Add UA Holidays to Exchange Calendar

Outlook 2010 and 2013 (Windows)

  1. Open the .hol file from http://downloads.uark.edu/exchange/OUTLOOK-UA2013.HOL.
    Note: Firefox users might need to right-click the link and select "Save Link As" in order to download the file. When download is complete, open the file.

  2. The "Add Holidays to Calendar" dialog box will open in Outlook.

  3. Check the box next to University of Arkansas and click OK.

  4. If you get a warning that a UA holiday set is already installed, do not install it again as it will cause duplicates.

The UA holidays are now listed in your calendar as all day, banner events. They begin with "UA-" to make them easily identifiable.

Outlook 2011 (Mac)

  1. Under the Outlook menu, click Preferences. Under General, make sure that Outlook is set as the default application for mail, calendars and contacts.

  2. Download the file from http://exchange.uark.edu/owa/calendar/holidays@uark.edu/U_of_A_Holidays/calendar.ics.

  3. Locate the "calendar.ics" file in the Downloads folder. Double-click to import the file into your Exchange calendar.

The UA holidays are now listed in your calendar as all day, banner events. They begin with "UA-" to make them easily identifiable.

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  1. David Stowers
    Systems Analyst
    08/17/2011
    3:46 pm

    You may have done it before the file was updated. The 2011 versions of the files should install Official holidays from July 2011-June 2012


  2. Heather Frankenberger
    06/07/2012
    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.


  3. David Stowers
    Systems Analyst
    06/07/2012
    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

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