Calendar System Resources

The Humanities and Social Sciences Calendar System provides a way that members of the NC State community (anyone with a Unity ID) to advertise events on our college websites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a specific question? These are the most common questions users have about using the system.

  1. Go to the calendar where you want to submit an event.
    1. Example: English calendar (english.news.chass.ncsu.edu/events)
  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Submit an Event.

  3. Log in using your NC State credentials.
  4. Provide an event title, description, time/date, venue, organizer and excerpt.
    1. Note: These are required fields. 
  5. Select other calendars to share your event with. 
    1. Note: If you don’t want to share your event with other calendars, click Do Not Share

  6. Click Submit for Review.
    1. Note: If you are a calendar administrator, you’ll click Publish instead of Submit for Review.

Your calendar is part of your department/unit’s news website, which runs through WordPress. To manage the calendar, you’ll first log in to WordPress.

  1. Go to your calendar’s WordPress Dashboard.

    1. Note: Dashboards are accessible by adding the slug, “wp-admin,” to the end of your college calendar URL. For example: https://english.news.chass.ncsu.edu/events/wp-admin.

  2. Log in using your NC State credentials.

  3. On the left menu, click the Events tab.

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, click Events > Manage My Calendar.

  2. Use the Manage My Calendar view to edit, publish and delete events already on your calendar.

    1. Note: This view only shows events currently on your calendar.

From this view, you can manage published events in several ways:

  • View: View the original event page.
  • Edit: Edit the event information (title, description, etc.).
    • Note: Edits made to events that were submitted to your calendar will be reflected across all calendars that publish the event.
  • Reject: Reject the event submission (and remove it from your list, if it was not submitted directly to your calendar).
  • Email: Email the author of the event post.

You can also quickly check the status of events in the “Home Calendar” and “Submitted To” columns:

  • Home Calendar: The name of the calendar that the event was originally submitted to.
  • Submitted To: The list of calendars that the event was submitted to (or that have copied the event). You’ll see a check mark next to the calendars that have published the event.
  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, click Events > Manage My Calendar.

  2. Click Submitted for Approval to view events shared with your calendar.

    1. Note: Use this view to manage events submitted to your calendar by users and other calendar administrators. Submitted events will not appear on your calendar until they are accepted.



  3. Under the event title, click Accept to add the event to your calendar or Reject to remove the event from the list of pending items.

    1. Note: Should you choose to reject a shared event, the event author will not be notified.Once accepted, events will be published to your calendar.

From this view, other options include:

  • View: View the original event page.
  • Edit: Edit the event information (title, description, etc.).
    • Note: Edits made to events that were submitted to your calendar will be reflected across all calendars that publish the event.
  • Email: Email the author of the event post.

You can also quickly check the status of events in the “Home Calendar” and “Submitted To” columns:

  • Home Calendar: The name of the calendar that the event was originally submitted to.
  • Submitted To: The list of calendars that the event was submitted to (or that have copied the event). You’ll see a check mark next to the calendars that have published the event.
  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, click Events > Manage My Calendar.

  2. Click the Public Events view.

    1. Note: This view shows events published across all Humanities and Social Sciences calendars.

  3. To add a relevant event, not already submitted to your calendar, click Copy under the event title.



From this view, you can manage published events in several ways:

  • View: View the original event page.
  • Edit: Edit the event information (title, description, etc.).
    • Note: Edits made to events that were submitted to your calendar will be reflected across all calendars that publish the event.
  • Email: Email the author of the event post.

You can also quickly check the status of events in the “Home Calendar” and “Submitted To” columns:

  • Home Calendar: The name of the calendar that the event was originally submitted to.
  • Submitted To: The list of calendars that the event was submitted to (or that have copied the event). You’ll see a check mark next to the calendars that have published the event.
  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, click Events > Manage My Calendar.

  2. Click the My Submissions view.

    1. Note: This view only shows the events you personally submitted.

  3. Click Edit to edit your original submission.



From this view, you can manage published events in several ways:

  • View: View the original event page.
  • Edit: Edit the event information (title, description, etc.).
    • Note: Edits made to events that were submitted to your calendar will be reflected across all calendars that publish the event.
  • Reject: Reject the event submission (and remove it from your list, if it was not submitted directly to your calendar).
  • Email: Email the author of the event post.

You can also quickly check the status of events in the “Home Calendar” and “Submitted To” columns:

  • Home Calendar: The name of the calendar that the event was originally submitted to.
  • Submitted To: The list of calendars that the event was submitted to (or that have copied the event). You’ll see a check mark next to the calendars that have published the event.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please send a message to chass_webdev@ncsu.edu.