Cornell Academic Calendar in iCal Format

Here is a download, courtesy of the Instructional Technology Office of the Cornell Department of Mathematics:

  • Due to changes in the iCal publishing model, a subscription link for 2012-2013 is not available. You can download the ics file, however. See below for details.
    • CU_Calendar_2014.ics: Cornell Academic Calendar in iCalendar format. You may also be able to copy the link to your clipboard and subscribe to it within your calendar program.

The Cornell Academic Calendar is no longer available for Oracle Calendar Users since Cornell no longer uses Oracle Calendar. The iCalendar format presented was also useful for iCal on the Mac, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla Sunbird and many other calendar programs.

I have massaged the information in the on-line web page file into an iCalendar file for my own convenience. The Cornell on-line calendar at http://www.cornell.edu/academics/calendar/ includes nuances of exact start times which are largely ignored here in favor of presentation as all-day or days-long events. I hope you find it useful as well smile

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Quick Overview:

The file presented here is an .ics file which can be directly used by iCal, and probably other software using the open iCalendar format. The file is available from:

You may need to right-click the link to save the file to your hard drive. Be sure you save it with an ics extension. On some systems the files will be recognized as TEXT (which it also is) and a recommendation may be made to save it with extension txt override that recommendation and save it with the ics extension. Once downloaded, you will have an .ics file which can then be imported into iCal for use as a private copy of the calendar.

Alternatively, you may be able to copy the link to your clipboard and subscribe to it directly from within your calendar program. Use this method only if you do not expect to want to customize the calendar further for your use.

Not sure whether Cornell Information Technologies has any plans to publish the calendar in this format. Meanwhile, enjoy!

More details:

You can access the official Cornell Academic Calendar page at:

On the Mac using iCal

Instructions will be generically similar for other platforms

Download for a private copy which you can customize further to your liking

  • You may need to Control-Click (or Right Click) to Save As... the link. On some systems the files will be recognized as TEXT (which it also is) and a recommendation may be made to save it with extension txt override that recommendation and save it with the ics extension. Once downloaded, you will have an .ics file which can then be imported into iCal for use.
  • If recognized by your browser as an iCalendar file, you may be prompted to open the file directly in iCal when downloading.
  • If not directly prompted to load into iCal, double click the downloaded file. You will probably want to open it as a new calendar, separate from any others you may have.
  • You now have a local copy of the Cornell Academic Calendar as one of your calendars in iCal.

Subscribe to the calendar as read-only:

  • Copy the link to your clipboard:
    https://twiki.math.cornell.edu/pub/ITO/CornellAcademicCalendarInICalFormat/CU_Calendar_2014.ics
  • Open iCal and choose Subscribe...
  • Paste the URL into the area provided
  • Customize the way the calendar is presented in iCal as desired.

Colophon:

For the 2011-2012 file I typed the entries directly into iCal, that's what computers are for, right wink

For the 2012-2013 file I typed the entries directly into iCal, that's what computers are for, right ;-]

For the 2013-2014 file I typed the entries directly into iCal, that's what computers are for, right frown


-- DickFurnas - 2009-08-18
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