UW Geography Calendaring System

The Department of Geography uses Google Calendar to schedule people and resources such as rooms and conference room equipment.

For information on equipment reservations, please click here.
Please scroll down below the calendars for information about how to subscribe to a particular calendar







Using the Calendaring System

Setting up your account

If you have not already set up your UW Google Apps account, go visit this page where you can manage your UW NetID.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Google Apps.
  2. Agree to terms.
  3. *Don’t change deskmail email to Google.
  4. Use your email ending in ““, not: ““.
  5. Leave or modify your name as it will appear in Google Apps.
  6. Use your UW NetID password.
  7. Navigate to Google Calendar.
  8. Setup your account for UW SOART use.

Once your UW Google Apps account is established, you can view the room schedules on the embedded calendars above. You can click on an event to see its basic information, and you have the option to select More Details to see all the information associated with a booking. To make a new booking, you will need to log in to Google Calendar.

Geography Google Calendar IDs

These calendars have been shared out with appropriate access rights where applicable (i.e., see and make changes) for staff and faculty to make their own reservations for these rooms and equipment. Before they will show up when you log into Google Calendar, you need to add them. On the lower left of the Google Calendar page, there is a section called "Other Calendars" with a box that says “Add a Coworker’s Calendar”. Enter the appropriate email address from the table below for the calendar(s) you wish to view.

Collaboratory (SMI 415C)
Sherman Lab
Smith 409 – Seminar Room
Starlight Room
Laptop Checkout
Projector Checkout
Grad Shared Office
(SMI 424)
Events Click here to view Events Calendar

If you find yourself unable to view a calendar, or can view the calendar but not create new bookings, please email for assistance. Current graduate students may contact the Director of Academic Services at for room reservation needs.

Sharing Your Calendar with other Geography staff/faculty

  1. Log into your UW Google Calendar –
  2. Go to this icon at the top right of your browser window.
  3. Click and select –> Calendar Settings > Calendars.
  4. Click “Shared: Edit settings” corresponding to your calendar.
  5. Under “Share with specific people” paste (or type) into the “Person” box (it will say “Enter email address”) email addresses of users you wish to share your calendar with (using the “” form, not: “”), in a comma-delimited string.

Additional Details

  • Permissions settings are most likely set to “See All Event Details” by default, and that is what you want generally. Click “Add person” and then click “Save.”
  • Miscellaneous Google Calendar operations: importing events using .csv, .ics, and .vcs files.
    • People commonly create and share events using .csv, .ics, and .vcs files. To import such events:
      • In the left navigation, in the Other Calendars box, click Add, then select Import Calendar.
      •  Choose File (note that it says it does CSV and ICS, but it will do VCS as well.
      • Pick the calendar you decide to import to.
      • Import.