Centralized events calendar now available

By News@TheU

Centralized events calendar now available

By News@TheU
Managed by the Office of Conference Services, the web-based events platform provides a single event management medium for the University of Miami community.

The University of Miami is moving to a single calendar of University events, now live at events.miami.edu.

The new centralized calendar allows users to view all University events in one place, add events of interest to their personal calendars, and share current events with others. The calendar also allows users to sort events by topic, type, and location, and all University units, alumni associations, and registered student organizations can add events to the central calendar.

The web-based platform pulls existing approved events data from automated feeds using 25Live Pro, EMS, or submissions  from members of the University community.  Events can be submitted to the calendar using the online submission form if the event is not already listed on the calendar. Once the event listing is completed and approved, it will appear on the calendar. Room reservations via EMS may be requested via the ecms.miami.edu site.

“Our goal is to encourage the University community to engage with and use this resource so that we can bring all University happenings into one platform,” said Richard J. Kenney, director of conference services for the Division of Student Affairs.

Event categories on the site include academics, athletics, and the arts. The calendar also includes academic dates and deadlines and an area for featured events. Users can save events of interest under “My Calendar” and then export them to calendars in Outlook or Gmail.

Training sessions for calendar administrators will be available soon. Contact the Office of Conference Services at 305-284-5742 or by email at conferences@miami.edu for assistance in using the master calendar.

The centralized events calendar was created through an interdivisional collaboration between the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Information Technology, and University Communications.