Dates & Time
Dates – Content
To differentiate the year and clarify any confusion with international date formats, a four character year will always be used.
Dates within Sentences
- November 9, 2015
- November 2015
Do not forget to include the preceding 0 before single-digit months and days.
Use a hyphen (-) as a separator for date ranges. Do not use a slash (/) which is sometimes incorrectly used for fiscal years.
- November 9, 2014 - November 9, 2015
- Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Dates – Files and Folders
If you wish to imbed a date in a file name, see File and Folder Naming Conventions for more information.
Time – Content
The 12-hour clock is used. Do not include minutes for times "on the hour." Always use h:mm or hh:mm format for times that are not "on the hour". Follow times with a space and a.m. or p.m. in small case.
- 8 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m.
- 8-12:30 p.m.