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Calendar Migration

Access your Google calendar

Modify your Google calendar settings

  • Access your calendar as described above.
  • Click the Settings link at the top right of the page.
  • There are three tabs for modifying calendar Settings: General, Calendars, Mobile Setup.
  • After modifying any settings be sure to click Save.
Tab Description
General On the General tab you can set your default time zone, date format, time format; set the day of the week calendars should start on; and show or hide weekends.
Calendars On the Calendars tab you can add new calendars and edit your shared calendar settings.
Mobile Setup If your mobile phone provider is one supported by Google, you can enter your information on the Mobile Setup tab to enable phone notifications.

Create a new Google calendar

  • Access your calendar as described above.
  • Click the Add button in the My Calendars box.
  • Click Create a new calendar.
  • Enter information about the new calendar: calendar name, description, location, time zone, and choose your preferred sharing options. Do not publicly share calendars that contain personal information about yourself or others.
  • Click Create Calendar, see illustration below.

Import
Choose Create a New Calendar

Export calendar events

We will provide instructions for exporting calendars from the most commonly used calendar applications on campus and importing them to the Google Calendar.

Export calendar from Microsoft Outlook
  • Open Microsoft Outlook.
  • Go to File > Import and Export > Export to a file.
  • Select Comma Separated Values (Windows).
  • Select the calendar you want to export, save it to the desired location on your local hard drive, then click Finished. Remember where you save this file because you will need to find it again during the import process.
    NOTE: When exporting more than one year's worth of data, we recommend that you divide your calendar into multiple, one-year segments and export each file separately; otherwise, you may encounter errors.
  • Select the desired date range of events to export, then click OK.
    NOTE: The exported file doesn't support recurring Outlook events. Individual items will be created for recurring events that fall between the dates you've selected.
  • See instructions for Import events to Google calendar.
Export calendar from iCal
  • Open iCal.
  • Select the calendar you want to export. If you have more than one calendar, you will need to export each one individually.
  • Go to File > Export...
  • Choose a destination to save the file, then click Export. Remember where you save this file because you will need to find it again during the import process.
  • See instructions for Import events to Google calendar.
Export calendar from Microsoft Entourage

Microsoft Entourage can not export calendars. For Mac users needing to export calendar events you will first need to import the calendar into iCal, then follow the instruction above for Export calendar from iCal.

  • Open iCal.
  • Go to File > Import...
  • Select the button next to Import Entourage data.
  • Click Import.
  • When the import process in complete a new calendar is created in iCal named Entourage.
  • Select the Entourage calendar and follow the instructions for Export calendar from iCal.

Import events to Google calendar

  • Access your calendar as described above.
  • If you would like to import events into a new calendar, you must create the calendar first.
  • Click the Add button in the My Calendars box.
  • Click Import Calendar, see illustration below.

Import
Choose Import Calendar

  • Step 1: Select File - Click Browse. Find and select the file saved to your hard drive during the export process, then select Open.
  • Step 2: Choose Calendar - From the drop-down menu, select the calendar to which you would like to import events.
  • Step 3: Complete Import - Click Import.

Imported
Import Calendar Screen

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