Add UA Holidays to Exchange Calendar

Outlook 2010 and 2013 (Windows)

  1. Click the link to open the .hol file:
    Note: Firefox 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 (Mac)

  1. Download the file by clicking this link:
    Note: Click Cancel if you are prompted to import to your "work" or "home" iCal calendar. 

  2. Open your Outlook 2011 calendar.

  3. Open the Downloads folder and locate the "calendar.ics" file.

  4. Drag and drop the file into the Outlook 2011 calendar.
    Note: If university holidays do not immediately appear, open the Mail view and click Send/Receive.

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

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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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