Templates and CMS - Carnegie Mellon University


As part of Computing Services web publishing tools, the university offers a content management system (CMS) for creating official Carnegie Mellon University websites.  Some of the advantages of using the CMS are:

  • It is free.
  • It allows people with little to no experience to build and maintain professional websites.
  • It creates a more coherent web presence across Carnegie Mellon University departments and divisions.


  • All academic and administrative departments are eligible to use the CMS.
  • Research groups, centers, and labs are eligible to use the CMS provided they have official recognition by their department and an official name.

Getting Started

  • If you're a new user tasked with managing an existing CMS site, start with the New to the CMS? guide to learn the basics.
  • If you're interested in obtaining a new CMS site, schedule a thirty minute initial consult. We will meet with you to learn more about your website goals and expectations. If it has been determined that the CMS is a good fit for your website needs, you will be asked to submit an official site request.

Site Examples

Veterans & Military Community

Modern Languages


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dining Services



Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

The Undergraduate Research Office


Save the Date

March 15, 2017
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Cohon University Center, Rangos 1 and 2

Please join us as we host a session to walk through the migration path options for transitioning your site to the new design:

Manual Rebuild: Starting your site from scratch with the new design.

Auto-Migration: Keeping your site content mostly the same while moving into the new design. (You will have the opportunity to make changes).

new to the CMS?

New CMS users should start with the new user guide to learn the basics.

prepare your site for the new design

As plans for rolling out the new v5 templates are still in development, there are things you can do to start preparing your site.

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