Contact Your Administrator

Before initiating a project, please contact the individual or team responsible for communications within your college, school, department or unit. There may be resources or assistance available to help complete the project. This ensures consistency in design, technology, and approach, and aids with administrative oversight.

Campus Communicators Directory

Contact MarComm Web Team

The Marketing Communications Web Team is the University’s preferred vendor and the caretaker of the University’s digital network. All new website approvals start with the web team.

The MarComm Web Team provides the following:

  1. 1 Subdomains

    All University-approved websites that meet branding and hosting qualifications can qualify for a subdomain (“example.nd.edu”).

  2. 2 Strategy and Analytics

    The Web Team provides consultation, strategic direction, and support for units seeking guidance, research, or data-driven decisions.

  3. 3 Free Websites & Blogs

    The Web Team offers templated websites and blogs for the do-it-yourself-er, using WordPress. Intended for faculty, students, and groups with simple requirements, these sites are provided with branded themes at no cost to the user. Hosting is provided by the University, but no custom design or development is offered on campus.

  4. 4 Templated, Low-Cost Websites

    The Web Team offers low-cost DIY websites for units wanting access to the University’s primary CMS (Conductor) and the support and training of the Web Team. Training is provided, hosting is covered by the University, and additional development is available.

  5. 5 Custom Websites

    The Web Team develops the University’s highest profile websites. Intended for colleges and schools, departments, administration, offices, institutes, and centers, the web team works with campus communicators to establish tailored strategy, design, and development.

MarComm Web Team

Outside Web Development

If Marketing Communications is not the right partner, campus units may contract with outside agencies to develop websites. Units seeking this path should consult with the MarComm Web Team in advance to discuss related implications.

  • All websites must adhere to web brand standards and meet certain hosting and technology specifications to qualify for University subdomains (example.nd.edu).
  • Do-it-yourself website solutions such as Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace are difficult to adjust to Notre Dame’s web brand standards and are no longer eligible for approval.
  • It’s recommended to always partner with a professional web agency. Personal projects, faculty/student projects, and freelance projects often fail to reflect the professionalism necessary for approval.

Resources

Subdomains

Domains for new websites (in the form of “example.nd.edu”) can be requested.

Brand Standards

All University-approved websites need to meet design, quality, and consistency standards.

Conductor

The University’s primary content management system. All Conductor websites are designed and developed by the MarComm Web Team.

Hosting

Units working with outside vendors will need to set up hosting through OIT. All websites are expected to be securely hosted with University-approved vendors.

ND Web Theme

The Notre Dame Web Theme provides the backbone of the Web Brand Standards.

Sites.nd.edu

Notre Dame’s WordPress community, for free blogs and micro-sites.

Questions? Contact the MarComm Web Team.

A Note about WWW3

In 2017, OIT deprecated the www3 platform where faculty, staff, and students previously hosted simple, static websites. New www3 accounts are not being created and existing www3 websites should consider moving to an alternate platform.