Why Add Events?
The Comet Calendar is linked to from the UT Dallas home page and has high visibility, especially to students. Traffic to the Comet Calendar is usually ranked in the top 20 most visited pages on the university's website, ranging from 27,000 to 44,000 views per month in the long semesters.
Calendar users can subscribe to the RSS feed of upcoming events or use it to automatically add events to social networking sites. Web developers can use it to automatically and efficiently populate their school, department or division website like the School of Arts and Humanities' Events page.
Maximum "findability" by search engines, including Google, may be the most compelling reason to publish your event to the Comet Calendar. The thoughtful selection of keywords has resulted in great unpaid results in the search engines for many publishers.
How to Add Events
Events Sponsored by Students
The Student Union room registration form offers an option to have your event listed in the Comet Calendar. If you choose this option, your event will be added to the Comet Calendar once the event is approved.
Events Sponsored by Staff / Faculty
Arrange for any employee in your department add events by sending an email to University Web Services. Include a list of names and roles (adders or approvers).
Most departments on campus have publishers. If your event is affiliated with a department listed below, contact someone in that department by clicking on it.
If your department is not in the list above, or if your event is not affiliated with any department, contact University Web Services at ext. 4995 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comet Calendar Publishers
Use your NetID and password to login to the Comet Calendar Publishing Interface.
Comments or Questions
If you have any comments or questions concerning the UT Dallas Comet Calendar, contact University Web Services at ext. 4995 or send e-mail to email@example.com.