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.

Sidebar with Hours title and example hours.
Basic hours of operation differentiate by time of year.
Sidebar with Make an Appointment title and text and hours in the content.
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.


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