Calendar Comparison

Department Web Framework sites support two options for event calendars. We encourage departments to adopt the campus calendaring solution Trumba, because it integrates with other campus calendars and has more features to let end-users follow the calendar. Departments with complex calendars sometimes choose Drupal, because it is more customizable and integrates with other content throughout the website. The best solution for your unit will depend on how much flexibility you need in categorizing and displaying event information. 

Feature Drupal Calendar UW Events Calendar (Trumba)
Calendar appears on your website, matching the look and feel X X
List and month views X X
Slideshow or promo views X  
Includes academic calendar dates, like holidays and dates of instruction X X
Multiple people in your department can manage events on the calendar X X
Events are managed through the website, like other web content X  
Events are managed through an external site   X
Event submission form available (for public submission)   X
Event registration forms available   X
Events can be shown on other calendars, such as Seattle Campus or College of Arts & Sciences, via simple checkbox   X
Events are shown in MyUW for students in the program   X
No limit on length of event description X  
Custom categories for events X  
Custom landing pages/lists of specific types of events X  
Show events on profiles of related people X  
Show events on related fields of interest pages X  X (upcoming only)
Add multiple images, video, and audio to event pages X  
Users can subscribe to calendar via ical feed X X
Users can subscribe to calendar via RSS or Atom feed   X
Users can subscribe for email and text notifications about event updates and cancellations   X
Technical support provided by College of Arts & Sciences web team X  
Technical support provided by UW IT   X


Who is using which calendar?

As of June 2019, these are the calendars in use on department websites for public events. Please note we only have data for units in the Department Web Framework, and some units may use other calendaring systems for rooms, appointments, and other types of events.

Drupal Calendar:

  • Classics
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Political Science

UW Events Calendar (Trumba):

  • American Ethnic Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art + Art History + Design
  • Asian Languages & Literature
  • Cinema & Media Studies
  • Comparative History of Ideas
  • Economics
  • English
  • French & Italian Studies
  • Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
  • Geography
  • Germanics
  • History
  • Law, Societies & Justice
  • Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
  • Philosophy
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Simpson Center
  • Sociology
  • Spanish & Portuguese Studies

Google Calendar:

  • Linguistics