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.
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
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 hosted exclusively by local or regional non-university businesses or organizations are referred to the Grand Forks City calendar or the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau calendar.
Who Can Post
Only 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.
Efforts will be made to process events submitted after this two-week window, but no guarantees are made regarding the inclusion of such events.
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 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 in Event Type, Events by Audience, Events by Topic, Events by Colleges & Schools and Group dropdowns.
- Submit your event.
- Events are approved by Marketing & Communications before going live.
Event Image Guidelines
- Crop images to 940 px by 557 px.
- Photos or non-text graphics are recommended.
- Do not use event brochures 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.
- There is no need to highlight event details in the image because details will be clearly display in the event listing.
- Event images are cropped to different ratios across the UND website. Text will get cut off in some instances.
Embed Events on Your Website
Most event clicks come from audience-specific event embeds across the UND website, rather than visits to the calendar itself. Here are some examples of where event lists are embedded on the UND website directly from the master calendar using snippets:
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 event details.
Event lists pulled into your website can be filtered by:
- Event location
- Experience (virtual vs. in-person)
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.