Communications Archive

May 11, 2020
Dear Graduate Center Community,

Would you like to have a say in the visual design for the new Graduate Center website? If so, your opportunity has arrived!

The Office of Communications and Marketing  is inviting all members of The Graduate Center community to attend an upcoming Zoom presentation of the first round of proposed design concepts for our new institutional website. Attendees will learn about the strategy and message behind each concept, see a live demo of the design prototypes, and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Advanced registration for these presentations is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All presentations will be held at 11:00 a.m. EST.

  • Students - Thursday, May 14
  • Faculty & EOs - Monday, May 18
  • Staff & Administration - Tuesday, May 19

(Note that while we encourage you to attend the designated presentation for your audience, you are welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule.)

Your input will directly impact our ability to select and make revisions to a visual direction for the site, and will ensure that our final design system will accurately reflect and celebrate The Graduate Center's identity.

We look forward to your participation!


February 7, 2020

An update on the web redesign project will be provided in a special workshop at the upcoming Communicaitons and Marketing Open House on Tuesday, March 3.

The open house will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the skylight Room (9100), with the web update workshop scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. It is open to all Graduate Center students, faculty and staff.

See the full schedule of workshops and RSVP.

December 4, 2019

Dear Graduate Center Community,
 
We hope that you can join us for a series of open meetings/listening sessions about the redesign of The Graduate Center’s website. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come learn more about this project and share their thoughts.
 
All meetings will be held on Monday, December 16, in the Skylight Room on the 9th floor. 
 
Times are as follows: 

  • 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. – Staff Session
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Faculty Session
  • 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – Student Session

We encourage you to attend the session designated for your role at The Graduate Center, but you are welcome to participate in any session that fits your schedule.
 
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for taking the time to learn about this project, share your voices, and help us create a website that serves our community.
 
Thank you,
Office of Communications and Marketing
 

November 14, 2019

Dear Graduate Center Colleagues,

Last spring we announced that the Office of Communications and Marketing was initiating a redesign of The Graduate Center’s website. We’re happy to share that we have selected an external partner to guide the project and are ready to get started. 
 
The project kicks off with a period of information gathering, listening, and research. As a first step, we invite you to submit feedback through our website survey. The survey will be open until November 22. 
 
We will conduct further discovery through:

  • Small, in-person interview sessions with our external partner, OHO Interactive
  • Online surveys and questionnaires
  • Community listening/feedback sessions with The Graduate Center project team
  • Steering committee or advisory council

Additional information on how you can participate in the discovery process through these and other channels will be available in the coming weeks.
 
We will rely on your input to ensure that the new gc.cuny.edu serves our collective needs and goals, showcases our excellent programs, and reflects the vibrancy of our community. We hope you will make time to participate wherever possible!
 
In the meantime we invite you to view our refreshed Graduate Center homepage, keep tabs on the website progress on our project webpage, and to send any questions, comments or ideas to webredesign@gc.cuny.edu.
 
We look forward to working with you to build a better Graduate Center website!
 
Thank you,
Office of Communications and Marketing