This Dictionary of Style, created by UCLA Communications and Public Outreach, is intended to help writers and editors communicate clearly and consistently about UCLA in publications and correspondence. It addresses the most common questions that arise time and time again: Should academic degrees include periods? When do you capitalize a person’s title? Should you use the serial comma? When do you use italics and when do you use quotation marks? Is Royce Quad the proper name for the four original campus buildings? What should you call the bear statue in Westwood Plaza? And most important: Is it “eight-clap” or “8-clap”?
Please keep in mind that because this is an ongoing document, entries will be added or revised on a continuing basis. To access the guide, click on the “Download” link at left.