Add a calendar in Outlook.com or Outlook on the web

We use our schedules to keep track of more than just our own appointments and plans. We also use them to track school events, team schedules, and other activities. Instead of adding those events yourself, you can add them directly by adding calendars from schools, professional sports teams, TeamSnap, and even television shows to your account.

Tip: Not sure which Outlook you're using? If you sign in with a personal Microsoft account, then you use Outlook.com. If you sign in with a work or school account, then you use Outlook on the web.

Note: The calendars and options that are available will vary based on your location. If the calendar you're looking for isn't available by following the instructions below, see Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook.com for help adding other calendars.

After you've added a calendar, you can go to your calendar list and change the color, add a charm, or rename it by using the More More options icon menu next to the calendar.

To remove a calendar, go to your list of calendars in Outlook.com and select More More options icon next to the calendar, then Remove.

To edit one of your existing calendars:

  1. In Outlook.com, select Calendar CalendarAdd calendar Edit my calendars.

  2. Choose the calendar you want to edit from the list.

  3. Change the calendar name if you want.

  4. Customize your calendar with a color, a charm, or both.

  5. Optional: Share your calendar. For more information, see Share your calendar in Outlook.com

  6. Select Save.

To create a new calendar:

  1. In Outlook.com, select Calendar CalendarAdd calendar Create new calendar.

  2. Give your calendar a name.

  3. Customize your calendar with a color, a charm, or both.

  4. Optional: Add your calendar to an existing calendar group.

  5. Select Save.

In Outlook.com, you can import events from an .ics file to your existing calendar or subscribe to a calendar online and receive automatic updates (known as an ICS subscription or an iCal subscription). You can import calendars from websites or calendar programs that support the .ics file format, such as Apple iCal, Google Calendar, and Mozilla Lightning.

You can search the internet for lists of iCals. Websites for theaters, sports teams, and schools often have an "Add to calendar" link that you can use to download an iCal. Bing also has suggestions for calendars.

Note: Microsoft isn't responsible for the accuracy or content of any third-party calendars. We recommend that you review the terms and conditions before importing or subscribing to any third-party calendars.

For information about how to subscribe to or upload a calendar from a file, see Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook.com.

When you add a school calendar, you're subscribing to it, which means that your view of the calendar will be kept up to date automatically. The school calendar will be added to your Other calendars list.

School calendars include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and some preschools. The calendar information is provided by the schools. If you notice an error, please contact the school or school district.

Note: Currently, school calendars are available only in the United States.

To add a school calendar:

  1. In Outlook.com, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add a calendar.

  2. Select Schools.

    Enter a ZIP code to find schools in a specific area. Outlook.com will automatically find schools nearby.

  3. Select the district of the school that you want to add. Continue selecting to narrow your choice to the type of school, and then select the specific school calendar that you want to add.

Private schools are included, but because many of them group grades different than public schools, for example, kindergarten through grade 8 rather than elementary school, they might not be included in the group where you expect them to be.

Add a holiday calendar for a country or region. The holiday calendar will be added to your My calendars list.

To add a holiday calendar:

  • In Outlook.com, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add a calendar.

  • Select Holidays.

  • Select the holiday calendar you want to add or use the Filter to search for and then select a calendar.

Outlook.com can use information from your contacts to track birthdays. To learn more, see Add a birthday calendar in Outlook.com.

You can connect to your TeamSnap account and add your team calendars to your Outlook.com calendar.

  • In Outlook.com, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add a calendar.

  • Select TeamSnap, then Sign in to TeamSnap.

  • Enter your TeamSnap credentials, then select Log in.

  • Select a team to add.

  • Choose All events, No events, or Games only for each team.

Note: Events might not show up immediately. TeamSnap calendars are synchronized hourly. You can't edit TeamSnap events from your Outlook.com calendar.

Add the calendars for your favorite teams. When you select Sports, you'll see a list of teams around you and of national sports leagues. Sports calendars are added to your My Calendars list.

Note: This feature isn't available in all locales.

  1. In Outlook.com, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add a calendar.

  2. Select Sports.

  3. Choose the local team or sports league that you want.

  4. Select a team to add it to your calendar.

    • If the team or league that you want isn't shown, select Find more teams and browse to the sport, region, and team that you want.

Add the calendars for your TV shows. TV calendars are added to your My calendars list.

Note: This feature isn't available in all locales.

  1. In Outlook.com, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add a calendar.

  2. Select TV.

  3. Use the Filter to find a specific show, or browse by selecting your time zone > channel > and then show.

See Also

Working with multiple calendars in Outlook.com

Note: The calendars and options that are available will vary based on your location. If the calendar you're looking for isn't available following the instructions below, see Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook on the web to get information about adding other calendars.

You can connect a calendar from one Outlook.com or Google account to your work or school account. This lets you view and manage the calendar in that personal account when you're only signed in to your work or school account. It also lets you include your personal calendar events in your work or school availability for people in your organization who are scheduling events with you using the Scheduling Assistant in Outlook. For more information about managing your personal calendar in your work or school account, see Show personal events on your work or school calendar.

To add a personal account:

  1. In Outlook on the web, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add calendar.

  2. Select Add personal calendars, then choose a personal account to add. Enter your account's credentials.

  3. You'll see a message that tells you your account is being connected or that you need to authenticate that account. After the connection is complete, you'll see that your account has been connected and your personal events now affect your work or school availability.

  4. After you close the Add personal calendars window, you'll see your connected account in the navigation pane in Calendar.

After you've added a calendar, you can go to your calendar list and change the color or add a charm by using the More More options icon menu next to the calendar. 

Note: Adding a personal calendar doesn't give you access to email from your personal account. It adds only your calendar and adds it only to Outlook on the web.

To remove the connection between your personal calendar and your work or school account:

  1. In Outlook on the web, select Calendar Calendar > Add calendar Add personal calendars.

  2. Select Remove. Your personal calendar will be disconnected from your work or school account immediately.

To edit one of your existing calendars:

  1. In Outlook on the web, select Calendar CalendarAdd calendar >Edit my calendars.

  2. Choose the calendar you want to edit from the list.

  3. Give your calendar a name.

  4. Customize your calendar with a color, a charm, or both.

  5. Optional: Share your calendar. For more information, see Share your calendar in Outlook on the web.

  6. Select Save.

To create a new calendar:

  1. In Outlook on the web, select Calendar CalendarAdd calendarCreate new calendar.

  2. Give your calendar a name.

  3. Customize your calendar with a color, a charm, or both.

  4. Optional: Add your calendar to an existing calendar group. For more information about calendar groups, see Working with multiple calendars in Outlook on the web.

  5. Select Save.

To add the calendar for a person, group, or resource from your organization's directory to view the associated calendar:

  1. In Outlook on the web, select Calendar CalendarAdd calendar > Add a person's calendar.

  2. Type the name of the person, group, or resource.

  3. Select Save.

Note: You can only add the calendar for a person, group, or resource to your work or school account.

In Outlook on the web, you can import events from an .ics file to your existing calendar or subscribe to a calendar online and receive automatic updates (known as an ICS subscription or an iCal subscription). You can import calendars from websites or calendar programs that support the .ics file format, such as Apple iCal, Google Calendar, and Mozilla Lightning.

You can search the internet for lists of iCals. Websites for theaters, sports teams, and schools often have an "Add to calendar" link that you can use to download an iCal. Bing also has suggestions for calendars.

Note: Microsoft isn't responsible for the accuracy or content of any third-party calendars. We recommend that you review the terms and conditions before importing or subscribing to any third-party calendars.

For information about how to subscribe to or upload a calendar from a file, see Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook on the web.

When you add a school calendar, you're subscribing to it, which means that your view of the calendar will be kept up to date automatically. The school calendar will be added to your Other calendars list.

School calendars include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and some preschools. The calendar information is provided by the schools. If you notice an error, please contact the school or school district.

Note: Currently, school calendars are available only in the United States.

To add a school calendar:

  1. In Outlook on the web, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add calendar.

  2. Select Schools.

    Enter a ZIP Code to find schools in a specific area. Outlook on the web will automatically find schools nearby.

  3. Select the district of the school that you want to add. Continue selecting to narrow your choice to the type of school, and then select the specific school calendar that you want to add.

Private schools are included, but because many of them group grades different than public school, for example, kindergarten through grade 8 rather than elementary school, they might not be included in the group where you expect them to be.

Add a holiday calendar for a country or region. The holiday calendar will be added to your My calendars list.

To add a holiday calendar:

  • In Outlook on the web, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add calendar.

  • Select Holidays.

  • Select the holiday calendar you want to add or use the Filter to search for and then select a calendar.

Outlook on the web can use information from your contacts to track birthdays. To learn more, see Add a birthday calendar in Outlook on the web.

You can connect to your TeamSnap account and add your team calendars to your Outlook on the web calendar.

  • In Outlook on the web, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add calendar.

  • Select TeamSnap, then Sign in to TeamSnap.

  • Enter your TeamSnap credentials, then select Log in.

  • Select a team to add.

  • Choose All events, No events, or Games only for each team.

Note: Events might not show up immediately. TeamSnap calendars are synchronized hourly.

Add the calendars for your favorite teams. When you select Sports, you'll see a list of teams around you and of national sports leagues. Sports calendars are added to your My Calendars list.

Note: This feature isn't available in all locales.

  1. In Outlook on the web, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add calendar.

  2. Select Sports.

  3. Choose the local team or sports league that you want, then.

  4. Select a team to add it to your calendar.

    • If the team or league that you want isn't shown, select Find more teams and browse to the sport, region, and team that you want.

Add the calendars for your TV shows. TV calendars are added to your My calendars list.

Note: This feature isn't available in all locales.

  1. In Outlook on the web, go to Calendar Calendar and select Add calendar.

  2. Select TV.

  3. Use the Filter to find a specific show, or browse by selecting your time zone > channel > and then the show.

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