Welcome to PlanIt Purple, Northwestern University’s online event listings. Built and maintained by Northwestern’s Office of Web Communications, PlanIt Purple is a central repository for events happening throughout the entire Northwestern community.

PlanIt Purple is an application that was collaboratively designed and developed by University Relations and NUIT to consolidate events listings from across the university into a single online resource for the Northwestern community.  The number of groups listing events continues to grow, and we are committed to improving the application. Throughout the year, we conduct usability testing that guides our priorities. If you would like to volunteer to help us assess PlanIt Purple, please contact us.

PlanIt Purple Terms of Use

PlanIt Purple is a centralized online calendaring/event service for events on the Northwestern University campus, provided by the Department of University Relations' Office of Web Communications.

The application’s feature set includes the ability to search events for active groups up to three years in the past and three years in the future.  The system suspends a group after eighteen months of inactivity. While PlanIt Purple retains these events in the system, it is not the authoritative database of record, and University departments and organizations should not rely on it for official archiving or record-keeping.  Units in need of a record-keeping function should maintain copies of their own records in-office.