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 Apple Calendar (nee iCal) publishing model, a subscription link is not available. You can download the ics file, however. See below for details.
  • CU_Calendar_2016.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.
  • CU_Calendar_2017.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.

I have massaged the information in the on-line web page at:

into an iCalendar file for my own convenience. You may find it useful as well smile
N.B. The 2016 Calendar is from data as found on 13 August 2015 and as stated on the page: This calendar may be subject to modification and is not legally binding. N.B. The 2017 Calendar is from data as found on 29 May 2016 and as stated on the page: This calendar may be subject to modification and is not legally binding.

Cornell also has a page at:

from which you can create a custom Cornell event calendar to which you can subscribe in a variety of formats.

Table of Contents

Quick Overview:

The file presented here is an .ics file which can be directly used by Calendar (nee 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 Calendar 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 own use.

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_2016.ics for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
  • Copy the link to your clipboard:
    https://twiki.math.cornell.edu/pub/ITO/CornellAcademicCalendarInICalFormat/CU_Calendar_2017.ics for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
  • 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 2015-2016 file I typed the entries directly into Calendar on my Mac.

For the 2015-2016 file I again typed the entries directly into iCal. As with last year, typing it in was easier than trying to customize the searchable events page to the limited list of events found on the Academic Calendar Page. Using the search string Academic Calendar was close though...

For the 2014-2015 file I typed the entries directly into iCal, that's what computers are for, right? I suppose I might have used the searchable events page, but the default gave me waay more than I wanted..

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

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

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


-- DickFurnas - 2009-08-18
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