University of California, Riverside

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Project Details:

When the redesign of the main UCR website, also known as the “Umbrella site,” went live, it was the latest step in the campus’ efforts towards creating an integrated marketing plan to promote UC Riverside to the world. This plan ties together Web, print, signage and other publications to create a unified messaging system.

The site, consisting of more than 200 pages, was built completely from scratch. Taking input from the campus integrated marketing plan and campus constituents, the site was built in phases: sections of content were written and vetted, moved to the design phase, vetted again, then published. When the entire site was finished, it was launched.

The site took a total of 235 days to build, from the content organization kick-off meeting on October 30, 2007 to the launch on June 20, 2008.

Running in the campus’ content management system (CMS), the site features integration with the campus events calendar. The content is geared towards external audiences, but accessibility to resources and information for internal UCR audiences is maintained.

The site was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Division VII with the 2008 Award of Excellence Gold Medal for outstanding website communications. It was also lauded as the Noteworthy Site for August, 2008.


UCR Main Website

Project Type:

Web brand development, full website design

Production Time:

Oct. 30, 2007 to June 20, 2008

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Web Development
1156 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-6397 (951) UCR-NEWS
Fax: (951) 827-5008

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