buildings

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As a general rule, capitalize campus buildings that have a formal, given name (buildings that are named for somebody, or buildings whose names denote a high honor or stature that requires the prestige of capitalization). In those cases, capitalize all major words in the name, including the words “Building” or “Center.” Use lower case for buildings with generic names that reflect the discipline taught or the activity conducted therein.

EXCEPTIONS: The descriptive names of some few buildings carry such tradition that they have assumed the status of a formal, given name. Capitalize these: Chapel, Fine Arts Building, President’s House.

Most campus buildings and facilities are listed individually in this style guide. Context or special usage may require deviating from the rules.