Student Classifications

Do not capitalize first-year student, sophomore, junior, or senior, whether referring to a class or to an individual student. When referring to a particular class year, capitalize Class, e.g., Class of ’15, Class of 1845. Use first-year (with hyphen) when referring to an individual or the whole body of first-year students.

Right: The senior class sponsored the lecture.
Right: He is a senior English major.
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