Georgetown website debuts beta campus map, still no launch date
Rumors on HoyaTalk suggest that the site is scheduled to launch in late October or early November.
In an email to Vox, Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications, did not confirm those rumors, writing that there is no “specific launch date yet for the top tier site as [they] work through [UIS configuration] issues.”
Over the last few months, over 100 members of the Georgetown community—ranging from students and faculty to members of the board and prospective students—have tested the site to help shape its development.
Bataille added that the site will include a number of new tools and features. Clear navigation pathways are planned to help users find the most commonly requested information and the mobile website will also be updated. In addition, the new website will boast multimedia and video players, as well as links to Georgetown’s social media pages.
Although it is not yet determined when the main site’s redesign will launch, the first part of the project—a campus map that has “dynamic” content—will launch at the end of this month.
The new interactive maps section will include information about different on-campus locations; each location will include photos and videos with Georgetown community members serving as video tour guides. UIS already set up a beta site for people to test the map section. (Bataille warned that the site is still under development, so delays in functionality should be expected.)
Photo: GU Web Redesign