Monday, August 26th, 2019

New Semester, New Website!

We hope your semester is starting well — and that you’re enjoying the new University website. Thanks to everyone who has provided feedback. Your input is essential to helping us build the best possible bucknell.edu. Here are some quick updates: Page updates are still restricted. As expected, the web team continues to focus on a number of startup-related issues. Please remember that updates to pages are still limited to urgent matters that affect University business. What’s considered an urgent update? Changes such as uploading documents that are required by law to be posted; correcting office phone numbers or locations; fixing […]

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Monday, August 5th, 2019

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 […]

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

New Website to Launch Aug. 5

Get ready, Bucknellians! We are excited to announce that the new bucknell.edu will go live on Monday, Aug. 5. Our writers, web team and photographer are putting the finishing touches on the first phase of the new site for the big reveal. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect in the weeks ahead: The launch date is just the beginning. The website is being built from scratch, and it will take time to fully incorporate all of its features. More will be introduced in subsequent releases throughout the fall semester. We’ll soon share a schedule of additional phases. […]

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Countdown to the New Bucknell Website

Stay tuned for big news next week when we announce the launch date of the new website! We’ll also be sharing the schedule for rollout of additional pages this fall. After the launch, Communications staff will be meeting with each office this fall to review individual department webpages, hear your feedback, answer questions and discuss needs for future content. We’ll share the meeting schedule with campus next week. Remember, the initial launch is just the beginning of the new bucknell.edu. We’re excited to share the new website with you soon! In the meantime, you can catch a sneak peek of […]

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Video: Behind the Scenes of the New Website

What does it take to build a whole new website from scratch? Meet the Communications team that’s creating a better bucknell.edu! We’re writing and editing, shooting new photos and video, and putting it all into a smart, user-friendly structure in a brand-new content management system. Watch our new video to catch a glimpse of the process. Read website FAQs

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Restrictions on Updates to Current Webpages

While Communications continues to focus on building out the new University website, please note that we can make only the most critical, time-sensitive updates to the current site. Critical updates include information that is essential to University functions over the summer months. Examples include events, New Student Orientation, course registration, onboarding of enrolled students and new faculty, and fundraising. No new webpages can be created until after the launch of the new bucknell.edu later this summer. We will announce the launch date in the weeks ahead. Please wait to review your new pages after the first phase of the website […]

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Meet Shawn Preisz!

Shawn Preisz, associate director of web & digital communications, joined Bucknell in March and hit the ground running at an exciting time for bucknell.edu. As leader of the digital communications team, he is responsible for the successful implementation of the newly redesigned website. After launch, he will focus on maximizing Drupal, our new content management system, and will continually add features, functionality and integrations to support our bucknell.edu users. Shawn will also implement tools to measure and refine the effectiveness of the new website as well as other technologies utilized by the communications team. With more than 20 years of […]

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Sunday, March 10th, 2019

New! Find Answers to Your Website Redesign Questions

There’s a lot happening in Communications as the website redesign continues. As we are busily writing and designing new pages in preparation for buildout, we recognize that you have lots of questions about your current page updates and content migration: Why are we creating a new bucknell.edu? Will all of the current pages appear on the new site? What about photos and PDFs? To help keep everyone on campus informed, we’ve created a new webpage with redesign FAQs and updates. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions at communications@bucknell.edu.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Progress Continues on Phase One of Website Redesign

Throughout the fall semester, Communications staff members continued to work closely with Bluecadet to finalize the new website structure for the summer 2019 relaunch of bucknell.edu. The team is refining top-level page designs, which are now in their final stages, with subpage work to begin soon. As our writers craft text that supports our By Way of Bucknell brand messaging, they are consulting with campus colleagues to ensure a collaborative effort and pages that are as effective as possible. The scope of the redesign project involves hundreds of thousands of moving parts in a limited timeframe. To allow Communications staff […]

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Web Design Partner Selected

We’re pleased to announce that following an extensive national search, the University has chosen BlueCadet to redesign the bucknell.edu website. Established in 2007, Bluecadet is an award-winning digital agency that creates world-class websites, mobile apps, interactive installations and immersive environments. The agency, which has offices in New York and Philadelphia, collaborates with leading museums, cultural institutions, universities and nonprofit organizations. Its higher education clients include Harvard, Temple, Tufts and Penn. Bluecadet emerged as the clear choice in a competitive field of potential web partners, and we are confident that their vision for the website will distinguish the University’s online presence […]

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