Welcome to the New Bucknell.edu!

We are thrilled to announce that the new Bucknell website is up and running! Communications is excited about the new design, content and structure, and we’re eager to hear your thoughts.

As you explore the site, please use the feedback form (located at the bottom of every page on desktop, and in the “More” menu on mobile or tablet) to share your comments or report technical issues. Please note: Faculty/staff listing pages are populated by data from Workday. To change staff information, please work with Human Resources to update Workday. To change faculty information, please work with the Provost’s Office to update Workday.

Also, you may notice some wonky results when using Google search for the next few days, until Google indexes the new bucknell.edu.

Remember, today is only the beginning of the new website. We’ll continue to release new features and content over the months ahead to improve the user experience. For example, in about a month, we’ll release dynamic new technology to make our online events calendar more robust and easier to use. Faculty and staff photos, information about labs and classrooms, and much more will be included in future releases — all of which we’ll detail here on the blog.

Want to make changes? Hold that thought. Throughout August, our web team must continue to focus on Bucknell’s transition to the new website and content management system. We kindly ask that you limit requests for updates to only urgent, time-sensitive changes that are critical to University business, such fixing broken links or correcting phone numbers. 

We’ll be in touch soon about changes to your pages. Please save non-critical requests for the meeting Communications will schedule with you. Every department will have the opportunity to meet with a Communications representative to review and discuss their webpages. This will be the time for you to request non-critical changes or new pages. We will contact you to schedule the meeting — you can find the month Communications will reach out to you to schedule a meeting here.

Compile your requested changes to share with us in advance of your meeting. Employees responsible for providing content/feedback for their department’s webpage should use this Google Sheet to compile their requests — please follow these steps:

  1. Make a copy of the sheet.
  2. Name the sheet, making sure to include the name of your department, and save to your Google Drive.
  3. Complete the necessary fields. Each department should submit one Google Sheet with requested changes, so please consult with other department members as needed.
  4. Share the Google Sheet with digitalcommunications@bucknell.edu at least three days prior to your scheduled meeting time.

Hey, my title is wrong! Employee information on the new website is pulled directly from Workday records. To update job titles, please contact Human Resources so they can make the change in Workday. If someone is missing or doesn’t belong on your Our Staff page, please contact Communications. 

We’ll be training some employees to update their own pages. Many faculty and staff have asked if they will be able to make their own changes to their webpages. This spring, we will train some employees in Drupal, our new content management system, so that they can update some of their own department pages. Stay tuned!

Do you have more questions? Please visit our collection of FAQs about the new website. Go to the “More” menu at the top-right of any page on the website. Choose “Faculty & Staff,” then scroll down. Information about the releases of new features and additions to the website will be posted in this blog as well as the Message Center. 

Finally, thank you! The creation of the new website involved input from students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents; collaboration with dozens of campus offices; and a great deal of patience from our University partners, particularly in the last seven months, as Communications focused its efforts on getting the website up and running. We appreciate your support and hope you like what you see. Use the website feedback form or contact us at communications@bucknell.edu with questions and comments. 

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