RSS feeds


Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format which can be accessed with "news reader" applications, embedded in blogs, and used in other ways. Our Events at Stanford RSS feeds currently use RSS 2.0.

Look for this icon:

Click on the orange feed icon on any Events at Stanford web page to access the RSS feed. We currently offer feeds for our featured events page, category listings, and individual organization pages.

How to access RSS feeds

There are a number of ways to access RSS feeds. You can install a news reader to manage RSS feeds, enabling you to view headlines from hundreds of different sources. After installing the news reader, you can add each feed by clicking on the feed icon. Some sites may designate RSS feeds with alternative icons that read "RSS", "XML", or "Subscribe."

An alternative to downloading a dedicated news reader is to use a Web-based news reader. For example, My Yahoo! users can now add RSS feeds directly to their personal page.

A listing of popular news readers is available from the News on Feeds website.

iCal feeds


iCalendar (iCal, .ics) is a popular calendar data exchange format which allows you to subscribe to a calendar and receive updates as calendar data changes.

Look for this icon:

Click on the ICAL icon on any Events at Stanford web page to access the iCal feed. We currently offer feeds for our featured events page, category listings, and individual organization pages.

How to access iCal feeds

A number of popular calendar applications on Mac and PC platforms support iCalendar (.ics) feeds. These include "iCal" on the Mac and "Outlook" on the PC. Stanford's new Zimbra intranet calendar also supports iCal subscriptions.

Google Calendar and other online calendar applications also support iCal.