Outlook Calendar Tip of the Week - Accepting/Declining Recurring Meetings


Contributed by Tony Tabone

When a meeting organizer invites you to a recurring meeting (e.g., every Tuesday at 3:00 PM), be sure your initial response to the invitation accurately reflects your intention.

For example, if you cannot make the first occurrence of a recurring meeting but will attend future occurrences of the meeting, you should accept or tentatively accept the meeting invitation. Once you've accepted the invitation, you can then click on the first occurrence of the meeting within your calendar to decline that single occurrence, maintaining the accepted response for all other occurrences.

Declining the initial recurring meeting invitation will decline ALL occurrences of the meeting and remove them from your calendar.


Every week, ITS provides a tip or trick for using the Outlook Calendar.  Training on Outlook Calendar is available in the Technology Learning Center (Friends Hall 101).  

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tony Tabone at atabone@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1045. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.