Communications Archive

September 30, 2021
Dear Graduate Center community, 

We write to update you about the GC website redesign project.
 
We anticipated launching the new website this fall, but because of unforeseen issues involving content migration, we are moving the website launch to the beginning of the spring 2022 semester. We will keep the community informed about the exact launch date as we know more.
 
In the meantime, if you are a website content editor, we ask that you continue to track all updates that you make to your webpages, as you have been doing. A spreadsheet to help your office track website changes is available.
 
Before we launch the new website, content editors in each unit will have a chance to review their content as it will appear on the new site. We expect that these reviews will take place in November.
 
We are grateful for the support of the GC community and everyone who has been involved in this exciting and important initiative.
 
We welcome your questions and feedback, which can be emailed to webredesign@gc.cuny.edu.
 
Thank you,
Communications and Marketing
 


May 4, 2021
Dear Graduate Center community,

As you know, we are working on the redesign of The Graduate Center's website. You can see the latest updates about the project at www.gc.cuny.edu/webredesign.

We are now beginning the content migration period, when we transfer content from our current website to the new one. Our current site has more than 35,000 pages. We will be spending the next several months working on the migration, and we need the assistance of the community in order to complete this work.

Our team has begun the content development work with certain academic programs and still have more to complete. However, to get migration work underway, we will pause on the academic program work and begin migrating centers and initiatives, followed by administrative offices.

Content editors within each unit will be asked to review their content before we launch the new site (aiming for mid/late fall 2021). Because the migration process will necessarily take several months, we anticipate that you may need to update content on your current site after our team has already taken a “snapshot” for the new site. For that reason, we are asking that you track all updates made to your site starting this month -- this will make it easier to communicate these changes to us during your pre-launch review. A spreadsheet to help your office track website changes is available.

We appreciate the support of the GC community, and all those who have been involved in the process. We welcome any feedback and questions, which can be emailed to webredesign@gc.cuny.edu.

Thank you,
Communications and Marketing

 


May 11, 2020
Dear Graduate Center Community,

Would you like to have a say in the visual design for the new Graduate Center website? If so, your opportunity has arrived!

The Office of Communications and Marketing  is inviting all members of The Graduate Center community to attend an upcoming Zoom presentation of the first round of proposed design concepts for our new institutional website. Attendees will learn about the strategy and message behind each concept, see a live demo of the design prototypes, and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Advanced registration for these presentations is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All presentations will be held at 11:00 a.m. EST.

  • Students - Thursday, May 14
  • Faculty & EOs - Monday, May 18
  • Staff & Administration - Tuesday, May 19

(Note that while we encourage you to attend the designated presentation for your audience, you are welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule.)

Your input will directly impact our ability to select and make revisions to a visual direction for the site, and will ensure that our final design system will accurately reflect and celebrate The Graduate Center's identity.

We look forward to your participation!


February 7, 2020

An update on the web redesign project will be provided in a special workshop at the upcoming Communicaitons and Marketing Open House on Tuesday, March 3.

The open house will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the skylight Room (9100), with the web update workshop scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. It is open to all Graduate Center students, faculty and staff.

See the full schedule of workshops and RSVP.

December 4, 2019

Dear Graduate Center Community,
 
We hope that you can join us for a series of open meetings/listening sessions about the redesign of The Graduate Center’s website. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come learn more about this project and share their thoughts.
 
All meetings will be held on Monday, December 16, in the Skylight Room on the 9th floor. 
 
Times are as follows: 

  • 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. – Staff Session
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Faculty Session
  • 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – Student Session

We encourage you to attend the session designated for your role at The Graduate Center, but you are welcome to participate in any session that fits your schedule.
 
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for taking the time to learn about this project, share your voices, and help us create a website that serves our community.
 
Thank you,
Office of Communications and Marketing
 

November 14, 2019

Dear Graduate Center Colleagues,

Last spring we announced that the Office of Communications and Marketing was initiating a redesign of The Graduate Center’s website. We’re happy to share that we have selected an external partner to guide the project and are ready to get started. 
 
The project kicks off with a period of information gathering, listening, and research. As a first step, we invite you to submit feedback through our website survey. The survey will be open until November 22. 
 
We will conduct further discovery through:

  • Small, in-person interview sessions with our external partner, OHO Interactive
  • Online surveys and questionnaires
  • Community listening/feedback sessions with The Graduate Center project team
  • Steering committee or advisory council

Additional information on how you can participate in the discovery process through these and other channels will be available in the coming weeks.
 
We will rely on your input to ensure that the new gc.cuny.edu serves our collective needs and goals, showcases our excellent programs, and reflects the vibrancy of our community. We hope you will make time to participate wherever possible!
 
In the meantime we invite you to view our refreshed Graduate Center homepage, keep tabs on the website progress on our project webpage, and to send any questions, comments or ideas to webredesign@gc.cuny.edu.
 
We look forward to working with you to build a better Graduate Center website!
 
Thank you,
Office of Communications and Marketing