Use figures only for the days of the month, omitting st, nd, rd or th: May 1, not May 1st.
When the month, day, and year are included, place a comma between the date and the year. Example:
Example:Spring Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011.
If the day is included, abbreviate the following months as such: Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. If the day is not included, spell out the month. Never abbreviate the shorter months: March, April, May, June, and July.
Do not abbreviate or use a comma if the month stands alone or with the year only. Example:
Example:The December 2010 Commencement will be livestreamed on ualr.edu.
When expressing time, use a.m. or p.m. and figures only: Examples:
Examples:8:30 a.m., 7 p.m., noon, and midnight
When expressing a beginning and ending time, use â€śtoâ€ť instead of a hyphen. If both times are in the a.m. or in the p.m., use the time stamp only after the second figure. If the times cross noon or midnight, use a.m./p.m. on both references: Examples:
Examples:7 to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., noon to 3 p.m.
When used in copy, include the time, day, and date in that respective order, spelling out the weekday and applying the appropriate style rule to the month (noted above). Example:
Example: Join the Alumni Association for Taste of New Orleans, an annual scholarship fundraising event, from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, in the Bailey Alumni Center.
Example:The second annual SpectacUALR event will honor Dr. Jack Schilden at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Jack Stephens Center.