SHU Website Redesign

October 2012

After months of intensive work, the Sacred Heart University Web team is excited and pleased to launch a new and updated website. Some of the changes and updates you will find include:

  • A stunning, interactive Virtual Tour
  • A bold new look and photography
  • Extensive use of photo galleries and video
  • Easier access to the site through desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone
  • Social Media Mashup
  • Interactive Map
  • A more robust Campus Life section
  • Easy links across the top of all pages to get to student portal and faculty and staff pages
  • Mega menus in the major sections making it quicker and easier to get deeper into the site

A project of this magnitude does not get done without a great deal of dedication and hard work. Thanks go out to my outstanding team – Kim Galiette and Caitlin Robles – who have been focused on this project for more than a year while continuing to maintain the day-to-day content of the site.

Kudos also to the entire web redesign committee, whose time, feedback and collaboration was invaluable in the development of the new site: Funda Alp, Alane Bikovsky, Renata Cioffi, Maura Coppola, Emily Dauenhauer, Tracy Deer-Mirek, Diana Fitzsimons, Emily Gillette, Frances Grodzinsky, Alexis Haakonsen, Michael Iannazzi, Mia James, Christopher Lavoie, Katie Nichols, Jamie Romeo, Julie Savino and Deborah Surbey.

Thanks also to the three students who helped us migrate content to the new site over the summer – Bradley Clawson, Phil Hammer and Tom Sheil – and a big thank you to the entire University community for offering suggestions and insights along the way.

The new website also incorporates the work toward a new Sacred Heart University brand that has been underway over the past year. You will be hearing more about the new brand in the future. For now, the most prominent piece of the branding project is a new SHU logo that debuts with the launch of this new website.

In the coming weeks, Web Content Management will contact individual departments about training on the new content management system.

Finally, as you visit the new SHU site, we welcome your feedback and encourage each department to enrich your pages with content. Along the way, if you find any broken links, pages, etc., please email sitefeedback@sacredheart.edu and include a link to the page where the error was found.

We hope you enjoy the new site!

Nancy Boudreau
Director of Web Content Management
 

>> Play Video of Our Sketching Session with New City, December 2011

>>Feel free to send us your feedback at sitefeedback@sacredheart.edu