update to launch Fall 2019

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay user Pexels).

For the past year, a new website for has been in development. The cross-campus team that has worked on this project included representatives from “all divisions on campus,” including Institutional Advancement, the Center for Experience and Opportunity, and Admissions.

While working on the new version of the website, the primary goal was to make the site more intuitive and easier to navigate. A major change in the design is the focus on the mobile version of the website. With the increased likelihood that many people, including prospective students, will be accessing the website using their mobile phones, it was a priority to develop the mobile site first.

The website will also be used to highlight photos, videos, and stories from current students, with the goal to share more about students’ achievements and experiences. The Office of Communications and Marketing welcomes students to share stories that they think would work well to be featured on the new site.

The projected release of the new website is before the end of the current semester, Fall 2019, with the full site live before students leave for winter break. The new site has been designed with the intention to not only have a positive effect on users, but also to showcase “what makes McDaniel so special,” particularly for those looking for information as prospective students.