There are several scenarios that necessitate an event with multiple date sessions.

1. Multiple sessions, independent of each other, as multiple events.

You offer the same event that happens on a regular basis, and registration happens to each event individually. This is the most common scenario.

To facilitate creating multiple, similar events quickly, use the cloning feature.

For example: Each week on Monday, you offer the same training workshop, and you want to accurately manage who attends each week’s workshop, and manage those attendees individually. Other applications include offering the same class on a regular basis at a yoga, art or dance studio.

2. Multiple sessions, independent of each other, as a single event; open registration.

You offer an event that consists of multiple sessions, which can be attended independently of each other, but registration happens to a single event at anytime, even after the start date of the first session.

Initiate the creation of a new event. In Step 1 - Main Details of the event, indicate the start date to be the date of the first session (starting time), and the end date to be the date of the last session (ending time). Then, in your description, simply outline all of the session dates and times for this ongoing event.

For example: An event that happens each week, for 4 weeks in May from 5pm - 8pm each time would have a start date of May 7 at 5pm; and end date of May 28 at 8pm. In this event description you would outline that attendees can attend any or all of the sessions: May 7, May 14, May 21, and May 28 from 5 to 8pm each time.

Be sure to leave the registration open until the start date of the last session to allow any new registrations to come in after the event has begun.

A possible drawback to consider of this method is that the automatic email reminders and feedback requests only happen once for the whole event, based on the start and finish date.

3. Multiple sessions, dependent on each other, as a single event; closed registration.

You offer an event, like a course, which runs over the course of a few days, weeks or months, and registration happens before the start, to the event as a whole.

Initiate the creation of a new event. In Step 1 - Main Details of the event, indicate the start date to be the first date of the event (starting time), and the end date to be the last date of the event (ending time). Then, in your description, simply outline all of the dates and times during which this event takes place, as a breakdown of the schedule.

For example: A course that takes place over 4 weeks in May from 5pm - 8pm each time would have a start date of May 7 at 5pm; and end date of May 28 at 8pm. In the course description you would then outline that the group meets: May 7, May 14, May 21, and May 28 from 5 to 8pm each time.

Be sure to leave the registration close date as the start date of the first session to prevent any new registrations after the event has begun.

You may also want to look at How to clone or create a recurring event?