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UTORschedule: Adding Information on Religious Observances

The University of Toronto comprises one of the most diverse campus populations anywhere; students, staff and faculty have a wide range of backgrounds, cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs.

This page provides instructions to add religious holy days to your UTORschedule Oracle Calendar.

For policy issues and related links please see Accommodations for Religious Observances at


To add this set to your Oracle Calendar, (UTORschedule), download the following VCS files for events in the given date range:

File name Date Range
religiousdays2005-2006.vcs September 2005 to June 2006
religiousdays2006-2007.vcs July 2006 to May 2007
religiousdays2007-2008.vcs June 2007 to June 2008
religiousdays2008-2009.vcs July 2008 to May 2009

If you already obtained the first file last year, you should not obtain it again this year--otherwise you will end up with duplicate events.

Save the file to a temporary directory on your hard drive; choose a location that you can find again. (If using Internet Explorer, you may see a dialog titled Unhandled File Type; click on the Save File As ... button.)


In Oracle Calendar, (UTORschedule), go to the File menu and choose Import Data.

An Import Utility dialog window will appear. Select vCalendar File and click Continue. When the Import vCalendar File dialog appears, make sure to choose the All option in the Period section. Click on the Browse button to locate religiousdays2006-2007.vcs or religiousdays2007-2008.vcs, then click OK to load the information into your calendar.


In Oracle Calendar, (UTORschedule), go to the File menu and choose Import Data.

In the Import dialog, select vCalendar file and click OK. Next locate the file religiousdays2006-2007.vcs or religiousdays2007-2008.vcs and click the Open button. In the resulting Import dialog (see picture below), make sure the Import All Entries radio button is selected.

If you are using the older version 4 software, the following additional dialog will appear; click the Add All button.

July 28, 2008 updated to remove all policy. Replaced with link to

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