COPE Calendar FAQ: What is the difference between an announcement and an event?


Announcements appear at the top of the MSU Today email and provide information that does not include a specified time and physical location. Examples of announcements include:

  • calls for volunteers or nomination,
  • deadlines for applications,
  • registrations or RSVPs;
  • scheduled maintenance on MSU grounds or by UIT and
  • announcements of faculty, staff appointments or honors.


Events are activities that will occur at a specified time and location. Events include lectures, concerts, receptions, and exhibit openings that would be of interest to MSU faculty and staff. Events may also include activities that will create a large presence on campus by non-MSU entities.

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