University of Tampa Launches New Website

The www.ut.edu site receives a facelift; new site improves the user experience.

Published: Jun 6, 2011

On Monday, June 6, The University of Tampa launched its redesigned website at www.ut.edu. The image-rich website marks a dramatic improvement in the appearance, navigability and functionality of the University’s website.


The development of the new website was coordinated by the Office of Public Information and Publications, in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology. A committee with representatives from academic, student affairs, admissions, alumni affairs, information technology and administrative areas drove the redesign, a process that began more than a year ago.
 

“We recognize that the website is many people’s first impression of UT, and that an attractive and functional website is critical to maintaining our competitive position and spurring interest in the University,” said Eric Cardenas, director of public information and publications.

New features to note in the redesigned site include:  

Breadcrumbs

PDF resource boxes

Image galleries throughout

Related news stories box

Call out boxes for feature information

Custom menus for each section

Searchable online faculty directory

 

The launch of the website coincides with a redesign of the UT alumni magazine, UT Journal, and the implementation of a licensing program to promote and protect UT’s logos and marks.

UT’s website had last been redesigned more than six years ago. The new site was designed in-house, and UT partnered with the Chicago-based firm WSOL for development assistance.