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03/29/16

New Graduate School Website

Posted by Marketing & Communications on March 29, 2016 in Departments, News

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Graduate School’s new website, located at http://www.grad.buffalo.edu. The new Graduate School website was created collaboratively by Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS), the Graduate School, and the Office of International Admissions with assistance from University Communications. This website is designed to attract new students, retain current students, and support alumni on a global scale. Our new site fully integrates the needs of international graduate students and also includes a revitalized intranet, which is designed to improve graduate and professional processing and operations across UB.

Over the last few weeks, many of you were able to preview the new website and provide feedback. The Graduate Web Team received numerous helpful suggestions, many of which have been implemented. We thank you for your valuable input.

Website Highlights:

  • Dynamic and flexible homepage featuring student, faculty and alumni stories from each academic unit, with three stories that will rotate from among the academic units. The homepage may also be used for major announcements or events.
  • New top navigation based on the student lifecycle with dynamic calls to action for each major step in graduate education, from recruitment to graduation and beyond.
  • Integrated international student content, which is reinforced with a blue background and globe icon throughout the website.
  • Updated and mobile-optimized list of academic programs which are directly connected to department websites and maintained through GrAdMIT.
  • Step-by-step instructions for applying to UB as a graduate or professional student.
  • Step-by-step instructions for new graduate or professional students getting started at UB.
  • Graduate policies and procedures now completely maintained within the CMS.
  • A completely mobile friendly interface.

Intranet Highlights:

  • New top navigation based on the needs of internal audiences, with calls to action for each major section.
  • Quick links to regularly used tools and resources.
  • Operational admissions reports including application activity, demographic and geographic data, completion and yield rates, and historical GRE, GPA and TOEFL trends of graduate students at UB.
  • New and improved graduate toolbox which includes extensive resources and how-to guides to help our internal audiences navigate through various graduate processes.
  • New page called “Programs in the Hopper” with up-to-date information on the status of graduate and professional program proposals under review at SUNY and SED.
  • Information and meeting minutes for operational leadership meetings at the graduate level (faculty and staff only)

We would especially like to thank Holly Acito, Brittany Iannucci and Jessica Kane, who lead this complex and exciting project, for their excellent work and long hours.

Lee Melvin, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, and
Graham Hammill, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School