USF Calendar of Events Submission Guidelines
Anyone with a NetID can submit an event to the calendar. However, no event will post to the calendar without content manager approval. Submissions are reviewed once a day (Monday - Friday) between 8:00 - 8:30am, excluding holidays. Anything submitted after that time will be reviewed the following business day. The content manager reserves the right to deny any event posting at any time for any reason.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to modify an already existing posting.
PLEASE NOTE: CONTENT MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE YOU WANT THE CONTENT TO DISPLAY ON THE CALENDAR.
To submit an event for consideration:
1. Go to usf.edu/calendar.
2. Click on the link "Submit an Event," which is located at the bottom of the calendar's left side navigation.
3. This will take you to USF's universal NetID login screen. Log in using your NetID and password.
4. This will take you to the Bedework Public Event Submission web page. Once you've reviewed the instructions, click "Start."
5. Fill in the required fields, including the event's title, date, time and description. You can also include cost information and an event URL, if applicable.
Please be aware that there is a character limit of 5000 (which includes spaces) on the description. If you exceed this amount you will receive an error and will need to re-enter your information.
FOR SEARCH COMMITTEE NOTICES: THE LANGUAGE REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE INCLUDED MUST BE ENTERED IN THE DESCRIPTION FIELD. This calendar does not add it automatically.
Please use the End Date option in lieu of Duration. This allows for the item to download properly in the iCal format.
Please add any information in the "Description" field that should be viewable on the calendar. Anything in the "Notes" field does not appear to the public. For example, if you want to include information on joining a Microsoft Teams meeting, add that in the "Description" field and not "Notes".
Please use the Event URL to link to any files (jpg, PDF). The Image URL is not functional.
Then click "Next."
6. Select a location from the dropdown menu. Most campus locations already exist within the menu. If you do not find your location in the menu, then enter your location in the fields below the menu.
Only the main building is in the drop down menu, not every room within that building. For example, you will see "Marshall Student Center", not "Marshal Student Center Room 3707". To indicate a specific room, please include that information within the Description field and select "See Description" for the Location dropdown menu.
Then click "Next."
7. Select a contact from the dropdown menu. Note that the contact MUST be a unit, not an individual. (i.e. University Communications and Marketing, not Stephanie Harff.) Many units already exist within the menu. If you do not find your unit's contact information in the menu, then enter your unit's contact information in the fields below the menu. To indicate a specific person, please include that information within the Description field and select "See Description" from the contact dropdown menu.Then click "Next."
Any contact addition request that does not include either a phone number, URL, or email address of the unit (not an individual) will NOT be added.
8. Suggest topical areas from the list. In doing so, you are requesting that your event display in a certain subfolder within the calendar. Please note that "Featured Events" is reserved for the main calendar administrator only and is not to be used. If you have trouble selecting a topical area, then briefly describe your event in the field titled "Type of event" at the bottom of the list. Then click "Next."
9. Enter your email address and any notes for the calendar's content manager. Then click "Submit for Approval."
You can edit your event up until it is approved by visiting the "My Pending Events" tab while logged in. After the event has been approved, you will no longer have access to it and will need to contact us to make any changes.
Submissions are approved by UCM once a day (M-F, excluding holidays) only, typically prior to 9am.
For additional assistance, any questions, or to make changes to an already approved event, please email email@example.com.