Tips to Look for in an Events Calendar Submission
The following tips have been provided courtesy of University Communications.
- Check for misspellings.
- If there are acronyms (i.e. OCA, CAB, DGWISE, etc), make sure they are spelled out somewhere in the description.
- 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.
- Include these must-have details:
- Start time and end time (if applicable)
- Location, including specific room number
- Contact name, phone number and/or email
- Keep event titles to 10 words or less.
- If an event requires tickets, include ticket price and where to buy them.
- If an event requires registration, include the instructions on how to register.
- 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.
- If an event has a related website with more information, include it.
- 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.
- Remember, the Events Calendar is for Drexel affiliated events ONLY!
- 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:
(Please note that choosing these categories does not guarantee approval.)
- 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.