• Spell out state names; do not use postal abbreviations in text matter. Set off states or countries with commas. In most cases, it is not necessary to list state, province, prefecture, or similar for non-U.S. addresses in text matter.
Fresno, California
Hiroshima, Japan
He was born in Milwaukie, Oregon, and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
They moved from Edinburgh to Nairobi.
  • For commencement programs, list both city and state for all U.S. addresses, and city and country for all non-U.S. addresses.
  • For other print materials, some major cities do not require state or country identification; see also cities.