Suscribing to the University Calendar

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The university calendar system, Trumba, is used to manage and deliver several key calendars to our websites and mobile app. In addition to providing this information on our websites, university students, faculty and staff can also subscribe to individual calendars in order to sync these important dates to their desktop Outlook clients and mobile devices.

The best method for subscribing to a calendar, in order to ensure that the information is available across all of your devices, is to add the calendar from within the Outlook web application. If you add it directly to your device, instead of via Outlook in a web browser, it will only appear on that device. You will only need to complete this process one time for each calendar. Any updates to the calendar will be automatically synched to your account.

We recommend following these instructions on a desktop or a laptop, instead of a mobile device.

Copy the Calendar’s Subscription Web Address

Faculty and staff may prefer to subscribe to the Academic Calendar, instead of the main Troy University Events calendar. The main events calendar contains nearly all events available, which may be more information than most individuals will want to have in their calendars. The Academic Calendar also includes data from the Holidays and Administrative Leave calendar; subscribing to both is not necessary.

  1. Login to https://my.troy.edu/calendars using your TrojanPass ID and password.
  2. Select the link for the calendar’s web page that you would like to add.
  3. Next, on the calendar’s page select the “Subscribe” link in the upper-right area above the list of dates.
  4. This will open a pop-up window with a list of different ways to receive the calendar data. If it doesn’t open ensure that your browser isn’t blocking it. Then only select the “iCalendar Subscribe” option (you do not need to login to Trumba in order to access the calendar subscription).
  5. In the area that appears, right-click on the “webcal” address that you are provided and choose to copy the link.

    The option you need to select in order to copy the link may have different wording depending on the browser that you are using.

     
  6. Paste this link into a new text file, or an empty Word document, so you can copy it later for the next set of instructions.

Add the Calendar Subscription Web Address to Outlook for the Web

  1. Login to Outlook at https://outlook.com/troy.edu.

     
  2. In the bottom left corner of the browser window you’ll see a row of icons. Select the one that will load your Outlook Calendars.

     
  3. To the right of the search bar and the “New” button, you should see the “Add calendar” link. Select this link to continue.

     
  4. From the drop-down list that appears, select “From Internet”.

     
  5. In the next window paste the Calendar subscription web address that you copied earlier into the “Link to the calendar” box.

     
  6. Next, add a label for the calendar in the “Calendar name”. For example, if it’s the Academic Calendar you can simply label it “Academic Calendar”. This is the calendar name that will appear on your devices.

     
  7. Select “Save” to save this calendar to your account

At this point, you may logout and close the browser window. After a moment you should see the items from this calendar populate into your Outlook client and any devices that are connected to your Troy University Office 365 account that can display your calendars.

These calendars are read-only. You will not have the ability to change or delete these items. If you’d prefer to remove a calendar, you may return to your account and delete it from the list of calendars.

If you observe any inaccurate dates, please submit a Helpdesk ticket to notify us.

Details

Article ID: 84615
Created
Fri 8/9/19 11:05 AM
Modified
Tue 2/18/20 10:43 PM