Southeast Missouri State University

On Campus/Off Campus

Hyphenate “on campus/off campus” only when using these as adjectives. When using these terms as adverbs, they do not require hyphenation.

Adjectives
 ie. The sorority members live in an off-campus house.
 ie. The smoke detectors are being provided to off-campus students.

Adverbs
 ie. Journey magazine is hosting a poetry reading on campus today.
 ie. The concert is being held off campus in Old St. Vincent’s Church.

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