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Search Events

There are several ways to search events on PlanIt Purple. On the left side of PlanIt Purple home page, you have all the search options. These search options may be used as a single search filter, or with one another to help you find an event.

Search Events by Date

  1. Go to the PlanIt Purple home page (http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu).
  2. Under the On or After heading, in the calendar, click the arrow next to the current month. This will reveal a drop-down menu containing all 12 months.

    screenshot of calendar widget
  3. Choose the month where you would like to begin searching. The available events automatically change to reveal all events after the first of selected month.
  4. Next to the current year, click the arrow. This will reveal a dropdown menu containing the current year in addition to 3 years in the past and future.
  5. Choose the year where you would like to begin searching. The available events automatically change to list all events after the first of the month and year selected.
  6. Click the date that you would like to begin searching after. The available events automatically change to list all events after the date, month, and year selected.

Search Events by Keyword

  1. Go to the PlanIt Purple home page (http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu).
  2. Beneath the Keyword heading, place your cursor into the text box.

    screenshot of keyword field
  3. Type a word or phrase that best matches the event(s) you're searching for.
  4. Press enter on your keyboard or scroll down to the Go button to begin the search. The keyword search looks in the title and the description fields of PlanIt Purple Events.

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Search Events by Category

  1. Go to the PlanIt Purple home page (http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu).
  2. Locate the Category heading on the left column. By default, all categories are checked. To narrow the events by category, remove checkmarks next to categories you wish to remove from the results. You remove as many categories as you like.

    screenshot of category checkboxes
  3. Events that fall under the remaining categories will display automatically.

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Search Events by Invited Audience

  1. Go to the PlanIt Purple home page (http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu).
  2. Under the Invited Audience heading, locate the desired audience. Click the radio button next to the desired audience.

    screenshot of audience radio buttons
  3. The events marked with the invited audience of your choice will display automatically.

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Search Events by Location

  1. Go to the PlanIt Purple home page (http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu).
  2. Locate the Location heading. By default, all locations are selected. Remove checkmarks from the locations you wish to hide.

    screenshot of location checkboxes
  3. Events marked with the remaining locations will display automatically.

Note: To reset your search, click Reset button at the bottom of the page, this will clear all the filters.

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