University Name and Designation

University Name

The full name of the university should be used in the first reference:

University of Wisconsin-Stout

On second and subsequent references the shortened name should be:

UW-Stout or, in some cases, Stout

Correct forms:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • UW-Stout
  • Stout

Polytechnic Designation

UW-Stout was officially designated Wisconsin's Polytechnic University in March 2007 by the UW System Board of Regents. The designation is not a substitute for the official name.

Use the designation, without quotation marks, with the first use of the university's name (University of Wisconsin-Stout), preceded and followed by commas:

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, and continue your sentence.