Google Calendar Configuration


The Department of Geography uses ”’Google Calendar”’ to schedule people and resources such as rooms and conference room equipment.

Setting up your account

If you have not already set up your UW Google Apps account, go here:

Click Google Apps.
Agree to terms.
*Don’t change deskmail email to Google.
Use your email ending in ““, not: ““.
Leave or modify your name as it will appear in Google Apps.
Use your UW NetID password.
Navigate to Google Calendar.
Setup your account for UW SOART use.

Geography Calendaring System

Once your UW Google Apps account is established, all Geography staff and faculty will notice our self-bookable conference rooms (409, Starlight Room, etc.) in the sidebar
under “Other calendars”. If you do not see these shared calendars in your sidebar you can go to this page and subscribe to any of the available rooms you’d like access to. We
have 15 calendars available for viewing.

Geography Google Calendar ID’s

These calendars have been shared out with appropriate access rights where applicable (ie., see and make changes) for staff and faculty to make their own reservations for
these rooms and equipment. You’ll be able to see and manage your calendar(s) from anywhere including handheld devices etc. If you need assistance in using the Google calendar please be sure to ask someone who already knows how to use Google calendars and/or send email to

Sharing Your Calendar with other Geography staff and/or faculty

Log into your UW Google Calendar –
Go to this icon at the top right of your browser window
Click and select –> Calendar Settings > Calendars
Click “Shared: Edit settings” corresponding to your calendar.
Under “Share with specific people” paste (or type) into the “Person” box (it will say “Enter email address”) email addresses of users you wish to share your calendar with
(using the “” form, not: “”), in a comma-delimited string.

Additional Details:

Permissions settings are most likely set to “See All Event Details” by default, and that is what you want generally.
Click “Add person”.
Click “Save”.
Miscellaneous Google Calendar operations
Importing events using .csv, .ics, and .vcs files
People commonly create and share events using .csv, .ics, and .vcs files. To import such events:
1. In the left navigation, in the Other Calendars box, click Add, then select Import Calendar
2. Choose File (note that it says it does CSV and ICS, but it will do VCS as well
3. Pick the calendar you decide to import to
4. Import