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Website Redesign Project

As Radford University enters its second century, it has embarked on a project to reimagine its web presence. A University Web Strategy and Interactive Media team housed within Information Technology has been formed to support this vital project.

The Radford University website serves a variety of audiences and is often the first impression prospective students, parents, faculty and staff have of the institution. The community, state and national legislators, the media, alumni, donors and other constituents also visit and form ideas about the campus based on what they find. Additionally, the site is a daily part of the lives of the campus community.

The website redesign project seeks to create a consistent image for Radford University. Through words, images, site architecture, colors, fonts and key messages, the site will reflect who we are to its many audiences.

Project Milestones

2011

January 2011 - Launched the Core Radford.edu website, which included Admissions, Alumni Relations, News and Events, Student Life and Academics.

January 2011 - Began training users on using the content management system.

February 2011 - Launched the College of Humanities and Behavioral Studies and the Advancement Division

March 2011 - Launched the College of Business and Economics

May 2011 - Launched Student Affairs, including Residence Life, Student Activities, Dean of Students, Student Health Services, Student Counseling Servies, SAVES, Trio/Project Success, the Disability Resources Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

June 2011 - Launched the Waldron College of Health and Human Services

July 2011 - Began training users on Search Engine Optimization

July 2011 - Launched the College of Graduate and Professional Studies

August 2011 - Launched the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Science and Technology, and the Division for Information Technology

September 2011 - Launched the Division of Academic Affairs

October 2011 - Launched the College of Education and Human Development

2012

January 2012 - Began training users on content strategy and using analytics

January 2012 - Launched RU Mobile, a mobile application for Android and iOS devices

February 2012 - Launched the Division of Finance and Administration

June 2012 - Launched the new Undergraduate Admissions website, which was previously housed off campus

November 2012 - Launched the Student Government Association website

2013

January 2013 - Launched the first phase a fully mobile-optimized website

January 2013 - All official university websites eligible to use the CMS have either migrated or begun migration

February 2013 - Launched the final phase of a full mobile-optimized website

May 2013 - Completed migration of all official university academic and administrative department websites

See a full list of departments migrated into the content management system.