Microsoft Bookings for Princeton
Microsoft Bookings is the ideal scheduling tool for student advising, office hours, coaching, reservations, and more.
Functionality that will benefit you:
- Self-service 24/7 to eliminate the wait
- Set availability in advance
- Sync with Outlook Calendar
- Request specific information at time of booking
- Provide specific instructions
- Set custom reminders/notifications
- In-person and virtual meetings
- Offer multiple services from same booking page/URL
- Manage your calendar from anywhere using mobile app
What is Bookings?
Microsoft Bookings is a robust online scheduling tool included in Princeton's Microsoft portal. It supports the calendaring needs of faculty and staff who wish to manage their time and connect with others across campus.
Bookings allows users to set up calendars and manage availability for themselves or those they support, so that others can book appointments with them efficiently.
The Bookings calendar can stand alone or integrate with your Outlook calendar.
Why use it?
- Bookings is a suitable alternative to Princeton's retired system "WASE" (Web Appointment Scheduling Engine).
- Princeton University licenses and supports Bookings for all faculty and staff.
- Provides a digital scheduling solution to those who wish to book time with you or those you support, stripping away manual entries and cancellations.
- Provides availability to both internal and external colleagues, allowing them to schedule a time for a meeting, event, or service you provide.
- With the help of self-service and automatic notifications, you can reduce the number of no-show appointments
Who can use it?
At no cost to your department, Bookings is included in Princeton's Microsoft portal and is available to Princeton faculty and staff with an Exchange account. Users must be signed into the Microsoft portal with their unique Princeton NetID and Password.
Gmail accounts are not configured to use this Microsoft product. However, students do not need access to Bookings in order to see/book time with faculty and staff who share a link to their Bookings calendar.
Please note: The use of Service Accounts in Bookings is currently under assessment and may be approved on a case-by-case basis.