Exploring the Website

We launched our new university website on Aug. 11, 2014.

The new site is mobile ready, with a responsive design that adjusts the size of the site based on the device. The website was built using Drupal, a state-of-the art content management system.

The university website is organized by audience, so it easy to find information of interest. Because this is quite different than our old website, we encourage you to explore.

Future undergraduate students and future graduate and professional students will find a wealth of information online about Pacific University, including undergraduate admissions and graduate and professional admissions.

While web content “lives” in one area, it is easily accessible by all audiences and is highlighted in all of the areas where it will be important to find. In addition, 60 percent of our website users rely on the search field to find information, and the search function on our new site is vastly improved.

Undergraduate programs are easily found in areas of study for future students and in majors, minors and pre-professional tracks for current students. Areas of study are searchable by college, by category, and in alphabetical order. Course information is also searchable.

Graduate and professional programs are viewable within all colleges. Detailed information about individual graduate and professional degrees are viewed within an area of study. This is also a big change.

Current undergraduate students, current graduate and professional students, and faculty and staff landing pages are in an area of the site called MyPacific.  

The faculty and staff landing page includes a news and calendar feed (replacing CANS), online tools, offices, policies and forms, governance and much more.

Our current undergraduate student landing page has academic information, a news and calendar feed, online tools, student resources and much more.

Our current graduate and professional landing page has similar tools, including all of the academic information geared to current students.

The utility menu directly below the MyPacific menu bar features the calendarathletics and more.

Alumni and parents also have areas to call home. Patients will be able to find clinics, and community members will be able to access the Early Learning Community. Many site visitors will be interested in the Libraries as well as our Centers and Institutes. And, making an online donation is still easy.

We have created online web management resources and tools for web editors and individuals throughout the Pacific community and these resources will continue to expand.

The new website represents the culmination of a discovery-to-launch process that began in November 2012 in collaboration with our digital partner and the Pacific community. More about that process can be found at Internet Strategies.

We invite you to explore the site.

Found something that appears to be broken or have questions? Please contact us as webteam@pacificu.edu.

Tammy Spencer
Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications