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Create an event on Northwest's Calendar

This is a step-by-step guide to create an event in the University's Event Calendar

Adding Content and Different types of events

If it is your first time using Cascade, we suggest watching this overview then proceed to next step. If you need additional help feel free to reach out to the Web Team.



Login to Cascade CMS


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Navigate to Events site folder

In the top right corner of the website and click "Go to a Site" and scroll to or search "Events"


Click the Events folder as shown below:


After clicking Events, you will be directed to Events folder.


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Add Content

Note: If you want to add custom Image to your event then we suggest that you upload image first, before creating an event. You can learn more about adding and image here.

After navigating to the Events folder, click "Add Content" in top right of the workspace.


Then click "Events" folder.


Then select folder that corresponds with which year event takes place.

Note: For recurring events

  • If the event reoccurs every year (New Years Day, for example), select the Annual Recurring Event option.
  • If the event recurs in a given year (a weekly meeting for this semester, for example) select the corresponding year, then General Recurring Event.

  • Read a more in depth explanation of recurring events.


To add an image, select either Inv. Event Image or Recurring Event Image to place the image in the correct location. Learn more about adding images.

Next you will select a file that corresponds with the month the event takes place.



Fill out the form (aka data definitions)

Title - Name of your event. (include the sponsor in the title to improve searchability. For example, use "Career Services: Mock Interview Day")

Description - Short summary of your event. Limit to about 15 words. Description will be displayed as a summary of the event on the calendar home page, not on the event's landing page.


  • Specify Location - If the location of the event is not listed in the campus buildings or if the event needs extra details (like a street address) select the checkbox for 'Specify Location'. 
  • Contact Details - If you want to add name, phone number or email select the checkbox for 'Contact Details'.
  • Image - If you want to add an image to the event select the checkbox for 'Image'.
  • Custom Details - If you want to add icons, text or a link to the side bar of the event select the checkbox 'Custom Details'.
  • Learn more about the "include" options' settings.

Is this an all day event:

  • Yes - Select yes for all day events with no time.
  • No - Select no for events with a specific time of day.

Start/End Date - If you selected yes for an all day event question then you will only need to enter start and end date (month/day/year), but if you selected no then in addition to start and end date, you will need to enter start and end time of the event. (hh:mm am/pm) Hint: Click the calendar icon to bring up a date/time picker widget. 


Event description (Content) - Content written here will serve as body text and be displayed on the event landing page.


  • Category - Choosing right category will help users to find the event. In this selection, please select a category that best associates with the event. You can select multiple.
  • Audience - In this selection please select your audience and to whom your event you want be shown. You can select multiple.
  • Location - Please select if the event location is on campus building. If you need to add extra details then click Specify Location in previous section.
  • Forwarding-Push to - It is used to include this item on an Event panel of dept/office webpage.
  • Learn more about event filters and categories.


Submit and check content

After filling out the form, click "Preview Draft" button on top right corner. 

A preview of your event will appear. Check for any errors, select "Edit" to correct, if needed. Otherwise, select "Submit" button on top, then click "Check Content & Submit" button as shown highlighted in blue below:


Check Content will find any errors such as broken links, grammatical errors, etc. If any errors or mistakes are found use the check content wizard to correct them or go back and edit. Then submit the event with the check mark button.



After submitting the event click Publish in the action toolbar.


Leave all settings as they are and click Publish again.


That's it!

Congratulations! Your event will be published soon.

Note: Depending on the volume of requests in the publish queue, it can take a few minutes or even a couple hours for your event to finish publishing.