Subscribing to a Calendar

Did you know you can subscribe to any office/departmental Carleton event calendar? It's easy to do!

Google Calendar

  1. Go to the calendar in question
  2. Find the link "Subscribe (Google)" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click (or tap) the link. A new window should open in your browser with a prompt to add the calendar to your Google Calendar.
  4. Rename the calendar. The calendar will be created with a URL as its name, which is not very friendly. To fix this, click on the small triangle to the right of the newly added calendar and choose "settings", then rename the calendar to something useful to you (like "LTC" if it is the LTC's calendar).

Desktop calendar software (Outlook, Apple iCal) and Mobile Device calendars (iPhone, iPad, Android)

  1. Go to the calendar in question
  2. Find the link "Subscribe (Desktop)" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click (or tap) the link. Your desktop calendar software should launch and add the Carleton event calendar to its subscriptions. If this does not work, you likely do not have your device configured with a default desktop calendar client. Contact the Help Desk at x5999 for help configuring a desktop calendar client.

Other web-based calendar software (Yahoo Calendar, Etc.)

  1. Go to the calendar in question.
  2. Find the link "Download Events" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Right-click on the link (or control-click, if you have a one-button Mac) to bring up a menu.
  4. Copy the link:
    • Firefox: "Copy Link Location"
    • Safari: "Copy Link"
    • Internet Explorer: "Copy Shortcut"
    • Chrome and Opera: "Copy Link Address"
  5. Go to your calendar program and add a subscription using the link you just copied. This option is called different things in different calendar tools. Here's how to do it in Google Calendar:
    1. At the bottom of the left-hand calendar list, look for "Other Calendars" and click on the small down-arrow next to it.
    2. Choose "Add by URL"
      Google Calendar Add by URL
    3. Paste in the web address you copied earlier
    4. Click "Add Calendar." The calendar will be added to the "Other Calendars" section.
    5. You can change the title, turn on/off viewing, and change the color of that calendar through the small down-arrow next to it.