Use an en dash rather than a hyphen. This is the official name of the UW System branch in Madison. Spell out on first reference in publications that will be read widely off campus. Capitalize The only as a formal title in a formal reference, such as in the headline of a program; generally, though, lowercase the. UW–Madison is acceptable on second reference and in all internal communication; the UW is acceptable on second reference in a context that is clearly UW–Madison; university is also acceptable on second reference. See also CMS 6.46 and 6.81 and University of Wisconsin, the; UW–Madison (no the); and UW, the.
but campuswide, citywide, countywide, nationwide, statewide, systemwide, worldwide
stands for Uniform Resource Locator, an Internet address style for addresses: e.g, http://www.wisc.edu/pubs/ug/index.html, though typically shortened to, e.g., wisc.edu/pubs/ug/index.html; see also website (URL) addresses
UW is acceptable when referring to athletic teams or many health-related departments that do not use UW–Madison as part of their official name (UW Hospital, UW Comprehensive Cancer Center, UW Foundation), or as an abbreviated reference to the University of Wisconsin System as a whole (UW budget; students enrolled at UW institutions). If context is clearly UW–Madison, it is acceptable to use “the UW” on second reference. Do not use UW as a substitute for UW–Madison.
The official name is the Wisconsin (not UW) Field House; do not capitalize the in the Field House or the Wisconsin Field House.
UW Foundation (UWF)
use the Foundation (capitalized) or UWF (never the UWF) in subsequent references
UW Homecoming Parade
but Homecoming parade
This umbrella title refers to all libraries on this campus.
UW Marching Band, UW Varsity Band
The university’s best-known band is called the UW Marching Band in the fall (when it marches) and the UW Varsity Band in the spring (when it plays indoor concerts); use marching band on second reference when discussing the UW Marching Band.
UW Showcase series
UW System comprises 13 four-year term universities, 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges campuses and statewide UW-Extension.
part of the UW System, UW–Extension offers credit and noncredit educational opportunities throughout the state; use an en dash rather than a hyphen; see also CMS 6.46 and 6.81
Use an en dash between UW and Madison. Acceptable on second reference for external publications and all references for internal communication for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Do not use the when using UW–Madison (research at UW–Madison, a faculty member at UW–Madison). To prevent confusion with other UW System units, do not use UW as a substitute for UW–Madison, except in cases where the unit is officially named "University of Wisconsin" instead of "University of Wisconsin–Madison" (UW Hospital and Clinics, UW Credit Union, UW Athletics, UW Law School).
UW–Madison (no the)
Use an en dash rather than a hyphen. Acceptable on second reference in external publications and in all internal communication for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Do not use the with UW–Madison: research at UW–Madison. To prevent confusion with other UW System units, do not use the UW as a substitute for UW–Madison, except when the context is clearly UW–Madison or the entity is officially named University of Wisconsin rather than University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW Hospital and Clinics, UW Credit Union). See also CMS 6.46 and 6.81 and University of Wisconsin, the; and UW, the.
Acceptable when referring to sports teams; many health-related departments that do not use UW–Madison as part of their official names (UW Health, UW Carbone Cancer Center); or as an abbreviated reference to the University of Wisconsin System (UW budget, students enrolled at UW institutions). If the context is clearly UW–Madison, it is acceptable to use the UW. Other expressions are the University of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and UW–Madison (no the). See also University of Wisconsin, the; UW–Madison (no the); andUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison, the.