Preferred Colby Style

  • Yes
  • advisor
  • aesthetics
  • archaeology
  • audiovisual
  • bilingual
  • catalog
  • chair and vice chair
  • cocurricular
  • coeducational
  • cooperative
  • course work
  • daycare
  • extracurricular
  • interdisciplinary
  • multidisciplinary
  • paraprofessional
  • percent
  • theater
  • TV
  • No
  • adviser
  • esthetics
  • archeology
  • audio-visual
  • bi-lingual
  • catalogue (except Colby College Catalogue)
  • chairman, chairperson, or chairwoman
  • co-curricular
  • co-educational
  • co-operative (co-op is acceptable)
  • coursework
  • day-care
  • extra-curricular
  • inter-disciplinary
  • multi-disciplinary
  • para-professional
  • per cent
  • theatre
  • tv

Other Words

Consult the American Heritage College Dictionary regarding hyphenation of words and combined words.

Some common examples are listed below:

  • All-America (for team)
  • All-American (for individuals)
  • All-New England
  • child care
  • database
  • First-Year Convocation (orientation event at which new students sign the matriculation book)
  • fundraising, fundraising campaign, fundraiser
  • freelance
  • high school students
  • Internet
  • iPlay
  • lifestyle
  • lifelong
  • long-standing
  • long-term
  • longtime
  • midyear
  • newly renovated (no hyphen with -ly words)
  • nonprofit
  • off-season
  • online, the online directory
  • playoffs
  • postdoctoral
  • postgraduate
  • preeminent
  • premed
  • preschool
  • Strider Theater (not theatre)
  • subcommittee
  • T-shirt
  • townhouse
  • upload (upload to the server; the upload)
  • voicemail
  • website
  • webcast
  • webmaster
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