Last updated November 28, 2017

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The new is live as of today. After months of research, planning, designing and testing, VCU’s Division of University Relations is pleased to introduce users, old and new, to the redesigned home page. The site got more than a facelift — it also has a new focus. Its main goal is to recruit prospective… Read more »

The beta site is live!

The beta version of VCU’s new home page launches today, and we are excited to share it with you. As you explore it, we welcome your feedback and insights into what’s working and what’s not. The site is best viewed in Chrome, but we are working to make it beautiful across all browsers, platforms and… Read more »

Home is where the heart is

After many months (drumroll please), we’re pleased to share the design for the new VCU home page with you. Take a moment to check out the page in its entirety, then we’ll walk you through it section by section below. And don’t feel shy about sending us feedback. The beta version of the home page… Read more »

The new navigation

Anyone who spends time online these days knows that finding your way around a website can be either gloriously simple or infuriatingly difficult. And whenever a site is redesigned and the navigation changes, it takes some getting used to. That’s why we’re showing you a preview of the navigation for the new (click each… Read more »

What to expect from the new home page

We promise we’ll post some sneak peeks soon, but in the meantime, we thought it would be a good idea to share our goals for the site and give users an idea of what will be different about the new home page – and what will be the same. Three main objectives for the new… Read more »

Adventures in redesign discovery

Back in the first half of 2016, the home page team spent about six months in what we call a “Discovery Phase.” Which is basically a glamorous way to say we did a lot of research. We wanted to learn as much as possible about our users — who they are, what they do when… Read more »

Defining the home page

What is the VCU home page? We know, it seems pretty obvious. But it’s actually not as simple as it sounds. When we use the term “VCU home page” we are referring to the university’s main website. That means the literal, single page you see when you go to but it also includes a… Read more »

Computer monitor showing ram mascot and "website under construction" message

Welcome to the VCU Web Redesign blog

While it seems like only yesterday that we overhauled the Virginia Commonwealth University home page, the current website is in fact fast approaching its fourth birthday — it launched in August 2013. In college years, that makes our site a senior on the brink of graduation. While we’re proud of our site and wish it… Read more »