Internet & Online Communications

Pacific University strives to utilize online communications to connect with Pacific's diverse audience base. We also work to continually increase the consistency of our Internet presence. To help achieve this mission, we assist in educating and supporting faculty, staff and students regarding the Internet and the ways in which it can increase communications and enhance productivity.

The Office of Marketing & Communications maintains the overall style and presentation of the University website, All of our content sits on the University server and all of our webpages are created within our branded template and our online standards.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the main Pacific website, please email for assistance.

Web Standards
If you are responsible for updating webpages on the Pacific University website, you will use the web standards found within our Brand Standards (PDF). Our web standards help us maintain a consistent and professional web presence.

Managing Webpages
Each office, department, major, school, college, program, center or institute with webpages on the main University website is responsible for basic upkeep of content on the pages corresponding to that area.

Web Content Management Access
To request access for a representative from your office to edit these webpages, please fill out and submit the Web Editor Authorization Form (PDF) to MarCom.

Adobe Contribute
Adobe Contribute is the University-approved page editing software for Pacific web contributors. MarCom provides a set of resources to assist with Contribute setup and learning to use the program, which you will find below. Learning how to use the software is up to each individual.

Web Editor and Adobe Contribute Set Up

Web Editor Authorization Form

Contribute Setup (Video)

Contribute Setup (PDF)

Adobe Contribute Basics

Working with Images (PDF)

Adding a PDF (PDF)

Creating a Page (PDF)

Adobe Contribute and Online Training Links

Adobe Contribute User Guide

Help and Support

Online Training

Online Forms

Contact us at to begin using online forms.

Email Marketing
If you send email to members of the Pacific community, in groups of 25 or more individuals with external email addresses, you will want to use our preferred email marketing system. By using the email marketing system that is connected to our database, you will help ensure consistency within our communication and integrity within our contact information. The email markting system is designed for external branded communications. To get started, please contact Advancement Services.

For information about crafting a successful email campaign, check out the following.
Best Practices (PDF)


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