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Editorial Style Guide

Stacey Himmelberger
315-859-4416

Campus Buildings and Facilities

In general, refer to a Hamilton building or facility by the name that will be most familiar to the intended audience. However, be sensitive to using the full and proper names when preparing formal invitations or, in many cases, on first reference.

Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
Alumni Center often acceptable on first reference. Sometimes referred to as Communications & Development (or C&D), the offices that occupy the building.

Annex
Now Tolles Pavilion.

Athletic Center
The complex that includes Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, Little Squash Center, Russell Sage Rink, Alumni Gymnasium, William M. Bristol, Jr. Swimming Pool, and Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center.

athletic fields, outdoor facilities
Campus Road Field (also known as the turf field; field hockey and lacrosse)
Ferguson Intramural Fields (softball)
Gray Tennis Courts
Kirkland Field
Love Field (soccer)
Mason Field
Pritchard Track
Royce Field (baseball)
Steuben Field (football)
Tompkins Golf Course
 
Alumni Gymnasium
Capitalize. Alumni Gym also acceptable on first reference.

Babbitt Pavilion
Outdoor gathering facility located near Minor Field. Not to be confused with Tolles Pavilion.

Azel Backus House
Backus House acceptable on second reference.

Beinecke Student Activities Village
Beinecke Village often acceptable on first reference.

Benedict Hall of Languages
Benedict Hall acceptable on first reference.

Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center
Acceptable on second reference are Blood Fitness and Dance Center, dance center or fitness center, depending on context.

Bradford Auditorium
Formerly Kirner-Johnson Auditorium; not to be confused with the Red Pit. Located in Kirner-Johnson Building.

Bradford Conference Room
Located in Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall.

William McLaren Bristol Center
Bristol Center acceptable on first reference. Formerly Bristol Campus Center.

Bristol Hub
Located in Bristol Center.

William M. Bristol, Jr. Swimming Pool
Bristol Pool acceptable on first reference.

Browsing Room
Located in Christian A. Johnson Hall.

Bruce Climbing Wall
Use climbing wall (lowercase) on second reference. Located in Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center.

Margaret Bundy Scott Field House
Note "Field House" is two words. Use field house (lowercase) on second reference.

Bundy Hall
Do not use Bundy Dining Hall.

Daniel Burke Library
Capitalize. Burke Library acceptable on first reference; use library (lowercase) on second reference.

Days-Massolo Center
Hyphenate. 

Buttrick Hall

Café Opus
Located in McEwen Hall.

Café Opus 2
Located in the Science Center's Wellin Atrium. Also known as CO2.

Campus Safety Office

Career Center
See "Maurice Horowitch Career Center."

Carriage House
Office of the Vice President of Business and Finance.

Chapel
Capitalize when referring to the Hamilton College Chapel.

College Bookstore
Located in Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall. Uppercase.

Commons
Soper Hall of Commons, not Commons Dining Hall. Commons often acceptable on first reference.

Couper Hall

dining halls
Hamilton has two dining halls: Soper Hall of Commons and McEwen Dining Hall.

Dwight Lounge
Located in Bristol Center.

Emerson Hall, ELS
See "Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall."

Faculty Artist Studio

Ferry Administration Building
Now serves as faculty offices; use of the formal name limited.

field house
See "Margaret Bundy Scott Field House."

Fillius Events Barn
Events Barn (capitalized) acceptable on second reference. Located in Beinecke Student Activities Village.

Fillius Jazz Archive
Jazz Archive (capitalized) acceptable on second reference. Located in Schambach Center.

Glen House
Headquarters for the Hamilton Outdoor Leadership Center.

Grant Garden
One of two perennial display gardens in the Root Glen.

Green Café
Located in McEwen Dining Hall.

Hamilton College Arboretum
Use arboretum (lowercase) on second reference.

Health Center
See "Thomas Brown Rudd Health Center."

Hemlock Enclosure
One of two perennial display gardens in the Root Glen.

Maurice Horowitch Career Center
Use Career Center (uppercase) on second reference.

Howard Diner
Located in Beinecke Student Activities Village. Use diner (lowercase) on second reference.

Information Commons
Located in Burke Library.

Jazz Archive
"See Fillius Jazz Archive."

Christian A. Johnson Hall
Christian Johnson Hall acceptable on first reference. CJ acceptable in informal second reference.

Kennedy Auditorium
Not Science Auditorium. Located in the Taylor Science Center.

The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts
Note the use of "the" before Studio Arts.  Kennedy Center acceptable on second reference.

Kirkland

"Kirkland side of campus" is preferred reference. Avoid north side of campus, North Campus and Dark Side.

Kirkland Cottage

Kirkland Glen
Includes the Mark Cox '96 Memorial Challenge Ropes Course.

Kirner-Johnson Building
Formerly Kirner-Johnson Buildings. Note hyphen. Kirner-Johnson often acceptable on first reference; KJ on second reference.

Kirner-Johnson Commons
First-floor open gathering area in Kirner-Johnson Building. Do not use "atrium."

Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center
Use Levitt Center on second reference. Located in Kirner-Johnson Building.

library
See "Daniel Burke Library."

Vera G. and Albert A. List Art Center
List Art Center acceptable on first reference.

Little Pub, The
"The" is part of the official name. Capitalize.

Little Squash Center

Mail Center
Located in Beinecke Student Activities Village.

Martin's Way
Brick walkway that spans campus from the Taylor Science Center to Kirner-Johnson Building.

McEwen Hall

McEwen Dining Hall
Located in McEwen Hall. Use of McEwen on second reference often acceptable.

Minor Theater
Hamilton's style is "theatre" in all cases with the exception of the former Minor Theater. 

Multimedia Presentation Center
Located in Burke Library. Also known as MPC on second reference.

Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center
Note hyphen. Use Writing Center (uppercase) on second reference. Located in Kirner-Johnson Building.

Oral Communication Center
Located in Kirner-Johnson Building. No "s" on Communication.

Penney Room
Located in Bristol Center.

Peters Observatory

Physical Plant
Name of headquarters is the same as the name of the department.

Print Shop
Located in Soper Hall of Commons.

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center
Located in Christian A. Johnson Hall. QSR Center acceptable on second reference.

Red Pit
Auditorium located in Kirner-Johnson Building; distinct from Bradford Auditorium.

residence halls
Babbitt Residence Hall
Bundy Residence Halls (also known as Bundy East and Bundy West)
Carnegie Residence Hall
Dunham Residence Hall
Eells House
Ferguson House
Griffin Road Apartments
Keehn Residence Hall
Kirkland Residence Hall
Major Residence Hall
Minor Residence Hall
North Residence Hall
Rogers Estate
Root Farmhouse (also known as Farmhouse Apartments)
Root Residence Hall
Saunders House
Skenandoa House (no "h" on Skenandoa)
South Residence Hall
Wallace Johnson Residence Hall (known informally as Wally J)
Wertimer House
McIntosh Residence Hall
Woollcott House
Milbank Residence Hall

Note: Some residences are known as Hall and others as House. Depending on the context, it is often acceptable to omit all but the official name: The roommates lived in Dunham but next year hoped to get a suite in Rogers. Also, a handful of students live in unnamed houses.

Elihu Root House
Always use full name to distinguish from other campus buildings with the Root name.

Root Glen
Capitalize. Use glen (lowercase) on second reference. Contains the Grant Garden and Hemlock Enclosure.

Root Hall

Molly Root House
Always use full name to distinguish from other campus buildings with the Root name.

ropes course
Official name is Mark Cox '96 Memorial Challenge Course. In most cases ropes course is acceptable on first reference. Located in Kirkland Glen.

Thomas Brown Rudd Health Center
Rudd Health Center acceptable on first reference. Use Health Center (uppercase) on second reference.

Russell Sage Rink
Sage Rink acceptable on first reference.

Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall
Acceptable on second reference is Sadove Student Center.

Hans H. Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts
Schambach Center acceptable on first reference. Includes Wellin Hall.

Siuda House
When necessary to specify as the headquarters for admission and/or financial aid, use the Office of Admission at Siuda House or the Office of Financial Aid at Siuda House.

Philip Spencer House
Spencer House acceptable on first reference.

Edward and Virginia Taylor Science Center
Taylor Science Center acceptable on first reference.

Theatre and Studio Arts Building
Scheduled to open in August 2014. Do not refer to as "complex" or "facility."

Tolles Pavilion
Always use full name to distinguish from the Babbitt Pavilion. Formerly the Annex.

Wellin Atrium
Use on first reference to identify the atrium located in the Taylor Science Center.

Carol Woodhouse Wellin Performance Hall
Wellin Hall in Schambach Center acceptable on first reference. Include "in Schambach Center" to  distinguish from the Wellin Museum.

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art
Wellin Museum acceptable on second reference.
 

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