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 a hyphen and “am” and “pm” aligned next to the hour. (See note below).
  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.


In WordPress, the hyphen between the times automatically becomes the correct “en dash.”  When submitting text for a print publication from Word, create an en dash by (PC) holding the Control key and typing the minus sign on the top of the keyboard), or (Mac) the Option key and minus sign.


7 – 8:30am

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

8am – midnight
New Commons Building, Dining Room 131

7 – 10:30am
Continental Breakfast
$6.25 adults / $3.25 children, buy at the door
New 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.
New Commons Building, Cole Terrace
Rain Site: New 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

1000 Airplanes on the Roof
Thomas Holmberg ’13 takes on this challenging solo performance of alien encounter, directed by Kati Vecsey of the theater faculty, and with new music by Bates composer Bill Matthews. The production incorporates images from the Bates College Museum of Art astrophotography exhibition Starstruck.
Schaeffer Theatre