Do not abbreviate days of the week in text. Spell out the name of the month unless it is used with a specific date; when using only a
month and a year, do not abbreviate the month or use a comma to separate the month from the year; when using the month, day
and year, set off the year with commas.
Jan., Feb., March, April, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
We met in April 1995.
The committee will meet again on June 25, 2010, for further debate.
See: abbreviations and tabular material or tables
Capitalize only when used as a formal title before a name.
In Academic Affairs, JMU has deans, vice provosts and a provost/senior vice president.
Check the organizational chart maintained by the Division of Academic Affairs to see which reference is correct.
For a complete listing of academic degrees conferred by JMU, see http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/XX/ info.html. Replace XX with the last
two digits of the current academic year.
For a complete listing of academic degree requirements see http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/XX/degreeinfo.html.
Replace XX with the last two digits of the current academic year. Refer to this list for authoritative terms set by accrediting bodies.
• Capitalize department when it is part of the official name.
Department of Biology
• Lowercase department when it stands alone in subsequent references.
The department received a grant.
The biology department received a grant.
Students are accepted by the department on the basis of their academic records.
Use residence halls.