Dates & Times

  • No st, nd, rd, or th on numbers in dates: Jan. 1, not Jan. 1st.
  • For months used with a specific date, abbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. Spell out standing alone or with a year alone.

    Convocation was held Nov. 17, 2006.
    The Peace Camp lasted through January 1991.


  • Days of the week are abbreviated only in tabular matter. (CP)
  • No :00 for exact hours

    The service will begin at 11 a.m. (not 11:00 a.m.)


  • 12 noon and 12 midnight (rather than 12 a.m. or 12 p.m.)
  • a.m. and p.m. Use periods after each letter, no space between. Use lower-case; never use caps.