Websites at Brown University

Brown offers website content management solutions designed to meet the needs of different audiences, groups and campus units.

University Theme

Drupal 8 Content Management System

Divisions, schools, departments, offices, programs, centers, institutes and other official University units and initiatives are hosted under brown.edu. The University is currently rebuilding these sites in the Drupal 8 content management system launched in April 2019. 

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University Theme

BrownSites & University Theme (Legacy Platforms)

Brown is currently moving from BrownSites/University Theme to the Drupal 8 content management system. New BrownSite/University Theme websites are not being created because the University’s web platform for official University units is now Drupal 8.

BrownSites  University Theme


Faculty Websites

Individual Faculty, Lab & Conference Sites

Brown offers a platform based on WordPress for University faculty and staff that wish to host individual, lab, conference or other extracurricular organization websites at Brown.

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Academic Course Blogs

Academic Course Blogs

Academic course blogs hosted or curricular purposes should use blogs.brown.edu.

Brown Blogs


Student Org Websites

Student Organization Websites

Students are encouraged to use third-party services such as SquareSpace, Wix or WordPress.com for building and hosting websites.


Still not sure?

Still not sure? If you have questions about the appropriate place for your Brown website, please contact us by emailing [email protected].