Working With Events

Events are created and housed in a separate, top-level Events site in Cascade. 

Individual offices, departments, and areas have a folder within the Events site; but all events created are part of a single, central calendar. Using the various categories and filters available, events can be marked for inclusion in filtered calendar pages and blocks and to refine search results on the main events page. The filters provide additional details to users as well.

Sample Event. Fields include Date, Time, Location Details, Pricing, Tickets, Office/Department Unit, Topic, Type, Audience, Contact Details, Social Share Icons, and Calendar Links. An event can be created by one department and housed in a single folder but can be added to more than one area using filters—causing the event to appear on multiple sites. An event can be a single occurrence or a recurring event. Recurring events are housed in a separate folder within each site's folder. 

Is your event postponed or canceled? Here’s what to do.

To Create an Event

First, navigate to the Events site. Go to the Dashboard, click the SITE menu in the top left, and select Events.

Navigate to your area’s folder, then to the appropriate year and month.

  • Note: if the event is recurring, you will need to select the recurring folder instead of a month.

Click the +Add Content button at the top and choose Event or Recurring Event. 

Please review the options for events (below) to create your event.

Event Sections and Options

Placement Folder
Where your event is located. This does not change the date that appears on the event, but it helps keep to the site organized. Events should be housed in the appropriate year/month folder unless it is a recurring event. Place those in your area’s recurring folder.
The title/headline to appear on your event.
The summary of your event. This will appear in calendar search results and in event previews.

Event Section

Is this an all-day event?
SelectYes for events that don’t have a set start and end time, and instead are all day. Once selected, the Start Date/End Date options will change to drop the time options.
Should this event repeat? (This option is only available on recurring events.)

If your event repeats, choose Yes. Once selected, you will see the recurring event options.

  • Repeat every: the interval days/weeks/months/years
  • Frequency: choose from days, weeks, months, or years; related to “repeat every”
  • End on: the date of the last recurrence


Event that recurs once a week for a month.

  • repeat every: 7
  • frequency: days
  • ends on: one month from now
Start Date/End Date
Click the small calendar icon to the right of the input area. Use the calendar to choose the date, and the up/down arrows to choose the hour, minute, and a.m./p.m. Simply click out of the window to confirm your choices.


Filters are applied to the event and you can use them to create custom event listings on the site. Site users can also search the events site, and use the filters (except for Office/Department/Unit) to refine their search to find events that match their interest.

Is this a featured event?
For use by the Digital Team. (Leave set to No.)

Multi-select. Mark or tag an event for an individual area, and/or multiple other areas. This field uses predictive text, so as you type the list will automatically show matches. Alternatively, the list is scrollable. Click to select an area to choose.

To remove a selection, click in the box after the selection and hit delete/backspace.

If you are looking for a filter that is not listed, contact Note that Office/Department/Unit is not an available search option or filter for users on the published calendar site.

All events should have at least one selection for this filter.

Multi-select. A way to categorize events happening across campus by their common topics, whether they are related to research, admissions, diversity, homecoming, commencement, equity and inclusion, or a combination of the available topics.
Academic Calendar
Only for use by the Registrar.
Single-select. The general location of your event, whether in Indiana, Northpointe, Pittsburgh East, Punxsutawney, or online/virtually.
Multi-select. Get specific with the type of event, whether it is a concert, workshop, exhibit, a Crimson Common Hour event, or one of the various other types available.
Multi-select. Choose one or more audiences; or, if none apply, choose None.

Location Details

Specific location information for your event.

Event Location and Link
Include the physical location and room number if applicable. For online events, you can add a Zoom or other link in the Link field. Note, this is not a registration field.


The main body content of your event. This is a rich-text area and can support images, links, rich text, and more.


This section provides multiple ways to include additional information for your event. Checking the box to the left of each section will add the item to your event. Be sure to fill in all required fields. If you don’t want to include a specific section, simply uncheck the associated box.

Tickets, Pricing, Other Details
There are multiple options in this section, allowing you to add ticket and/or registration information. (Please disregard the Map Marker; the Location section includes map/location information.)
Contact Details
Provide a name, phone, and/or email address for requesting more information. You can use one or all three fields. Simply leave the ones you don’t need blank.
Banner Image
While you can add images to the Content area, this provides a way to add a “hero”-style image to your event.


These options will be selected by default.

Related Events
Displays a selection of events that match your event’s filter options at the bottom of the page. You can choose “and” to show events that match exactly, or “or” to show events that match at least one filter.
Add to Calendar Links
Adds icons and links to add your event to a user’s Google, Outlook, Yahoo, or other calendars.
Social Share Icons
Adds social sharing icons for users to easily share the event on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or email.