Friday, August 12, 2016

What's Happening? A Look Inside the Expanded Events Calendar

When is Fall Break? Do we have classes on Labor Day? What's the deadline to apply for graduation?

I wish that Vol State had a calendar to answer all of those questions. Oh wait, they do? But I mean a detailed – oh really?

I wrote a few days ago about keeping up with all the latest news at Vol State (check it out if you missed it!) but did you know that you can keep track of school dates and deadlines months in advance?

While you may have seen the Events list on the main page, you might have missed the fact that you can click on it and open a whole new and expanded calendar. You can select your preferred “event type” in the menu on the left, but the default includes all of the school calendars.

Even more useful is the ability to set reminders! Sure, maybe you can remember that deadline two months from now, but we both know that two months worth of “life stuff” is probably going to push that date so far back in your mind that it’ll fall into the Jungian collective unconscious. Just select the event you want to remember, then choose how you want to be reminded.

So the next time you're wondering what's happening on campus, just check the calendar. It's that simple! This could have been useful to know on the day that I may or may not have shown up for classes on a holiday…

Gaynell Buffinet Payne is a writer, single mother, and student at Volunteer State Community College. She also blogs for Vol State's Returning Adult Learners.

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