Add UA Holidays to Exchange Calendar

Outlook 2013 and 2016 (Windows)

  1. Click the link to open the .hol file: http://downloads.uark.edu/exchange/OUTLOOK-UA2016.HOL.
    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 holidays@uark.edu in the Search or User field. 

  3. Click holidays@uark.edu and click Select. (In Outlook 2016, check the box next to the holidays@uark.edu 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://exchange.uark.edu/owa/calendar/holidays@uark.edu/Calendar/calendar.ics

To download the calendar file directly, tap or click exchange.uark.edu/owa/calendar/holidays@uark.edu/Calendar/calendar.ics.

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  1. 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


  2. Paula Ritchey
    Administrative Supp.Supervisor
    06/16/2015
    9:05 am

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


    1. David Stowers
      Systems Analyst
      06/18/2015
      9:36 am

      It should be current now.


  3. Sandy Kizer
    Director of Technology
    07/14/2016
    2:43 pm

    where could I find a hol file for the UA academic calendar?


    1. Erin Griffin
      Content strategy/IA specialist
      07/15/2016
      9:35 am

      Sandy,
      Tech Articles does not have a calendar file for the UA academic calendar. The Office of the Registrar's website has several separate calendars for each session and semester, but as far as I know, there is no way to save them to Outlook.

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