Recommended Formatting of Hours

There are many instances when you need to display hours on your webpage—hours of operation, advisor walk-in hours, and learning center times to name a few. The following formatting recommendations and tips for displaying basic hours will make them easy to see and understand by both sighted users and anyone using a screen reader. Additional formatting information can be found in the University Editorial Guide.

Example of academic year and summer hours in a boxed sidebar.
Basic hours of operation differentiated by time of year.
Example of hours and additional text in a boxed sidebar.
Basic hours with additional text.

  • Use the boxed sidebar with an appropriate title.
  • Use headings.*
    • The title is a heading 2, so start content headings with heading 3.
    • Make the days of the week a heading.
  • Spell out the days of the week, do not use abbreviations.*
    • Days of the week should be singular.*
    • Use an En Dash (Alt + 0150 on Windows, option + – on Mac) for an inclusive range of days, such as “Tuesday–Thursday” meaning Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.*
    • Use “and” for specific, individual days, such as “Tuesday and Thursday” meaning just those two days of the week.*
  • Use a.m. and p.m. to specify times.*
    • Only list it once if the start and end times are both the same, such as 1–5 p.m. or 10 a.m.–5 p.m.*
    • Use an En Dash (Alt + 0150 on Windows, option + – on Mac) for an inclusive time range.*

*These tips also apply to hours information within the body of a page.