Student Affairs Home Page Redesign

Welcome to phase one of the new Student Affairs home page!

SAIT and SAM staff working on new redesignA team made up of Student Affairs designers and developers have planned, designed, coded, and tweaked this newly designed home page for the last nine months. We are proud to launch and share this new look with the Northwestern community.
 
There are four primary goals for this on-going project:
  • Vibrant and dynamic design - It was time for the Student Affairs website to get a face-lift. The new design showcases bright and energetic photos, improved navigation, and a modern design.
  • Event-driven – Student Affairs helps put on hundreds of events each school year. These events and opportunities are now showcased on a new events calendar, through embedded social media updates, and on a new student blog.
  • Accessibility – While not everyone will notice the behind the scenes work that went into the site, certain decisions were intentionally made to account for users with low-vision, no-vision, and physical disabilities.
  • Responsive Design – Whether this new page is viewed on a smart phone, tablet, or on a computer screen, the site will adapt to the appropriate size. As more and more users get their information from smart phones and tablets, it was vital that we took this into account in order to provide the most important information at the user’s fingertips.
 
Special thanks and credit goes to Chris Walker and Hao Luo from Student Affairs Information Technology (SAIT) and Jessica Toro and Jill Brazel from Student Affairs Marketing (SAM). They have worked vigilantly on this project and will continue to take this website to amazing places by further enriching the online experience for the Northwestern community.
 
This is just the beginning. During the upcoming quarters, the website redesign team will continue to implement the redesign on all of Student Affairs’ department pages.  We are excited to showcase our services, our departments, our staff, our students, and our story.
 
Stay tuned!
 
James McHaley
Director of Marketing
Division of Student Affairs