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Dates

Spell out the full name of the day of the week, the month followed by the number of the day.

For example: Classes begin on Thursday, September 18.

When referring to academic years, an en dash should separate the numbers (e.g. 2010–2011, 2011–2012, etc.)

When referring to multiple-year periods, it should be written as 2008 to 2012. Include the year if the date is more than 12 months from the time the copy will be published or released, or in the next calendar year.

Days of the week are included when writing copy about an upcoming event.

For example: Students returned to school on Tuesday, September 9.

Exception: Orientation Week will take place the week of September 2 to 6.

When writing the month and year together, do not insert a comma.

For example: The new program will be launched in September 2012.

Fiscal years can be referred to with the acronym FY, where applicable.

For example: FY 2013–2014

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