class years

Capitalize alumni classes and current and future classes.

  • Class of 1963
  • Class of 2021
  • Lila Byam, member of the Class of 2017

Do not capitalize class designations: sophomore; junior; senior. The preferred term for an entering student is “first-year student” instead of “freshman.” Do not use the class year preceded by an apostrophe.

  • She is a first-year student. 
  • The undergraduate committee member is sophomore Shetal Shah. 

(See: “alumni designations/class affinity”)