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Calendar Reference Guide

What are all of these calendars and what can and can’t go on them?

Note: Calendars with an asterisk (*) next to their name are private and require administrative access. Calendar users may not see private calendars as a selection when adding an event.

Academic For official dates and deadlines only, as well as academic-related events. Financial aid deadlines and workshops may also appear on this calendar from time to time.
Admissions Only to be used by the Office of Admissions.
All Events The default view for calendar.niu.edu. This calendar should include all events posted to any public calendar.
Arts & Entertainment For NIU concerts, gallery exhibitions, plays, dance recitals, and entertainment events that take place on campus or at the Convocation Center; should not include events led by students or student organizations unless otherwise approved. Some NIU-sponsored events that take place off campus may also be added to this calendar.
Community & Outreach For events geared toward, or inclusive of, local community, such as community service projects, workshops open to the public, camps for local school-aged children; should not include things geared mainly toward students or toward a narrow audience, such as academic lectures or dissertation defenses, campus recreation.
Faculty & Staff For professional development opportunities, Civic Leadership events, graduation and commencement dates, lectures and presentations, mentoring, and receptions; should not include human resource  dates, housing and dining events, or other events geared toward students
Homepage* For events that hold universal appeal, such as university-wide activities, holiday events, major sporting events (i.e., Bowl games or Homecoming), occasional Arts & Entertainment events; should not include regular sporting events, student organization meetings, events or retreats, Outdoor Adventures. All events posted to the Homepage calendar must have an event description and contact information.
Locations & Hours* Open hours (only) for facilities and locations using the Locations & Hours webapp.
Private* Admissions and Human Resource Services use this calendar for events posted.
Sports & Recreation For Huskie Athletics events and Outdoor Adventure events; should not include Campus Recreation events that are not open to the general public without a membership.
Students For campus events with broad appeal to students, such as internship fairs, job fairs, mentoring, Welcome Days, concerts, exhibits & performances, etc.; should not include events for faculty & staff.