The answer to the question “what’s happening at Lawrence University?” is easily answered via smartphone with the recent launch of a new mobile website: m.lawrence.edu
The debut of the Lawrence University mobile website provides users with easy smartphone access to information that is likely to be used by people who are on or near the campus:
- Menu selections at Warch Campus Center dining locations
- Reference tools and resources from the Mudd Library
- Up-to-date news and a calendar of campus events
- Weather information from Youngchild Hall’s weather instruments
- The status of washers and dryers at residence hall laundry facilities
“We wanted to make Lawrence’s website more accessible on a wider variety of computer devices,” said Rachel Crowl, new media and web content coordinator. “As computer screens shrink from the desktop to tablets and smartphones, website content must adjust to fit the tools people are using. Anyone who has tried to access an older website from a smartphone knows how frustrating that experience can be.”
The mobile website is designed for anyone who wants to know more about Lawrence University. Students and prospective students are always the highest priority, but the university hopes greater access to campus information will provide more reasons for Fox Cities residents to visit the Lawrence campus.
The Lawrence University mobile site is now in a beta testing phase and smartphone users are asked to provide feedback via an email link at the bottom of each web page. “We plan to expand the mobile website offerings,” Crowl said. “User feedback will help us make improvements to the site in the future.
Lawrence University, "Lawrence Goes Mobile With New Website" (2011). Press Releases. Paper 504.