Web Support Services

The University’s official website,, is the portal to all University schools and colleges and associated organizations. Each school, college, and organization maintains the content of their web pages through a central web content management system (CMS).

Office of Marketing and Communication staff is available to provide support with writing and editing for the web, graphic design, analytics, accessibility, and site management while working closely with the University's technical staff to maintain site standards.

Our team also assists clients with a full range of Internet marketing vehicles, including search-engine optimization, paid search advertising, and targeted Web and mobile advertising campaigns.

CMS Training

To schedule a one on one CMS basic or advanced training, or for information on the University of Hartford website and its web content management system, contact Kylee Heyerdahl.

To learn more about website marketing opportunities and content edits and requests, contact Kylee Heyerdahl.

To learn more about internal communications to our UHart community, contact Jonathan Easterbrook.

Cascade Server Login

Cascade Server

Cascade Server is the University of Hartford's Content Management System or CMS. Its purpose is to provide an easy to use, powerful, and flexible platform for publishing web materials into the University's web hosting service.

Separate from the University's web server and web site, Cascade Server is a stand-alone application designed to help manage the web content for all University of Hartford staff and faculty web users.

Content Management System

What is a CMS?

A Content Management System (CMS) is a content management system software, a web application, for creating, managing, and storing HTML content. It is used to control a large collection of dynamic web material (HTML pages, associated files, documents and images). It allows for publishing, editing, and modifying content from a central page.

Why use one?

The consistency of a CMS allows for the development of a small set of templates for pages and other design elements, and applies them throughout the site. It makes writing, publishing and maintenance easier, supports the implementation of other technologies that rely on structured content, and it assists with brand continuity throughout the site.

The Benefits

  • The ability to update and change content anytime using a web browser, allowing a large number of people to create, share, and contribute to website data
  • Greater consistency with design and layout
  • Access to most all content through out the site to promote content sharing
  • Improved site navigation
  • Content is displayed using current web standards, increasing accessibility for all users, with or without a disability
  • Reduced site maintenance costs
  • Version tracking with the ability to reactivate previous instances of the same page
  • The CMS has built-in search capability