COVID-19 Information & Vaccine Site Information
The University of Texas at Dallas is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). UT Southwestern Medical Center has opened a new community vaccine site on The UT Dallas campus.
Welcome to the new Comet Calendar. Here are some tips for ways to navigate the new calendar and help it work for you.
Learn more about how to personalize the Comet Calendar by watching the video below.
Once you have logged into the calendar for the first time, hover over the arrow button on the right side of the page and select “Settings.” Under Account Settings, you will be able to add a photo to your account, and additional (optional) information including your birthday, zip code, and gender.
To the right side of the Account Settings page, you will see the Social Connections menu. If you would like to use one of your social media accounts to login or invite friends to events on campus, please connect to your social media accounts in this section.
To adjust the how you will receive event notifications, simply select “Notifications” from the Account Settings page. You can set up notifications to let you know if a friend accepts your invitation to an event or if details change for an event you’re interested in attending. You can also set up reminders about the event.
To adjust who can see your activity on Localist, please select “Privacy” under the search bar from the Account Settings page.
Please keep in mind that it is helpful for event organizers to see attendees on events to gauge interest and engagement and for students to see friends that are attending campus events.
Customizing your Calendar:
Here are a few ways to customize how you will be notified about the upcoming events that you’re most interested in.
Subscribe to Events by Locations:
If you are only interested in following events that are happening in certain locations on campus, you can follow the steps below to follow “Places”.
Subscribe to Events by Departments:
If you are only interested in following events that are being hosted by certain departments on campus, you can follow the steps below to follow “Departments”.
Subscribe to Events by Student Organizations or Clubs:
If you are only interested in following events that are being hosted by certain Student Organizations or Clubs, you can follow the steps below to follow “Groups”.
Subscribe by events/event audiences/ or event topics (filtering):
By using filtering, you can subscribe to events by type, topic, audience, department or group. For example, if you are a current undergraduate student that is only interested in Networking events you would follow the steps below to subscribe to only those events.
Interacting with the Calendar:
Each event listing offers the opportunity to show you’re interested in an event and to invite friends.
By default, every event details page includes a Recent Activity section below the filter details, etc.
By default, every event details page includes an Invite Friends button. When clicked, a box will appear and prompt you to “mention this event to friends” on the Localist platform OR enter specific email addresses.
If the email receiving the invitation is associated an account in Localist, the individual will be prompted to sign in and the invitation will be available via the notification next to their account, which will take them to their My Calendar page.
If the email receiving the invitation is not associated with an account in Localist, the link in the email will take the individual to the event’s details page.