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Groups and Departments

Using the optional Groups and Departments fields can help you better market your events. Only Department officers can see the field on the event submission form and assign an event to the Department. Anyone can assign an event to any one Group. Only one Group or Department may be assigned to each event. However, an event can have multiple Sponsors.

Any user who logs into the calendar can elect to follow your Group or Department. This allows the user to receive notifications any time your Group or Department adds an event. This also allows the Group or Department to send out a newsletter to all of their followers. You can choose to automatically grant access to all of these requestors, or selectively grant access. Regardless of your choice, ALL of your events will be public.

For our purposes, we will distinguish between Groups and Departments as follows:

  • Groups: A group is a student-oriented organization officially recognized by and registered with Student Life or sponsored by an MU department. Approval is at the discretion of Web Communications.
  • Departments: A Department is faculty- and staff-oriented. Each department must have at least one officer who is trained and certified as a Trusted User.

A Calendar Administrator create a Group or Department, and out list might not include every entity on campus. If you need us to set up a Group or Department in order to properly use the calendar, please fill out this form.