University Name

Full name

California State University, Monterey Bay

The comma

The comma is required in our full name when used in a single title or in copy.

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
  • CSU Monterey Bay

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.