigham Young University must appear on front or back cover of all publications.
Brigham Young University–Hawaii and Brigham Young University–Idaho; BYU–Hawaii and BYU–Idaho preferred over BYU–H and BYU–I (use en dash); but just BYU when referring to the Provo campus.
Regarding BYU’s relationship to the Church: “BYU is affiliated with the Church” is preferred over “BYU is sponsored by the Church.”
buildings (BYU campus)
For building names and abbreviations, see the BYU Map and Building List under Resources on the menu bar.
BYU Broadcasting channels
BYU Television; BYUTV (primarily features BYU- or Church-related content; available via satellite/cable and online)
BYU Television International (similar content to BYUTV, with English, Spanish, and Portuguese versions; available via satellite/cable and the Internet)
KBYU-TV; currently branded as KBYU Eleven (local PBS affiliate, also featuring some BYU- and Church-related content; not available via the Internet)
KBYU-FM; currently branded as Classical 89 (local radio programming, featuring classical music and some BYU- and Church-related content; available via the Internet)
BYU Radio (BYU- and Church-related content; available via satellite/cable and the Internet)
Create TV (do-it-yourself and how-to programming from public television; available only over the air and on selected cable systems)
BYU Cheer Squad, the; the cheer squad; the Cougar cheer squad
BYU not B.Y.U., B. Y. U., or the BYU (except in “The College Song”)
BYU Spring/Summer Visiting Student Program; BYU Visiting Student Program
BYU Student Health Plan; student health plan; student insurance plan
BYU–Hawaii and BYU–Idaho; BYU–H; BYU–I
Use en dash; but just BYU when referring to the Provo campus.
BYU-TV; KBYU-TV; KBYU-FM
BYUSA (BYU Student Service Association)