Use a comma before “and” and “or” in a series.
Do not use a comma before Jr., Sr., II, III, IV, etc. in names.
Dates are punctuated month, day, year, followed by a comma.
When referring to a city and state within a sentence, precede and follow the state with commas.
The same rule applies for city and country.
Quotation marks are placed outside commas and periods and inside semicolons and colons.
Question marks and exclamation points are placed inside quotation marks if they are part of the quote and outside if they are not.
Items in quotation marks
Items in italics
Acronyms should be all caps, with no periods and no spaces.
Formatting degrees and majors in text should be: (’year degree major).
The degree (BA or BS) may be left off in some circumstances, but always list graduate degrees.
Only list graduation year and degree for WSU alumni.
The major is capitalized within the parentheses (different from running text).
Degree is not necessarily always known, so year and major can be left within parentheses.
If there are multiple degrees, separate with commas.