The Boston College Events Calendar is a centralized resource useful for promoting campus lectures, discussions, concerts, seminars, performances, and other events organized through the University community.
To enter an event, BC community members can click “submit an event” on the BC events webpage and specify the event name, description, location, and time. Multiple filters such as event type and audience type can be added to sort the event. By selecting a web filter, events will automatically appear on the school, department, or office website for increased visibility.
The calendar software, Localist, provides a platform where events can be searched, sorted, and showcased. Members of the University community or visitors can view listings of events by a specific day, week, school, or interest.
“Localist is exactly the easy-to-use, centralized, web-based calendar tool that the University has sought for years,” said Brock Dilworth, managing director of creative services in the Office of University Communications, which maintains the events calendar.
“The more people that use it, the more useful it becomes. Since the beginning of the academic year, 5,250 individual members of the Boston College community have visited the site either to enter or view events. An additional 9,500 people have visited from off campus, which demonstrates the added benefit of the calendar—showcasing to the world just how active and engaged this community really is.”
–Christine Balquist | October 2018