Dear SJSU Campus Community,
Our campus will be implementing a new university-wide Event Calendar on July 29.
You have shared with me the need to replace our existing calendar because it’s over a decade old and it’s missing a lot of features that have become standard over the years. It is not mobile friendly, it’s difficult to search, and it doesn’t integrate or work with social media or personal calendars. That’s why SJSU IT collaborated with groups from across the university to identify a solution that meets the needs of our students, faculty, staff, and university community in a major way.
The first thing you’ll notice is the look. It’s updated with better design, it’s mobile friendly, and it’s much more visual. Each event can now include images, a flyer, or an embedded map.
But the biggest new feature, by far, is the updated categories and hashtag system for better filtering so you can find the events that matter to you. You can filter by date, event type, topic, audience, trending, and more. You can subscribe to these feeds and get notifications and updates when a new event is posted. So, if you’re a student who lives on campus, you can set up a feed of events that are student-focused and on campus. Or if you’re faculty, you can set up feeds for events in your field or professional development opportunities.
The new calendar integrates better with existing communication and calendar platforms, too. Events are now exportable to personal calendars like Google Calendar and Outlook, so event details are carried over without any copying and pasting. Hosts can also link events to their social media accounts, giving groups another route to drive engagement.
If you’re using the calendar while you’re logged in with your SJSU ID, you’ll find a “My Events” profile page, accessible from an icon in the top right of the calendar page. There, you can view your feeds, see which events you’ve registered for, and view past events as well.
Available on July 29, you can reach the new calendar in the same way as the prior calendar — from the Events Calendar tile in one.SJSU, or at events.sjsu.edu. Additional information and training is available at www.sjsu.edu/eventcalendar.
I also want to take a moment to thank all the folks who have worked with us together to identify and implement this new event calendar:
|Campus Unit||Individual||Campus Unit||Individual|
|Student Affairs||Donna Mae Rizando||Strategic Communications||Monica Bosque|
|Student Affairs||Rob Drury||Strategic Communications||Felicia McKee-Fegans|
|Student Affairs||Jordan Webb||Strategic Communications||Michelle Frey|
|Student Affairs||Erlinda Yanez||Athletics||Ryan O’Rourke|
|Student Affairs||Angela Iraheta||Athletics||Blake Sasaki|
|Academic Affairs||Gina Marin||Hammer Theatre||Chris Burrill|
|Academic Affairs||Bethany Winslow||Hammer Theatre||Maria Bones|
|Academic Affairs||Sally Ordonez||Hammer Theatre||Anthony Sutton|
|Academic Affairs||Jennifer Redd||Hammer Theatre||Hannah Hudgins|
|College of Science||Cher Jones||MLK Library||Lynda Nguyen|
|College of Humanities and the Arts||Fred Cohen||MLK Library||Sylvia Guel Ruiz|
|College of Humanities and the Arts||Lucy Yamakawa Cox||MLK Library||Leslie Seacrist|
|College of Graduate Studies||Jennifer Nathan||MLK Library||Mariah Ramsour|
|University Personnel||Tamela Sullivan||Office of Diversity||Fernanda Perdoma-Arciniegas|
|Associated Students||Trevor Large||Student Union||Amy Guerra-Smith|
If you have any questions about the Event Calendar, please don’t hesitate to contact the IT Service Desk online or by phone at 408-924-1530.
Vice President of Information Technology
and CIO at San Jose State University