Editorial Style for Events and Schedules

Achieving a consistent style for the presentation of Bates events in schedules and listings helps potential attendees focus on what really matters: the information.

The style for a Bates event listing has four elements that are exceptions to AP style:

  1. The time of event, with start and end times separated by an “en dash,” and “am” and “pm” aligned next to the hour.
    Note: To create an en dash: (PC) hold the Control key and type the hyphen key on the top of the keyboard; (Mac) hold the Option key and hyphen key.
  2. The name of event in bold.
  3. The event description (optional); does not have to be complete sentence.
  4. The location of event in italics. The building name is first followed by room name and/or number; use Bates Place Names for reference.

Event Style Examples


Featuring eggs, bacon, fruit and pancakes.
New Commons Building

New Commons Building, Dining Room 131

Continental Breakfast
$6.25 adults / $3.25 children, buy at the door
Commons Building

Movie shown by the Bates Student Film Board. $1 admission.
Olin Arts Center, Room 104

11am– 4pm
Bates Women’s Basketball Silent Auction
Bid on a variety of great prizes while supporting the women’s basketball team’s fundraising for future training trips.
Commons Building, Cole Terrace
Rain Site: Commons Building, Fireplace Lounge

Men’s Rugby Club 35th Anniversary Reception BBQ

Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center

Men’s Rugby vs. Bowdoin
Garcelon Field

Opening Reception
This reception opens the fall-winter exhibitions at the Bates College Museum of Art: Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era and Amy Stacey Curtis: Time and Place.
Museum of Art