In a week, “UND.edu,” the online front door of the University, will be sporting a brand new look and improved functionality.
Tera Buckley, assistant director of UND Marketing & Creative Services, knows that the changes will be for the best.
“It’s going to be very different, but different in a good way,” she said.
On May 21, Buckley and her team will flip the switch on the first wave of updates to the University’s website. She says the biggest changes are its visual features and the way the site will be navigated.
“One of our goals was to have a visually stunning site and I think we’ve done that,” she said. “The site is now more prospective student-focused.”
Every major, minor, certificate or anything else UND offers will be in a new storefront. To find results, students looking for the next step in their education won’t need to know the specific college, department or name of a program. The new program-finder was built to address the most pertinent questions students might have about a program. It even allows students to directly compare program requirements.
“We know the number one decision-making process for prospective students is if we have their program of interest,” Buckley said. “We want to immediately answer if we have the program they want and what it will allow them to do upon graduation. You can browse on-campus or online, you don’t have to go to a separate extended learning site – it’s all in one place.
“The high-impact pages we know prospective students are using, like admissions, applications and financial aid are all included in this first wave.”