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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the University Events Calendar?

The University Events Calendar is a publicly accessible online calendar that contains university approved and sponsored events. Public events are open to a large audience, such as all students, staff, faculty, or the general public.

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Who can have a calendar?

Calendars can be requested by any university college, academic department, university-wide program (e.i. Common Experience), or support department. If you have a website in Gato, you qualify to have a calendar in the University Events Calendar.

Can I use the calendar to announce departmental meetings?

No. The calendar is intended for events in which the audience is university students, staff and faculty and the general public. A private or limited audience meeting should not be listed on the University Events Calendar.

Can I use the calendar to list academic classes?

No. The calendar is intended for events in which the audience is university students, staff and faculty and the general public. A private or limited audience meeting, such as an academic class, should not be listed on the University Events Calendar.

Can student organizations have their own calendars?

Recognized student organization will be able to list their events on the Student Organizations calendar that is managed by Campus Activities and Student Organizations (CASO). Any events located at the LBJ Student Center may be listed on the LBJ Student Center calendar. Only official university chartered student organizations qualify for their own calendar.

What is the Featured Events Calendar?

The Featured Events Calendar is a special collection of events featured at the university. All events that have the "Featured Events" category checked when adding the event will be included. For information about Featured Event requirements, see Featured Events.

How do I get an event listed on the university homepage?

The university homepage has room for two featured events. Sub-homepages have room for up to four featured events. University Marketing manages these events and you must email them directly to request an event appear on the homepage following these instructions.

University Marketing will be responsible for choosing the final featured events displayed.

How can I use the calendar with my Gato website?

The Calendar Events Paragraph type allows you to automatically add university events to your website. The events are automatically pulled from the University Events Calendar located at http://events.txstate.edu.

To add a list of events, create a new paragraph and select “Calendar Event.” Give your events listing a title. Next, choose a calendar to display on your website. Meta-calendars are calendars containing all events occurring under a parent organization and all of its sub-departments and programs. Lastly, choose the number of days in to the future you would like events to be displayed (i.e. 7 days, 30 days, etc.)