Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings is an online scheduling tool and is part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. Instructors can use Bookings to provide their availability for office hours and allow students to book appointments. Staff can use Bookings to provide their availability to both internal and external colleagues and allow them to schedule a time for a meeting or event. Bookings can be integrated with Outlook calendar and Microsoft 365 email to send booking invitations and reminders.

Note:  Microsoft Bookings is NOT the same as "Bookings with me"Microsoft Bookings is designed for team or departmental use where you may have multiple staff and/or multiple services to offer.  Microsoft Bookings will create a new shared mailbox to host each Bookings calendar providing more scheduling options and features.  Where, "Bookings with me" works with your personal calendar allowing others to scheduling 1:1 meetings with yourself.  


Features and Benefits

Faculty and staff can establish specific hours of availability including:

  • duration of appointments
  • acceptable lead and cancellation times
  • automatic notification of booking changes
  • virtual meetings via Microsoft Teams


Available to

  • Faculty
  • Staff


How to Request Service

A license is needed to use Bookings.
All Faculty and Staff are licensed for Booking at no cost.

A license is not needed for students or others requesting an appointment in Bookings.
Click the "Request Service" button to the right for additional assistance.


Support Resources

Microsoft Resources:

For answers to commonly asked questions about the use of Microsoft 365 Bookings at Northwestern, visit the Northwestern IT Knowledge Base.

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