New Online University Events Calendar Launched

| September 17, 2013

The new public events calendar is here.

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed links to a new events calendar in Webster Today or via the Webster.edu homepage. This new calendar (located at events.webster.edu) offers far greater service and features than the old St. Louis Events Calendar and can be used to publicize events by all Webster departments, schools and campus locations.

Launched and managed by Global Marketing & Communications, the new calendar allows users to:

  • Filter current and upcoming events by date, location, or category (e.g. “Athletics,” “Art & Performances,” “School of Communications,” etc.)
  • Subscribe to specific event types via RSS, or connect with your iCal or Outlook calendar
  • Interact via social media
  • Submit and manage your own department’s public events
Submit an event.

Review the tutorial to begin submitting your department’s events today.

What The New Calendar Changes For You

Submit and Update Your Own Events

Global Marketing & Communications will continue to publicize events and manage this public events calendar, however now each department’s event manager can submit their event information directly to the calendar system.

To start submitting events, simply visit events.webster.edu and sign up to create an account. View these instructions for a tutorial on how to submit your events.

Note: You are still responsible for securing room reservations and approvals from department heads and/or room managers for any events you submit. GMC will not manage venue reservations.

Manage Your Own Personal Calendar and Reminders

The new calendar allows you to manage events you’re interested in through connection to apps such as Google, iCal, Outlook or RSS.

For the past few years, events have been posted to the Webster Today blog for initial announcement and a reminder in the Webster Today daily email shortly before the event date. Going forward, this will no longer be the default procedure.

Instead, the daily Webster Today email will direct you to the new Events Calendar for reminders and a comprehensive look at each day’s (or week’s, or month’s) upcoming events. (The Webster Today blog now has a feed on the right margin displaying upcoming events from the new calendar.)

Add Your Events

Global Marketing & Communications has already populated the calendar with nearly 300 events. Over time, specific departments and units (e.g. Community Music School, the University Center) will have their own groups with an approved administrator able to directly add events to the public calendar. Instructions on how to create a Group, Department or Category Specific Calendar to place on your web pages are coming soon.

To get started, view these instructions for a tutorial and start submitting your events today!

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  1. Wow! How fantastic! This is the best ever! Of course…I may be a little bit biased. 🙂