Use a numeral without the addition of “st, nd, rd, or th.”
- Ex. Jan. 26 not January 26th
Abbreviate the long months when paired with a specific date
- Ex. Jan. 7 Feb. 7 Aug. 7 Sept. 7 Oct. 7 Nov. 7 Dec. 7
March, April, May, June and July are always spelled out.
|The press conference took place on March 18. |
|Paired with a year alone.||Last fall semester started in August 2021.|
|Standing alone without a year or date.||Texans will vote in November for the midterm elections.|
Do not include the current year in your sentences.
Future or past years are set off by commas
- Ex. UHD’s 71st commencement took place on Dec. 18, 2021.
Spans of Decades/Centuries
Use an s without the apostrophe
- Ex. The 1960s marked the start of the Civil Rights Era.
You can omit the first two digits of the century by replacing them with an apostrophe.
- Ex. The ‘60s marked the start of the Civil Rights Era.