Comet Calendar

Due to changes in campus operations, many events may be canceled, virtualized or postponed.
Please check with the sponsoring department to confirm event details.

Using the New Comet Calendar

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.

 

Account Settings:
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.

Social Connections:
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.

Notifications:
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.

Privacy:
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”.

  • Go to Comet Calendar calendar.utdallas.edu
  • Login to your account.
  • Select Places to Go from the right-hand column under the “Submit Event” button.
  • Find the location you would like to follow, click on it, and select Follow at the top right side of your window.

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”.

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Select Departments from the right-hand column under the “Submit Event” button.
  3. Find the Department you would like to follow, click on it, and select Follow at the top right side of your window.

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”.

  1. Go to Comet Calendar https://calendar.utdallas.edu/
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Select Groups from the right-hand column under the “Submit Event” button.
  4. Find the Student Organization or Group you would like to follow, click on it, and select Follow at the top right side of your window.

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. 

  1. Go to Comet Calendar https://calendar.utdallas.edu/
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see “Career and Professional Development” under “Topics” on the right side of the page, and then select it.
  4. Then scroll down and select “Undergraduate Students” under “Audience” on the right side.
  5. Now select your favored subscription method from the top of the page by selecting one of the icons directly below the dark blue bar (Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, or RSS).

Interacting with the Calendar:
I’m Interested:
Each event listing offers the opportunity to show you’re interested in an event and to invite friends.

  1. If you select "I’m Interested" on an event, the event is added to My Calendar in your personal Localist calendar. If it is a repeating event, you will be prompted to select all dates or specific instances.
  2. Once I’m Interested is selected, a “You’re interested” message will appear in place of the "I’m Interested" button. To remove the event, you only need to select change dates (recurring event) or not interested (non-recurring event).
  3. Then you will be added to the “People Going” box and will be listed on the People Interested roster found on the event’s edit page in admin.
  4. You will receive two emails:
  • Reminder: The day before the event, users who selected "I’m Interested" will automatically receive an email reminder to attend the event.
  • Review: The day after the event, users who selected "I’m Interested" will automatically receive an email prompting them to review the event.

By default, every event details page includes a Recent Activity section below the filter details, etc.

Inviting Friends:
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.