Scheduling Calendar Events

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Events in Calendar are occurrences with definite start and end times, such as meetings or parties. They display in your personal and group calendars in the Calendars section of your account.

You can invite other Calendar users or groups to attend events. Users or groups you invite receive emails requesting them to provide their attendance statuses. Calendar then tracks and displays their responses. For more information, see Accepting Calendar Event Invitations.

To Schedule Events

  1. Log in to your Calendar account.
  2. Click Add Event.
  3. In the Title field, enter a name for your event.
  4. Select the event’s Start Time and End Time. Select All day event if the event runs through an entire day.

Note: When you schedule events that conflict with other users’ schedules, those users display in the Conflicts window.

5. Use the Time Zone menu to identify the correct time for the event.

6. If the time zone you need isn’t listed, do the following:

  • Click Manage Time Zones.
  • In the Manage Additional Time Zone window, drag and drop selected time zones from the Available menu to the Selected menus. You can also use the + and  buttons to add and remove selected time zones.

7. Go to any of the tabs below, enter the necessary information, and then click Save.


Details are additional information related to the event you want to track in Calendar.

  • Calendar — Select the calendar to use for scheduling the event.
  • Event Type — Select the event type for the event.
  • Icon — Select an icon to identify the event.
  • Title — Enter the name of the event.
  • Location — Identify where the event is located.
  • Details — Add event-related information.
  • My Attendance — Select AttendingTentative, or Not Attending.
  • Event Status — Select Not Complete or Complete.
  • Event Owner — Select the Calendar user who created the event. By default this field contains your name and email address, but you can select anyone you share a Calendar with.
  • Send Attendance Notifications to — Select an email address to receive notifications, or select Don’t Send Notification.

Attendees & Resources

Attendees and resources are the Calendar users attending your event and the resources, such as meeting rooms and office equipment, your event is using.

If the event conflicts with other users’ schedules, you can click the selector in the time grid, and then slide it to a time that fits.

  • Attendee — Enter a user’s Calendar email address, and then click Add. If users accept the invitation, the event displays on their personal calendars. After adding users, click Yes or No in the Required column to change their statuses to either required to attend or not required.
  • Group — Select a group, select the members of the group you want to invite, select whether their attendance is required, and then click Add. If you select All Members of a group, the event displays on the group’s calendar. If you select individual members of a group, the event displays on their personal calendar.

Note: You can only schedule events for groups you are a member of.

  • Resource — Click the resource you want to schedule for your event. You can schedule use of any resource that belongs to groups where you’re a member. For more information, see Managing Calendar Resources.

To let an event’s attendees invite other Calendar users, select Allow attendees to invite other users.

The table displays your attendees’ names, their acceptance and requirement statuses, and the time of their currently scheduled events.


Calendar can automatically schedule recurring events in attendees’ personal or group calendars and resource calendars.

Select one of the following, and then enter the required information to create recurring event:

  • None — The event occurs once.
  • Daily — Enter the event’s frequency in days, or select Every weekday if the event recurs every day.
  • Weekly — Enter the event’s frequency in weeks, and then select the day it occurs.
  • Monthly — Enter the event’s frequency in days of the month, frequency of monthly occurrences, or select a recurrence rule.
  • Yearly — Enter the event’s frequency in days of the month per year, frequency of yearly occurrences, or select a recurrence rule.


Calendar can send reminders so attendees don’t miss events.

Click Add Reminder, complete the following fields, and then click Add:

  • Address — Enter the email address you want to send the reminder to.
  • When — Enter and select how long before the event you want to send the reminder.
  • Format — Select how you want the reminder sent:
    • Email — Receive an email at a specified time.
    • SMS — Receive an SMS email message at a specified time. You can receive this as a text message on a mobile phone by using your phone number’s email address. For more information about your phone number’s email address, contact your mobile phone service provider.
    • Alert — Receive reminders in Calendar and through any third-party clients, such as Microsoft Outlook®, that get updates through your Calendar’s Published URL. For more information about subscribing to your Calendar, see Importing, Exporting, and Subscribing to Calendars.


Attachments let you share files with an event’s attendees.

  • To upload a file from your computer click Upload File, locate the file on your computer, and then click Open.

Note: You can attach files up to 20 MB in size.

If you have an Online Storage account, you can upload files stored there. Click Upload from Online Storage, select the file, and then click Add.