Drake University Calendar

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Welcome to the new Drake University Campus Calendar! Please refer to the guides below for any questions you may have regarding how to use and customize your account.



Let Drake University student, Giada, show you how to use the Campus Calendar by watching the video below.





First Time Logging In:

If you are logging into the Localist Campus Calendar for the first time as a Drake University User, you should be logging in using your myDrake ID. If you have already logged into myDrake in another window, Localist will recognize that you have already logged into your account and will not prompt you to enter your myDrake login information again.

Q: What if I want to use one of the social media options to login?

A: You may use social accounts to login to your account in the future, but for your first time logging into the calendar, please make sure to use your myDrake ID. If you do choose to use social accounts to login in the future, please make sure to review the next section regarding Account Settings before doing so. There are some additional settings you will have to configure on your account to be able to use these login options.



Account Settings:

Once you have logged into the calendar for the first time, hover over your account profile icon beside the search bar and select Settings.  Under Account Settings, you will be able to add a photo to your account, and additional (optional) information including your birthday, zip code, and gender.



Social Connections:

To the right side of this window, you will see “Social Connections.” If you would like to use one of your social media accounts to login or invite friends to events on campus, please connect to your social media accounts in this section. Once you have done so, you will be able to use both your myDrake ID or social media accounts that you have connected in this section to login to your account.



Notifications:

To adjust the notifications you will receive and how you will receive them, simply select Notifications from the top of the page, directly under the dark blue bar.



Privacy:

To adjust who can see your activity on Localist, please select “Privacy” under the search bar from the same section (Settings).

Please keep in mind that it is helpful for event organizers to see attendees on events to gauge interest and engagement and for students to see friends that are attending campus events.



Customizing your Calendar:

We want you to always know about the events that are important to you and so does our Campus Calendar. Browse the customizations below to learn different ways to customize how you will be notified about the upcoming events that you’re most interested in.



Subscribe to Events by Locations:

If you are only interested in following events that are happening in certain locations on campus, you can follow the steps below to follow “Places”.

  1. Go to https://calendar.drake.edu
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Select Places from the right-hand column under the “Submit Event” button.
  4. Find the location you would like to follow, click on it, and select Follow at the top right side of your window.


Subscribe to Events by Departments:

If you are only interested in following events that are being hosted by certain departments on campus, you can follow the steps below to follow “Departments”.

  1. Go to https://calendar.drake.edu
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Select Departments from the right-hand column under the “Submit Event” button.
  4. Find the Department you would like to follow, click on it, and select Follow at the top right side of your window.


Subscribe to Events by Student Organizations or Clubs:

If you are only interested in following events that are being hosted by certain Student Organizations or Clubs, you can follow the steps below to follow “Groups”.

  1. Go to https://calendar.drake.edu
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Select Groups from the right-hand column under the “Submit Event” button.
  4. Find the Student Organization or Group you would like to follow, click on it, and select Follow at the top right side of your window.


Subscribe to All Events:

If you would like to subscribe to all events that are posted to the Campus Calendar, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to https://calendar.drake.edu
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Select All Events from the right-hand column under the “Submit Event” button.
  4. Select your favored subscription method from the top of the page by selecting one of the icons directly below the dark blue bar (Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, or RSS).


Subscribe by events/event audiences/ or event topics (Filtering):

By using filtering, you can subscribe to the events that are most important to you! For example, if you are a current undergraduate student that is only interested in Networking events you would follow the steps below to subscribe to only those events. 

  1. Go to https://calendar.drake.edu
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see “Networking” under “Event Types” on the right side of the page, and then select it.
  4. Then scroll down and select “Undergraduate Students” under “Audience” on the right side.
  5. Now select your favored subscription method from the top of the page by selecting one of the icons directly below the dark blue bar (Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, or RSS).

Note: (You will notice that each time you have selected a filter out of these categories it is added to the dark blue bar at the top of the page and in the black heading text directly below the blue bar.)



Interacting with the Calendar:

  1. Once you select "I’m Interested" on an event, the event is added to My Calendar in the your dashboard (your personal Localist calendar). If it is a repeating event, you will be prompted to select all dates or specific instances.
  2. Once I’m Interested is selected, a “You’re interested” message will appear in place of the "I’m Interested" button. To remove the event, you only need to select change dates (recurring event) or not interested (non-recurring event).
  3. Then you will be added to the “People Going” box and will be listed on the People Interested roster found on the event’s edit page in admin.
  4. You will receive two emails:
  • Reminder: The day before the event, users who selected "I’m Interested" will automatically receive an email reminder to attend the event.
  • Review: The day after the event, users who selected "I’m Interested" will automatically receive an email prompting them to review the event.

By default, every event details page includes a Recent Activity section below the filter details, etc.

Those who mark themselves as “I’m Interested” will be notified when someone comments on the event, but the user cannot reply directly to the commenter via email. The only way to respond is by leaving a public comment on the event details page.

When the event becomes a past event, a review button will also be included, as well as any submitted reviews.



Inviting Friends:

By default, every event details page includes an Invite Friends button. When clicked, a box will appear and prompt you to “mention this event to friends” on the Localist platform OR enter specific email addresses.

If the email receiving the invitation is associated an account in Localist, the individual will be prompted to sign in and the invitation will be available via the notification next to their account, which will take them to their My Calendar page. 

If the email receiving the invitation is not associated with an account in Localist, the link in the email will take the individual to the event’s details page.



Event Submissions:

Is your Department/Office/Club/Organization/Team having an event you would like to promote on the Campus Calendar? Just log in to the calendar and select the Submit Event button at the top right corner of the page to begin filling out the Event Submission Form. If your event meets the Event Submission Guidelines, one of our Calendar Admins will approve the event and add it to the Calendar within 2 business days (M-F). Please keep in mind that your event should be submitted no later than 7 business days before the event. This rule not only helps give our Calendar Admins enough time to respond to the submission request but also gives other users enough time to discover your event while browsing the calendar.



Event Submission Guidelines:

The Drake University Campus Calendar is only for events organized, hosted, sponsored, or cosponsored by Drake University departments, colleges, schools, centers, and institutes, alumni organization and officially sanctioned student organizations. Events may be open to the general public or private events for Drake University faculty, staff, students, and/or alumni. They may also be hosted on- or off-campus. Drake University will not accept event submissions from individuals or organizations outside of the University with the exception of some conferences or events held in Drake University venues.

Drake University reserves the right to approve, reject, edit, or make special consideration for any events submitted to the calendar. Submissions that don’t have a complete description or violate the University’s Statement of Principles will not be accepted. The University also reserves the right to remove unacceptable comments or photos uploaded to event pages. Unacceptable comments include but are not limited to: Profane or obscene language or content; content that promotes, fosters, or perpetrates discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admission, or employment.