University Communications works to ensure that all of the print and digital materials it produces on behalf of Boston College reflect a cohesive and consistent writing style.

The primary resource for written communication, both in print and online, is the Chicago Manual of Style, which is available online to members of the University community through the Boston College Libraries. Below, we provide an at-a-glance summary of variations specific to Boston College, as well as answers to frequently asked questions related to usage and style. This compendium will be updated as new questions arise.

For a detailed description of the Boston College visual identity system, including information on use of Boston College wordmarks, seals, logotypes, colors, typography, stocks, inks, and varnishes, see graphic identity

If you have other questions regarding writing style or visual identity, call us at extension 2-4820.