Web Communications

Web Communications is responsible for developing and maintaining the university's web presence, through our expertise in content strategy, design, information architecture and web analytics. Our web team provides consultation services and maintains the university's content management system (CMS), Cascade. 

The team optimizes our digital content in support of the university's brand and reputation, to keep pace with our sophisticated audiences, and through new online technologies and SEO strategies.   

If you have a question about the Wesleyan website or need to report an issue, please submit an online UC Request Ticket with the details of your issue in the "Web Services Issue" drop down menu. Please allow 5 - 7 business days for review and assessment of a submitted ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: Academic Department websites are supported by ITS's Academic Technology staff and should submit a ticket using ITS's ServiceNow for any academic department website to report issues or requests for assistance. 

Web Policies and Online Documentation

As of July 1, 2023, all new staff and faculty designated to edit a university website are required to take the mandatory Cascade-Basic and Web Accessibility training class and meet the minimum web editing requirements. 

Access to Cascade

  • Currently, editorial access to Wesleyan University Cascade websites is available to full-time and temporary staff and faculty.  
  • Effective July 1, 2024, editorial access to Wesleyan University websites on Cascade will be limited to full-time staff and faculty only.
  • The member designated to edit Cascade webpages will need to have supervisor approval and meet basic web editing qualifications before Cascade access is permitted (see criteria below).  
  • For quality control, there are no more than two web editors with access to a university website.

All Cascade website content editors must have

  • Excellent written communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience editing content in a content management system such as Cascade, Wordpress, Omni or Drupal.
  • Proficiency with online text editing tools such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs and basic understanding of web naming conventions.  
  • Familiarity with image editing and re-sizing software such as GIMP, Pixlr, or Adobe Photoshop.
  • Completed the Cascade Basic and ADA web compliance training classes through the Human Resources Success at Wes Program or completing the online video classes
  • Retention of web editing skillset or conduct self-training as needed.
Cascade Web Editing Instructions and Video Tutorials

 Web Re-Engineering Initiative

Please be advised that the university has begun work on the institutional web re-engineering project, and are not altering a website's infrastructure or developing new sites or web functionality during this phase of the project. For more information on the Web Re-Engineering project please visit our project site on Sharepoint


ADA Compliance

Wesleyan University makes every effort to ensure use of our website, colors and imagery comply with ADA standards.  We use guidelines and tools such as WCAG 2.0 AA standards and WebAIM's Color Contrast Checker as part of our design process.   For more information on Wesleyan's commitment to support all students in their academic and co-curricular endeavors, please visit our Accessibility Services website. 


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    Splash Pages

    Working with the Office of Admission, our team developed "splash pages" designed to appeal to high school students interested in learning more about Wesleyan. Our goal: to provide short-form content in a clean, uncluttered template.

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    Parents & Families Website

    Developed, in partnership with our Advancement Office, Wesleyan's dynamic new Parents & Families website that provides the tools and resources parents and families need to support students and keep connected to Wes.