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New Website Project Announcements

2023-05-15 / by New Website Project Team

he New Website Project Team is excited to update the university community regarding several key milestones:

March 2023 Updates

2023-03-28 / by New Website Project Team

Content creators interested in additional resources for the migration process should visit their audit packet page, the migration information page, as well as the Web Services homepage for helpful tools and information.

February 2023 Updates

2023-02-24 / by New Website Project Team

The month of February has been productive for the New Website Project Team.

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New Website Updates

Project Overview

CWU Public Affairs is sponsoring a university-wide project dedicated to building a new website focused on providing prospective students with a streamlined online experience. The website is targeted to go live in September of 2023 and will focus on the recruitment of new students. The project team is collaborating on design, build, and implementation with the vendor Barkley. A new content management system will be implemented (Cascade will replace Drupal) , and there will be a shift to a new web hosting service along with changes made to search functionality. Additionally, the policy and procedures guiding website updates and management will be refreshed.

Project Status and Percent Completed

Project Status% Complete
Good: Project is on track.55%

Updates on Activities

Project kicked offMar. 2022Complete
Collect feedback on the current website and thoughts on the new website. (worked with stakeholders throughout CWU)Mar. - Jun. 2022Complete
Build a new website sitemap (i.e., how the pages are organized)Jul. – Oct. 2022Complete
Develop a content strategy, which outlines how information will be organized on key pages of the websiteSept. – Nov. 2022Complete
Design concepts finalizedOct. – Nov. 2022Complete
Build component and pattern librariesNov. – Feb. 2023Complete
Build page templates and homepageFeb. – Apr. 2023On Track
Update current website contentMar. – Jun. 2023On Track
Migrate content from current website to new websiteJun. – Jul. 2023Upcoming
University-wide beta testing of new websiteAug. 2023Upcoming
Go-live of new websiteSept. 2023Upcoming