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USU Templates

USU Templates

Official USU options that adjust to your
branding needs.

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The Power of USU Templates

USU colleges, departments, units, and affiliated programs are empowered by using USU templates. Tapping into the power of the USU brand strengthens your distinct web presence, and allows you to more fully benefit from being a part of the Utah State University family.

Best of all, USU's two distinct templates are free for USU colleges, departments, units and affiliated programs. Within the template you can add your program's unique look and feel, further extending your web presence and clearly defining what you have to offer to interested students, researchers, and others from around the world.

Setting up a new website, or making adjustments to an existing website inside OU Campus is done in consultation with the IT Web Team.  We can help you explore your options and select the one that best meets your particular website needs. You can get an idea of what the template entails, and your options, here.

Big Blue Header

The Big Blue Template contains a standard blue header.  A 70/30, or side by side, logo placement will be necessary for your organization's branding.  In consultation with unit administrators, the IT Web Team will help get an appropriate logo for your site.

Please refer to the USU Visual Identity Program for more information regarding logos.

Generic Example

Big Blue Template generic header example

College of Science Example

College of Science Big Blue header example

College of Education & Human Services, Family, Consumer, and Human Development Example

College of Education & Human Services, Family, Consumer, and Human Development Department Big Blue header with pipe example

Whiteout Header

The Whiteout Template contains a combination of a thin blue header with the Utah State University logo and a white space allowing organizations to use a customized web logo without disrupting USU branding guidelines.  This is a great choice for units who want to include a College logo along with a Department or program logo as part of their header.

Generic Example

Whiteout Template generic header example

Department of Geology Example

Department of Geology Whiteout Template header example


The footer is standard across all templates, and provides full liberty to place content over the white line above the copyright link.  You can include images, buttons, links to relevant content, or helpful information depending on your needs.

Generic Example

Templates website footer example

College of Science Example

College of Science footer example

Content Region

Inside the content region of each webpage, content managers can choose how they want to present the information they want to share on their website. They can create columns, buttons and links, along with inserting images in a variety of ways.

The IT Web Team has created, and continues to create new snippets to allow technical and non-technical content managers to choose the right page layout for their needs and quickly implement their ideas. You can find ideas on how you might layout your pages, or features you can incorporate, under the Layout Options tab as follows:

Example of an Empty Content Region

Empty content region

Generic Example of Content in the Editable Region

Example of one content layout option for the editable content region