Use AP abbreviations for states (when used with a town or city) in text, not USPS codes.
TIME OF DAY
Use periods in “a.m.” and “p.m.” Use “noon” (not 12 p.m.).
Look up official titles of professors and administrators in the Colby College Catalogue.
Use the apostrophe (’), not opening single quote (‘), to designate class years: Stephen Collins ’74 (not ‘74).
BUILDINGS, NOT UNIONS
Since 1985, Roberts and Runnals are buildings, not unions (the Roberts Building and the Runnals Building).
A course lasts a semester; a class is a single session.
NUMBERS IN TEXT
Spell out numbers one through nine, but use numerals for 10 and above (not including dimensions and percentages, where numerals are always used).
THOU SHALT NOT AMPERSAND
The ampersand is not used in Colby writing unless it’s part of an official company title (e.g., U.S. News & World Report or Johnson & Johnson) or when writing the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons.
URLs in running text are lowercase and do not use http:// or www. Simply write colby.edu or amazon.com.
For more on Colby style and usage, consult the Colby Style and Usage Manual.