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New Site Easier to Use, Highlights Best of UT

You’ll find the beauty of the Forty Acres, beloved Longhorn traditions, forward-thinking research and transformational student experiences throughout the new website.

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Welcome to the new UTexas.edu, a revamped website for The University of Texas at Austin.

The beauty of the Forty Acres, beloved Longhorn traditions, forward-thinking research and transformational student experiences are shared front and center on the new home page through stories and easy-to-navigate informational pages.

Through this new design, we want to entice future Longhorns to dive in and learn more while enabling members of the UT Austin community to efficiently get to where they need to go.

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The new site, which launched April 16, is informed by research and is part of a comprehensive digital strategy. Its responsive design is mobile friendly, making the site much easier to navigate for the more than 25 percent of visitors who use a phone or tablet to browse UT Austin’s online headquarters.

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The new UT home page as seen on a mobile device (left) and the mobile menu (right).

The home page navigation bars enable internal users — students, faculty and staff — to go directly to university service sites, like the Registrar, Canvas/Blackboard or UT Direct. (A new student portal is in the works and should launch this fall.)

Themed sections (e.g., Academics, Campus Life, Research) give visitors an overview of the university’s offerings and offer helpful wayfinding to their informational destinations.

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Below the rotating four-story section, the “highlight” feature will share good university news, like occasions for Tower lightings and other campus-wide announcements.

Like the university itself, the new home page is dynamic, displaying real-time tweets from @UTAustin and other campus accounts. Upcoming events and recent news will also be refreshed constantly, allowing visitors to tap into the myriad activities always happening on campus.


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UT News features stories about how faculty from across campus are changing the world through their research; how students are taking advantage of countless opportunities to learn, lead and grow; and opinion pieces that share the thought leadership of our scholars.

A sidebar feature that highlights related articles will help you go even deeper into topics you find particularly interesting. And links to UT social media accounts and buttons that enable sharing content in your own accounts make the new site the most connected UTexas yet.

Learn more about this site, and please share your feedback as you explore. Hook ’em!