• Modern: UConn’s web template supports mobile & tablet devices.
  • Cost saving: No need to purchase or install additional software (i.e. Dreamweaver)
  • Slideshows for your homepage that you can manage
  • Documents are easier to upload and share
  • Navigation menus that you can rearrange and rename
  • Blogs as well as traditional websites are supported
  • Easy Access: Your site can be edited from any computer
  • Centrally Managed security, updates, and maintenance
  • and a whole lot more…


Aurora is powered by WordPress, and a more detailed feature list of that core system is available at the WordPress Codex.

Quick Stats

Since the launch in July 2013, Aurora now (as of 6/22/2020) has:

  • 2,021 sites/accounts. Among them, 1,203 are live sites with Default Templates and 104 are live with a Custom/Child Theme.
  • 51,357 users. About 2,156 participants attended the 175 classes held since August 2013.  Training videos are now online.
  • 23 sandboxes in total for custom development:
    • 1 for UITS Web Team
    • Remaining 22 for the following units:
      1. Biology IT
      2. Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP)
      3. Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
      4. Complex Materials by Computational Design Group (IMS Satori)
      5. Department of Human Resources
      6. Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
      7. Department of Public Policy
      8. Digital Media and Design
      9. eCampus
      10. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
      11. Library
      12. Office of Diversity and Equity
      13. Office of Intersession and Summer Session Programs
      14. Office of Student Financial Aid Services
      15. Payroll
      16. Public Safety
      17. School of Education
      18. School of Engineering
      19. School of Fine Arts
      20. UConn Foundation
      21. UConn Health
      22. University Communications
  • 23 custom plugins

Upcoming Features

Feature Wishlist

The Aurora Governance Committee meets periodically to prioritize various requested features for development. Please email webdev@uconn.edu to request for new features.