Editorial Standards

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:


• ADCaP Alamo Heights Center

• ADCaP Alamo University Center

• ADCaP Northeast Center

• ADCaP Northwest Center

• ADCaP Saidoff Center

• AT&T Science Center

• Agnese/Sosa Residence Hall

• Ancira Parking Tower

• Athletics Complex

• Barshop Natatorium

• Bernard O’Halloran Fountain

• Blue Hole

• Bonilla Science Hall

• Bowden Eye Care and Health Center

• Buckley Courtyard

• Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center

• Cardinal Village/ELs Offices

• Carillon Plaza

• Centro Universitario Incarnate Word

• Cervera Wellness Center

• Chapel of the Incarnate Word

• CheeverTheatre/Coates Theatre

• Clement Hall

• Columkille Administration Building

• Concert Hall

• Dubuis Residence Hall and Lawn

• European Study Center Heidelberg

• Everett Lecture Hall

• Feik School of Pharmacy

• Frank Nursing Building

• Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium

• Gayle & Tom Benson Fieldhouse

• Gorman Center

• Goretti Zehr Lecture Hall

• Gorman-Mitchell Room

• Grossman International Conference Center

• Halligan-Ibbs Theatre/Dance Center

• Hillside

• Joeris Residence Hall

• Joyce Design & Technology Center

• Kelso Art Center

• Lourdes Grotto

• Luella Bennack Music Center

• Mabry Tennis Center

• Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

• Mabee Library

• McCombs Center

• McCombs Residence Hall

• McCracken House

• McDermott Center

• Mission Plaza

• Our Lady’s Chapel

• Professional Golf Management Facility

• Saidoff Center

• Rosenberg School of Optometry

• Rosenberg Sky Room

• Seddon Recital Hall

• Semmes Gallery

• Slattery Leadership Center

• Skyview Residence Hall

• Softball Field

• Solar House

• St. Joseph’s Hall

• Sullivan Field

• Sullivan Sculpture Studio

• UIW Eye Institute

• Village of Avoca Apartments

• Watson Lofts