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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Browse the editorial styleguide A–Z

off campus (adverb); off-campus (adjective)
open when used as adverb; hyphenated when used as adjective
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
admissions office is acceptable on subsequent references
Office of the Chancellor
chancellor’s office is acceptable on subsequent references
Office of the Provost
provost’s office is acceptable on subsequent references
Official Badger Bowl Tour
joint WAA/UW Department of Athletics tour to a bowl game
Ohio State University
Do not include the or The before the name of the institution.
okay
not OK, O.K., ok, or o.k
on campus (adverb), on-campus (adjective)
open when used as adverb; hyphenated when used as adjective.
On Wisconsin magazine (OW)
“magazine” is lowercase roman. On Wisconsin magazine, originally called The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine, was first published in 1899. Its name changed several times, from The Wisconsin Alumnus to just Wisconsin Alumnus to Wisconsin Alumni to On Wisconsin magazine.
On Wisconsin Society, The (TOWS)
replaced Homecoming Court
On, Wisconsin!
This beloved expression comes from the UW’s beloved fight song; it includes a comma because it’s a form of direct address; when it’s run into a longer sentence such as Thanks, and on, Wisconsin!, the on becomes lowercase.
One Alumni Place
the space attached to the Martin and Florence Below Alumni Center; it opens onto Alumni Park
one-time, onetime
One-time means that something happened only once; onetime means former.
online
closed, no hyphen
Ortalo-Magné, François
former dean of the Wisconsin School of Business; use the hyphen, the accent aigu (= é) and the cédille (= ç)
over, more than
see more than, over