New Safety and Security Information

The “What I Need” menu on the Student Experience website has a new addition:  we’ve created a page that collects information about safety and security on campus, in surrounding area and in St. Louis. The new page was developed to make sure that students can easily find information about resources and services available to them […]

Archived department sites to be decommissioned


All previous Student Affairs department sites archived at the launch of the Student Experience website will soon be decommissioned. The scheduled date for the sites to be permanently removed is Monday, December 30, 2019. After this date, the information contained in your previous department site will no longer be available. Please take some time to […]

Confused@WashU: What’s With This Form?


Dear Confused@WashU: Thanks for asking us about about the best way to request an update to the Student Experience Website. We know the website request form can be quirky and pretty nosy plus the jargon may not make sense. Never fear: your friendly website self-help gurus in the Marketing, Communications and Media Technology team are […]

Curious about Tagging?


The framework of the Student Experience Website is tagging. The web concept behind this is called taxonomy, or simply a way to classify and organize content dynamically. But what does that mean for making your content easy to find for students? When you request addition of content for your department, the first tag we apply […]

Website Statistics for Your Department

  With the help of Google Analytics, we’ve begun compiling monthly reports on the New Student Experience website’s traffic and usage by department, including: Total number of pages/posts viewed Most popular pages/posts How long users spend on pages/posts And more If you’d like to view the latest report for your department content, please contact your […]

Share the Love

With orientation fast approaching and the return of students to campus, we’re asking for your help to promote the new Student Experience Website. Pin-back buttons will be arriving soon in campus mail from Marketing, Communications and Media Technology. Please wear them proudly during Move-In, for Bear Beginnings and in the early part of the fall […]

Update to Formidable Forms

Click on the image and see notes below When building or editing a form, the field options are now located in a menu to the left. This allows more space on the right to display the form as it will look for users To add a field, use the left menu button Add Fields To […]

New Menu for Departments

A new menu has been added to   Created to make navigating the site more convenient for both departments and students, the new menu is located with the primary navigation menus WHAT I NEED and ALL RESOURCES at the top right. The menu includes links to all department landing pages in alphabetical order. For […]

Managing Forms

Division of Student Affairs departments can designate one or two staff who can access Formidable web forms on the new website. This can be useful if you have heavy forms traffic or need to download form results frequently. To help with web forms, department staff can refer to the user guide Create and Manage Formidable […]

New Student Experience Website Guided Tour

Join us for a tour of the new Student Experience website!     Included in the presentation: An introduction to the site, its content, functions and features Recommendations on searching the site and shortcuts to key areas An overview of site structure including Categories, Departments and Tags Tips on using the site as a reference […]

Missing content from your previous site?

Most previous departmental websites are still available in an archived format. That means you can still view the site and log in to access content, even though the site is no longer viewable by browsers. This can be helpful in case you notice that there’s material you need to download or view from the old […]

Improvements to Website Request Form

Your suggestions are helping us make things better for YOU!   Based on great feedback from department users, we’ve made some adjustments to the form used to submit updates to the new Student Experience website: Confirmation email notices (when your request has been completed) now include: The full detail of your request so you’ll know […]

Image File Guidelines

To successfully submit photos or other images for posts:   Acceptable image file formats are .jpg and .png. If you can size and crop the images before submitting, that’s preferred. If not, the web team will edit your image(s) to fit the guidelines. Note: the Website Update Request form limits the size of image attachments […]

Join the Student Experience Website Users Group!

Be in the know! Would you like to… Stay up to date on the features and functionality of the Student Experience website? Get Pro Tips and Tricks on using the site? Be first to hear about workshops and other opportunities? …Join our Users Group! Request to be added to the group.