Adding an Event Request through the Open Entry Submission Form

How to Submit an Event

  1. Complete the form provided. Certain fields on the open event submission form are required and some are optional. Any field that is marked with an asterisk (*) is a required field and must be completed before you can finalize your event submission. Other details regarding each field are noted below.

    Event Submitted By
    Any information entered in this area is for event processing only and will never be displayed with the Calendar event details if approved for posting.

    • *First Name: This field supports up to 50 maximum characters.
    • *Last Name: This field supports up to 50 maximum characters.
    • *Email: This field supports up to 100 maximum characters. Be sure to check your email address carefully so that a Calendar administrator can contact you if there is a question with your event submission.

    Event Information

    • *Event Name: This field supports 100 maximum characters.
    • *Event Categorization: You may select one Category or Category/Subcategory from the provided drop-down list. If your event is approved it will automatically display on the master list but will only display in the chosen Category (Category/Subcategory) if a specific search is done for events in that Categorization.
    • *Event Description: This field supports 1,000 maximum characters. HTML can be entered within this field. You can also enter a hypertext link in this field using "http://", "https://" or "www." and the hypertext link will be automatically created for you once the event is approved and posted live to the Calendar.
    • Upload Attachment: You may browse and upload an attachment file that will display as a link within the event details screen on the Calendar. The attachments can be any of the following document types: .doc, .xls, .wav, .wmf, .wma, .jpg, .gif, .pdf, .avi, .mp3, .ram, .qt and .swf. *NOTE: Attachments cannot exceed 5 MB.
    • Attachment Link Text: This text field allows you to enter text that will serve as the link that a Visitor sees on the Calendar event details. Visitors will be able to select this link in order to download/open the attachment file. The Attachment link text is required if you choose to add an attachment. This field supports 75 maximum characters.
    • Event Location: You may select a location for your event. There may be up to three levels of locations for selection: Main Location/Building/Room. Select the location from the drop-down selections available. If you do not see your event location listed, do not make a selection and enter your location in another appropriate field for consideration by the Calendar administrator.

    Event Schedule
    The only information required for the event schedule is the start date. All other fields are optional for selection.

    • *Start Date: You may select from the drop-downs provided for month, day and year.
    • *End Date: This field will automatically default to the date selected to start the event. You may choose a different end date if your event spans across multiple days. You may select from the drop-downs provided for month, day and year.
    • All Day: You may use this checkbox if you would like to designate that your event is an "All Day" event and has no specific start or end time.
    • Start Time: If you would like to designate a start time for your event, you may select the appropriate hour and minutes from the drop-downs provided.
    • End Time: If you would like to designate an end time for your event, you may select the appropriate hour and minutes from the drop-downs provided.
    • Repeat Schedule: If your event is part of a recurring series and follows a specific pattern, you may select that recurring pattern from this drop-down.
    • Number of Occurrences: If you have selected to repeat your event, you will be required to select the number of repeating occurrences you would like for your event series. As you change this selection, the Calendar submission form will show you the date of the last occurrences in your series.

    Contact Information
    This information is required to designate the contact person for any questions or additional information related to this event. This information will be displayed along with the event details to any visitor viewing your event.

    • Name: This field supports 100 maximum characters.
    • Phone #: This field supports 20 maximum numeric characters.
    • Email Address: This field supports 100 maximum characters.

    Other Information

    • Admission Information: This field supports up to 255 maximum characters. HTML can be entered within this field. You can also enter a hypertext link in this field using "http://", "https://" or "www." and the hypertext link will be automatically created for you once the event is approved and posted live to the Calendar.
    • Ticket Order URL: This field supports up to 255 maximum characters. HTML can be entered within this field. You can also enter a hypertext link in this field using "http://", "https://" or "www." and the hypertext link will be automatically created for you once the event is approved and posted live to the Calendar.
  2. Once you have completed the necessary event information, click the "SUBMIT" button to finalize your entry and see a preview of your event details.

  3. Review your event preview. If you would like to make changes to any of the information, click the "BACK" button at the bottom of the preview screen. If you are ready to finalize your event submission, click the "SUBMIT" button.

  4. You will then see a confirmation screen that your event has been successfully submitted for consideration. Please print the final confirmation screen for your records. You will also receive an email confirmation with the event details submitted. Please be sure to keep a copy of this confirmation email since it will include a link to withdraw your event submission if you need to in the future.

    The event will be reviewed by the appropriate Calendar administrator(s) and you will be notified via email once it is approved or denied for inclusion on the Calendar.

Withdrawing your Event from the Calendar
You may withdraw your event request from consideration at any time. You must have a copy of your original confirmation email in order to perform the automated withdraw option. Click the link included in your confirmation email and you will be asked to confirm that you want to withdraw the event. Click "Yes" to confirm the withdraw/delete action or "No" to exit out of the withdraw option.