Tips to Look for in an Events Calendar Submission

The following tips have been provided courtesy of University Communications.

  1. Check for misspellings.
  2. If there are acronyms (i.e. OCA, CAB, DGWISE, etc), make sure they are spelled out somewhere in the description.
  3. Do not use rhetorical questions (i.e. feeling green? Are you looking for housing?) People using the calendar don’t want to be asked questions, they just want the facts.
  4. Include these must-have details:
    • Start time and end time (if applicable)
    • Date
    • Location, including specific room number
    • Contact name, phone number and/or email
  5. Keep event titles to 10 words or less.
  6. If an event requires tickets, include ticket price and where to buy them.
  7. If an event requires registration, include the instructions on how to register.
  8. If an event description has a lot of text, break it up with paragraph breaks/ returns so it’s not one giant lump of text.
  9. If an event has a related website with more information, include it.
  10. FACT CHECK: If Drexel staff or faculty are mentioned in a description, make sure their name is spelled correctly! CLICK ON WEBSITES to make sure they are not broken links.
  11. Remember, the Events Calendar is for Drexel affiliated events ONLY!
  12. If you feel your event requires extra promotion, choose “University Communications” as the approving office.
    Also, choose “Select Multiple” in the category drop-down menu for your event. Then, choose one or more of the following categories:
    • Main Feature: Your event will be considered for the homepage of the University Events Calendar as the main feature.
    • Featured: Your event will be considered for the homepage of the University Events Calendar as one of three secondary features.
    • DrexelNow: Your event will be considered for the homepage of DrexelNow and also for the DrexelNow emails.
    • Drexel homepage: Your event will be considered for the homepage of Drexel’s official website.
    (Please note that choosing these categories does not guarantee approval.)