Use the UND Calendar to promote and share university events to members of the university community.
The University of North Dakota calendar exists to promote and share university events with broad relevance to members of the university community. All events must be submitted by the event owner to the UND calendar prior to receiving event promotion assistance from Marketing & Communications. Please note all information submitted will be published to the UND website.
Event listings are pulled into the appropriate website(s) and My UND app based on tags selected upon event submission.
Posting Events to the UND Calendar
What to Post
Eligible Event Examples
- Academic lectures
- Student organization-sponsored social events open to others
- UND athletic events
- Career fairs on campus or sponsored by a UND department
- Admissions events, campus tours, department open houses
- University music/theater performances
- Major community events (i.e., concert at The Ralph)
Non-Eligible Event Examples
- Closed office, departmental, or group meetings (open only to specific individuals)
- Non-university social gathering
- Sale or special event by a local business
- Events promoting alcohol use
Events hosted exclusively by local or regional non-university businesses or organizations are referred to the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau calendar.
All events should have a unique photograph to boost visibility across the UND website. Do not use a PDF with event details (time, date, location) because this content will be searchable on your event listing. Use the calendar's photo library if you do not have your own photography.
Event Image Guidelines
- Crop images to 940 px by 557 px. with a safe zone of 740 px x 437 px.
- Photos or non-text graphics are recommended.
- An image gallery is provided for all calendar users to select images from.
- Logos, branded elements and event title text are allowed in graphic images.
- Event images are cropped to different ratios across the UND website. Content/logos should be large enough to be legible and stay within the safe zone to ensure content isn't cut off by calendar overlays and cropping.
- Avoid all white backgrounds. The events are listed on a white background and will look washed out.
- Do not use event brochures/posters or images with text for the following reasons:
- Images with text can't be searched or used by screen readers. This means they do not meet federal accessibility requirements.
- The purpose of the calendar image is to draw attention to the event listing, not provide event details. The event details are provided in the listing right next to the image.
Acceptable Calendar Images
Unacceptable Calendar Images
Objectionable or Irrelevant Content
UND reserves the right to reject or remove, without notification, any listing featuring objectionable content, imagery, or subject matter such as hate speech, pornographic content, content encouraging dangerous behavior, or content not in line with university standards of conduct for students, faculty and staff. Review of content is executed by the university, with respect given to the right to academic freedom and the freedom of thought.
How to Post
How to Add an Event
Follow these steps to add an event to the UND events calendar:
- Log into the UND events calendar using NDUS credentials. If you do not have credentials, you can use your Google, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account to log in.
- Complete the Main Info, Schedule, Location and Additional Details section of the event listing.
- Select an image from library or upload an image for your event. Be sure to follow image guidelines or your event listing will not be approved.
- Select appropriate Audiences, Events by Colleges & Schools and Topic dropdowns.
- Submit your event.
- Events are approved by Marketing & Communications before going live.
Audiences and Student Life
When selecting audiences, be realistic of who is interested in your event. Events can have more than one audience but checking them all is being done too frequently and cluttering the events feeds.
- Current Students – If you want your event to be promoted to current students (undergraduate and graduate), you must select Current Student as an audience. This will pull into the Student Life feed in the website, calendar and the app.
- Faculty & Staff
- General Public
- Prospective Students – Used only for official Admission events
Events by Colleges & Schools
These should be selected based on what college/school submitted the event and what students would be interested in this event.
- Academic Calendar – Used only for official NDUS and UND dates and deadlines.
- Arts & Music
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Health & Wellness
- Careers & Jobs
- Lectures & Presentations
Who Can Post to the UND Calendar
Anyone can submit events to the UND calendar.
- Users with an NDUS account (NDUS.Identifier) can submit events. This is the same username and password used for many UND systems.
- Those outside the UND community may login with Facebook, Google, Twitter or LinkedIn to submit an event.
To ensure maximum exposure for event listings, please submit the listing at least two weeks ahead of the event date. This allows time for review and posting. Calendar submissions may take 2 business days to be approved.
Efforts will be made to process events submitted after this two-week window, but no guarantees are made regarding the inclusion of such events.
Embed Events on Website
Most event clicks come from audience-specific event embeds across the UND website, rather than visits to the calendar itself.
- The Events Listing snippet will automatically embed UND Calendar events on your webpage, reducing workload and web content duplication. The Event Listing snippet pulls in event name, image, date, time and brief description from existing event calendar listings. Each event links to its unique calendar webpage for supporting details.
- Event lists pulled into your site can be filtered to include events by audience, topic, event location or experience (virtual vs. in-person). Events can also be filtered by tagging individual events that you want to pull into your webpage.
- If you would like to add an embedded calendar on your website, contact Aimee Halstenson or use the widget builder.
Existing Event Tags and Widgets
If you have an event listing snippet pulling into your webpage, ensure you are using the correct tag/keyword for events to populate on your webpage.