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Saint Anselm College (see also college names section)
Always spell out "Saint" and do not use St. A's. Refer to the college's graphic identity standards for additional information about logo usage.

Acceptable: Saint Anselm College, Saint Anselm, the college
Not Acceptable: St. Anselm College, St. Anselm, St. A's, or the College

seasons
Do not capitalize or use commas (e.g., spring 2000, not spring of 2000 or Spring 2000)

state abbreviations
When standing alone, write out all state names. When appearing in running text with city or town (e.g., Manchester, N.H.) abbreviate according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Use postal abbreviations only when listing mailing addresses.

State Name Chicago
Manual
Postal
Abbr.
State Name Chicago
Manual
Postal
Abbr.
Alabama Ala. AL Montana Mont. MT
Alaska Alaska AK Nebraska Nebr. NE
Arizona Ariz. AZ Nevada Nev. NV
Arkansas Ark. AR New Hampshire N.H. NH
California Calif. CA New Jersey N.J. NJ
Colorado Colo. CO New Mexico N.M. NM
Connecticut Conn. CT New York N.Y. NY
Delaware Del. DE North Carolina N.C. NC
Washington, D.C. D.C. DC Ohio Ohio OH
Florida Fla. FL Oklahoma Okla. OK
Georgia Ga. GA Oregon Ore. OR
Guam Guam GU Pennsylvania Pa. PA
Hawaii Hawaii HI Puerto Rico P.R. PR
Idaho Idaho ID Rhode Island R.I. RI
Illinois Ill. IL S. Carolina S.C. SC
Indiana Ind. IN S. Dakota S.D. SD
Iowa Iowa IA Tennessee Tenn. TN
Kansas Kans. KS Texas Tex. TX
Kentucky Ky. KY Utah Utah UT
Louisiana La. LA Vermont Vt. VT
Maine Maine ME Virginia Va. VA
Maryland Md. MD Virgin Islands V.I. VI
Massachusetts Mass. MA Washington Wash. WA
Michigan Mich. MI West Virginia W.Va. WV
Minnesota Minn. MN Wisconsin Wis. WI
Mississippi Miss. MS Wyoming Wyo. WY
Missouri Mo. MO


semesters
Do not capitalize (e.g., spring semester)

students, class designations
Do not capitalize first-year student, upperclassman, returning student, freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior unless beginning a sentence.

student-athlete

study abroad (n, adj)

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