Managing Group Calendars & Resource Calendars

U-M Google Group Calendars


Group calendars—for example, a unit vacation calendar—are created and shared by the owner as secondary calendars. 

Best Practice

We recommend that group calendars be created off of Shared accounts instead of individual accounts because calendars owned by an individual's account would be deleted when that person is no longer affiliated with the university.

Read about MCommunity Group Synchronization to U-M Google if applicable.


There is no set naming standard for these resources but we advise the owners to follow the same naming scheme established for Google resources.

U-M Google Departmental Resources


U-M Google resources are physical resources—for example, conference rooms or loaner laptops—that can be booked using the “Rooms, etc.” area in the calendar invite.

Create a U-M Google Resource

To create a U-M Google resource send a request to the ITS Service Center. This request will be handled by the Collaboration Team, as will any request to make changes to the resource calendar. Units can add other managing groups to their Resource calendar.

Resource Naming Scheme


Building-RoomNumber-other if needed
e.g. ArborLakes-Bldg3-1330

Departmental Resources:

Dept.Prefix-Specifics (Specifics are often in form of Building-ResourceName-number)
e.g. ITS-AL-Projector-1

Also See

Manage Resource Permissions

Last Updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017