In the modern world, it is much more efficient to share information online, instead of contacting people individually. The University offers two different options for setting up department websites:
NOTE: Owners and editors of all University websites are required to complete Basic Web Accessibility training before a request for a website can be submitted. Sign up for training on the TLT website.
Content Management System
The University maintains a Content Management System (CMS) that makes managing websites easier. The CMS allows you to use templates to quickly build and edit websites. The system is managed by the Office of Marketing & Communications.
To use the CMS, you will need to make a request to your Dean or Vice President, who will then take the request to the Executive Director of Marketing & Communications.
Self- Managed Hosting
If you would like to design your website from scratch, OIT offers space on our Windows web server. These servers allow for websites coded:
For security reasons, PHP is not supported as a programming language on these servers.
OIT does not provide training on how to develop a website. Many departments who chose this option for their website employ an in-house web developer. If you would like to set up a department website using this method, please contact the OIT Support Center.
Instructions for connecting to your department website can be found here:
The office of Marketing and Communications offers the option to host a blog or website that utilizes Umbraco. Umbraco is a content management/blogging system ideal for groups that want to share news and events.
Faculty and Staff may request access to Pack Pages on the Pack Pages site.
Please note: All content posted online related to the University must be made accessible. Owners and editors of all University blogs and websites (including content on Pack Pages,) are required to complete Basic Web Accessibility training yearly. You can sign up for training on the TLT website.