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Other Academic Abbreviations

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  • Use grade-point average with a hyphen or GPA in caps without periods.
  • To identify a specific course, use the official course code; e.g., ENGL 101 Composition

When Not to Abbreviate

Do not abbreviate:

  • Names of countries other than United States of America.
  • March, April, May, June and July in any reference.
  • Christmas not Xmas.
  • The name of an organization the first time it is used. Spell out the name and put the acronym in parentheses. If the term appears only once, do not add the acronym.
  • The word percent: spell out the word percent, but in tabular, scientific, technical, or statistical copy, use the symbol %.
  • Assistant and associate when used in a title.

NOTE: Abbreviations may be used more freely in tabular format.

UIW Location Names

The proper names for the locations on the UIW campus are:

  • Administration Building
  • Agnese/Sosa Living and Learning Center
  • Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center
  • Ann Barshop Natatorium
  • AT&T Science Center
  • Bernard O’Halloran Fountain
  • Bishop Claude Dubuis Residence Hall
  • Blue Hole
  • Bonilla Science Hall
  • Bowden Eye Care and Health Center
  • Buckley-Mitchell Center
  • Chapel of the Incarnate Word
  • Clarence Mayberry Tennis Center
  • Col. Anne Everett Lecture Hall
  • Daniel J. Sullivan IV Baseball Field
  • Debbie and Naty Saidoff Center
  • Douglas and Donna Semmes Gallery
  • Dr. Burton E. Grossman International Conference Center
  • Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre
  • Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
  • Gayle and Tom Benson Fieldhouse
  • Genevieve Tarlton Dougherty Fine Arts Center
  • George Washington Brackenridge Villa
  • Gorman Business and Education Center
  • Gorman-Mitchell Room
  • Henriette Leonard Auditorium
  • Hillside Hall
  • Hillside 3
  • Incarnate Word House
  • J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library
  • Joeris Residence Hall
  • Kathleen and Mark Watson Auditorium
  • Lourdes Grotto
  • Marian Residence Hall
  • Mark and Kathleen Watson Enrollment Services Center
  • Maureen Halligan-Ronald Ibbs Theatre
  • McCombs Center
  • McCracken House
  • Mission Plaza
  • Our Lady’s Chapel
  • Palestrina Recital Hall
  • Pecan Valley Center
  • Ray Ellison Lecture Hall
  • Richard and Janet Cervera Wellness Center
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • Ruth Eilene Ceramic and Sculpture Studios
  • Solar House
  • Southwestern Bell Conference Room
  • Sr. Antoninus Buckley Courtyard
  • Sr. Charles Marie Frank Nursing Building
  • Sr. Clement Eagan Residence Hall
  • Sr. Columkille Colbert Residence Hall
  • Sr. Mary Elizabeth Joyce Applied Arts and Sciences Building
  • St. Joseph’s Hall
  • Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg Sky Room in the McCombs Center
  • The Marjorie Jordan Carillon Plaza
  • The Village of Avoca Apartments
  • UIW Eye Institute