FirstGen Initiative

May 25, 2018

This ongoing initiative supports the success of our first generation college students by creating community through storytelling and social media, offering ways for students to connect with first generation faculty, and developing teaching resources.

The initiative is growing in scope through collaborations with First Year Seminars and CEE’s creation of a First Generation Faculty Learning Community.

UHP 50

May 24, 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of the University Honors Program 



How to Resize Images

September 04, 2018
Table of Content

So, you've received that "WARNING! Image size is larger than 3 MB!" message.   

"How do I adjust my image file to be smaller than the limit?"

Well, you've come to the right place for this question!

SiteFarm has recently changed the image file limit to 3 MB, which sadly is smaller than most image sizes. There is a way to change your image file to smaller than 3 MB. 


How To Create A SiteFarm “People” Page

June 08, 2018
SiteFarm Step-by-Step: How to Build People Pages


A Person or People page is a page where you can put a directory or list of people on your site with their contact information. The layout is defaulted by SiteFarm and will have special icons/identifiers for contact information such as email and phone numbers.

Please follow the instructions below to create this page:

  • To start, go to Content → Add Content → Person

Visual Guide to Block Types

June 08, 2018
Site Farm Block Types

Focal Link:

See the different branding colors and icons here

Focus Box:


Hero Banner:


Marketing Highlight:


Marketing Highlight Horizontal:


Aggie Feed Block:


Basic Block:

Summer Chairs and Flags

May 25, 2018

To create a summer vibe and presence on campus, we painted the word SUMMER on a set of colorful Adirondack chairs. UE Communications created a set of beach-themed flags promoting Summer Sessions. Chairs were set out daily on the lawn in front of The Grove during spring quarter. The chairs took on a life of their own, attracting people posing for photos.

Leading and Breaking Barriers: Design Suite for Speaker Series

May 25, 2018

UE Comm branded and designed a suite of materials for the URC’s Leading and Breaking Barriers Speaker Series. Our design highlights the project’s STEM focus while incorporating photos of all of the speakers. Deliverables included web and print collateral, LCD screens, a website, a Dateline article, and a photography backdrop.

Assessment Symposium

May 25, 2018

The annual Assessment Symposium brings together campus assessment experts, faculty engaged in assessment projects, and administrators to support the growing culture of inquiry on campus. UEComm provided support for design, video, and web. 

Digital Orientation

May 25, 2018

Orientation is teaming up with Academic Advising, Student Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Undergraduate Education to produce a series of videos to give incoming students timely information and a warm introduction to UC Davis before they arrive on campus for Orientation. Delivering critical information about academics, choosing courses, technological tools, advising, and campus leadership, Digital Pre-Orientation will set our newest students up for success.

Academic Difficulty Webpage and Videos

May 24, 2018

This project was created to provide support and information for students who receive subject to dismissal/disqualification notifications or are placed on academic probation. SD notifications can feel isolating and catastrophic, but all students have an opportunity to create a plan for success, and most go on to graduate from UC Davis. Our videos share students-to-student stories about what happened as they passed through the SD steps.

Winter Quarter Check-In Poster

May 15, 2018

This campaign promotes a forum for students with Vice Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Education Carolyn Thomas and the Associate Deans from each college. To encourage students to come and make the event less intimidating, we created Bitmojis for each of the administrators. 

Media: Posters, flyers, LCD screens, Facebook events, campus calendar