SCHOOLS – Capitalize the full names of Tufts’ 11 schools and colleges; The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; second reference – The Fletcher School/Fletcher/the School.
SEASONS – Do not capitalize winter, spring, summer, fall, unless it is part of a formal name: Winter Olympics. Do not capitalize seasons as part of an academic period: spring semester, winter break.
SEMESTER – Lowercase.
SIGN-UP (n. and adj.) sign up (v.)
SMARTPHONE – Lowercase, an advanced cell phone that allows for email, Web browsing and downloadable applications.
STATES – Spell out names of states when they stand alone in a sentence. When using a city and state in a sentence, set off the state with commas: The Fletcher School is located in Meford, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.
Abbreviating state names – use the following abbreviations when they are used with a city: Ala. Ariz. Ark. Calif. Colo. Conn. Del. Fla. Ga. Ill. Kan. Ky. La. Md. Mass. Mich. Minn. Miss. Mo. Mont. Neb. Nev. N.H. N.J. N.M. N.Y. N.C. N.D. Okla. Ore. Pa. R.I. S.C S.D Tenn. Vt. Va. Wash. W.Va. Wis. Wyo. Do not abbreviate these names in running text: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas, and Utah.
STATEWIDE – One word, no hyphen.
STREET – Use abbreviation only with numbered address; Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, 132 Curtis St., Somerville 02155.