Export and Import Google Calendar Events


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Moving events from any Google Calendar to UMD Google Calendar is a two-part process. The processes require the use of a Chrome browser, and selecting Calendar from the Calendar app in UMD Gmail.

Picture for selecting Calendar from Google Apps from Gmail

Export events

  1. Open the Calendar app from your UMD account.
  2. Click Options for the Calendar you want to move events from.
    Click Options for the calendar
  3. Click Settings and sharing for the calendar.
  4. Click Export under Import & export. Next, click Export under the list of your calendars under Export.
    Click Export under Import and Export, then Export under the calendar listing
  5. The calendar will export as a *.zip file in the downloads folder.
  6. Unzip the file to expand the folders. 

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Import events

  1. Click Options for the Calendar you want to import the events into.
    Click Options for the calendar
  2. Click Settings and sharing for the calendar.
  3. Click Import under Import & Export, then Select file from your computer.
    Select Import then Select the file from your computer.
  4. Select the *.ics file from the calendar that you wish to import from (this is from the expanded zip file).
    Select the calendar from the unzipped file
  5. Select the Calendar that the imported events will be transferred.
    Select the calendar you want to import into
  6. Click Import.
  7. You will receive the message that the events have been imported.

For further information, contact the Service Desk by email at itsupport@umd.edu or call 301.405.1500.

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