University Name

Full name

California State University, Monterey Bay

Note: The comma is required in the full name when used in a single title or in copy.

Alternate full name

Cal State Monterey Bay

Note: No comma is required in the alternate full name.

The stacking exception

Remove the comma when you divide our full name into two lines (i.e. system over location).

California State University
Monterey Bay

Cal State
Monterey Bay

Nicknames

  • CSU Monterey Bay
  • CSUMB

Using the nicknames

After using the full name of the university in the first reference, you can use the nicknames in subsequent references. You may also use the nicknames in headlines and titles prior to introducing the full name of the university in the first text reference.

To avoid confusion, use only one nickname in any short communications. In longer publications, you may mix the use of the nicknames for the sake of variety.