Transition to the New Design

The Launch Pad

Check out these recently redesigned sites:

Critical Theory (Nov 11, 2011)
Theatre and Dance (Oct 25, 2011)
Philosophy (Oct 19, 2011)
History (Oct 13, 2011)
Classics (Oct 7, 2011)
Linguistics (Oct 5, 2011)
Financial Aid Office (Sep 30, 2011)
Assessment Office (Sep 30, 2011)
Hispanic Studies (Sep 14, 2011)
Student Affairs (Sep 2, 2011)
Health and Wellness Center (Sep 1, 2011)
Human Rights and Humanitarianism (Aug 29, 2011)
Internship Program (Aug 15, 2011)

complete list

Transition Process

We anticipate that it will take 18 months to transition all department and office web sites to the new design. Communications and Public Relations staff will work with each department to analyze web content, determine navigation and site structure, and produce new content as required.

The transition timeline was developed in consultation with Provost Kathy Murray and Vice President for Student Affairs Laurie Hamre. The process considered a variety of criteria including the size of the existing site, number of visitors, staff capacity to facilitate transition, and others. All dates are subject to change. If you have significant concerns with the transition plans please share these with the web team (email webmaster@macalester.edu) or your client manager in Communications.

In the table below, "Start date" indicates the projected date for the Communications team to begin working with each department to plan for the web site transition. For a typical project, allow about three weeks for content planning, three weeks for web team production work, and two weeks for site review and changes prior to launch. "Launch date" is the date that new pages go live. For most sites, the transition should be complete within six to eight weeks of the start date. Very small sites can be done more quickly; very large sites will take longer.

Transition Timeline

last updated 10/19/2011

Site name Start date Launch date
Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer ScienceOct 5, 2010
Board of TrusteesNov 4, 2010
President's OfficeNov 8, 2010
Political ScienceNov 16, 2010
CommencementNov 18, 2010
PsychologyJan. 10, 2011
Institute for Global CitizenshipFeb 8, 2011
BiologyFeb 18, 2011
MusicMar 3, 2011
EconomicsMar 7, 2011
Safety and SecurityMar 10, 2011
Art and Art HistoryMar 11, 2011
GalleryMar 11, 2011
SociologyApr 21, 2011
Campus LifeApr 27, 2011
Campus ProgramsApr 27, 2011
Residential LifeApr 27, 2011
Katharine Ordway Natural History Study AreaMay 3, 2011
Information Technology ServicesMay 4, 2011
International DevelopmentMay 11, 2011
OrientationMay 21, 2011
EnglishJun 17, 2011
BiochemistryJun 22, 2011
Legal Studies Program and Pre-LawJun 28, 2011
Multicultural LifeJul 6, 2011
Family Fest Jul 7, 2011
Chemistry Jul 28, 2011
Internship Program Aug 15, 2011
Human Rights and Humanitarianism Aug 29, 2011
Health and Wellness Center Sep 1, 2011
Student Affairs Sep 2, 2011
Hispanic Studies Sep 14, 2011
Center for School Change Sep 15, 2011
Career Development Center Sep 21, 2011
Financial Aid Sep 30, 2011
Assessment Office Sep 30, 2011
Linguistics Oct 5, 2011
Linguistics Oct 5, 2011
Classics Oct 7, 2011
History Oct 13, 2011
Philosophy Oct 19, 2011
Site name Start date Launch date
Theatre and DanceIn progress 
International StudiesIn progress 
American StudiesIn progress 
Environmental StudiesIn progress 
Physical EducationIn progress 
AnthropologyIn progress 
African Studies 
Registrar 
Student Accounts 
Employment Services 
GeologyIn progress 
GeographyMar 14, 2011 
Physics & AstronomyApr 11, 2011 
Latin American Studies ProgramApr 25, 2011 
International Student ProgramMay 2, 2011 
Site name Start date Launch date
Asian Languages and CulturesMay 23, 2011 
Community and Global HealthOct 11, 2010 
FrenchMay 30, 2011 
Center for Religious and Spiritual LifeJun 6, 2011 
Academic Programs and AdvisingJun 27, 2011 
ProvostJul 4, 2011 
Serie Center for Scholarship and TeachingJul 4, 2011 
Russian StudiesJul 25, 2011 
Civic Engagement CenterAug 1, 2011 
Lilly ProjectAug 1, 2011 
Site name Start date Launch date
Sustainability OfficeAug 1, 2011 
LinguisticsAug 22, 2011 
Global CitizenshipAug 29, 2011 
Humanities and Media and Cultural StudiesAug 29, 2011 
International CenterAug 29, 2011 
Neuroscience StudiesSep 5, 2011 
German StudiesSep 12, 2011 
Highlander/BookstoreSep 19, 2011 
High WindsSep 26, 2011 
Administration & FinanceOct 3, 2011 
Educational StudiesOct 10, 2011 
MESICOct 10, 2011 
Religious StudiesOct 10, 2011 
Women's, Gender and Sexuality StudiesOct 10, 2011 
Site name Start date Launch date
MAX CenterOct 24, 2011 
ArchitectureNov 7, 2011 
Media ServicesNov 7, 2011 
Science and Research OfficeNov 7, 2011 
Health Professions AdvisingNov 14, 2011 
Smail GalleryNov 21, 2011 
Urban StudiesNov 28, 2011 
Student EmploymentDec 5, 2011 
TelecommunicationsDec 5, 2011 
Alumni HouseDec 12, 2011 
Campus Center and ConferencesDec 19, 2011 
Mailing Services/Post OfficeDec 19, 2011 
Institutional ResearchDec 26, 2011 
Card Services (CBORD)Jan 2, 2012 
Site name Start date Launch date
Investment OfficeJan 2, 2012 
Planned Giving templateJan 2, 2012 
Facilities ServicesJan 9, 2012 
AccountingJan 16, 2012 
PayablesJan 16, 2012 
BudgetJan 23, 2012 
Business ServicesJan 30, 2012 
PayrollJan 30, 2012 
PcardFeb 6, 2012 
Purchasing/ProcurementFeb 6, 2012 
Assessment Office Feb 6, 2012