Capitalize the full, formal names of UGA schools and colleges. If the college is named after someone, include the honoree’s last name; first names and initials need be included only in the most formal settings, such as Honors Day or Commencement programs. Where possible, use full names on first reference and informal names thereafter. See entries for the individual colleges and schools for specific second references.

On first reference in written publications for external audiences, preface the name of the school or college with “the University of Georgia” unless the full university name has been used earlier. On second reference, informal names (law school, education college, veterinary college) are lower case.

Always use chronological order by founding date for formal listing of the university’s schools and colleges:

The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership was established in 2009. Although it is not a school or college, it is headed by a campus dean.

The distinction between schools and colleges is, in general, one of breadth: colleges consist of multiple academic units, schools of one or two. Do not call a college a school.

Several “schools” are in fact units (departments or groups of departments) within one of these colleges or schools; capitalize them. The Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the Lamar Dodd School of Art are units of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; the Tull School of Accounting is a department of the Terry College of Business. The School of Marine Programs coordinates several separate programs in marine sciences.

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