Add UA Holidays to Exchange Calendar

Outlook 2013 and 2016 (Windows)

  1. Click the link to open the .hol file:
    Note: Firefox and Chrome users might need to right-click the link, select "Save Link As" and open the file from the Downloads folder.

  2. The "Add Holidays to Calendar" dialog box will open in Outlook. Check the box next to University of Arkansas. Click OK.
    Note: If you get a warning that a UA holiday set is already installed, do not install it again as it will cause duplicates.

University holidays are now listed beginning with "UA-" as all-day, banner events.

Outlook 2011 and 2016 (Mac)

  1. Open Outlook. From the ribbon, click Open Calendar or Open Shared Calendar. 

  2. Enter in the Search or User field. 

  3. Click and click Select. (In Outlook 2016, check the box next to the shared calendar.)

University holidays are now listed beginning with "UA-" as all-day, banner events.

Other Calendar Apps (Mobile)

To subscribe to university holidays on your mobile device or other calendar apps on your computer, tap or click webcal://

To download the calendar file directly, tap or click

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  1. Heather Frankenberger
    eCommerce/PCard Administrator
    9:52 am

    I downloaded the 2012-2013 holiday calendar for Outlook and it populated my calendar, but did not populate as 'Out of Office'. This time is populated those dates as 'Free'. Not a big deal as I can easily go through and change them to show 'Out of Office'. But that was a nice feature to have. Thanks.

  2. David Stowers
    Systems Analyst
    10:39 am

    The import facility in outlook does not offer that as an option unfortunately. The HOL file for Windows is a flat file consisting entirely of the following:

    [University of Arkansas 2012-2013] 18 UA - Independence Day, 2012/07/04 UA - Labor Day, 2012/09/03 UA - Thanksgiving Day, 2012/11/22 UA - Thanksgiving Holiday, 2012/11/23 UA - Christmas Eve, 2012/12/24 UA - Christmas Day, 2012/12/25 UA - In lieu of Veteran’s Day, 2012/12/26 UA - In lieu of employee’s birthday, 2012/12/27 UA - Charged to annual leave, 2012/12/28 UA - Charged to annual leave, 2012/12/31 UA - New Year’s Day, 2013/01/01 UA - Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday, 2013/01/21 UA - Friday of Spring break in lieu of George Washington’s-Daisy Gatson Bates’ Day, 2013/03/22 UA - Memorial Day, 2013/05/27

  3. Paula Ritchey
    Administrative Supp.Supervisor
    9:05 am

    Just wondering when the 2015-16 Holiday Calendar will be available.

    1. David Stowers
      Systems Analyst
      9:36 am

      It should be current now.

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