Introduction to Haverford Sites : your own domain name and web space project

Haverford Sites flyer with the project URL ( and the contact info. (email: Faculty,


As you prepare for the spring semester, we would like to introduce a new project called Haverford Sites (


Haverford Sites is a part of the Domain of One’s Own Initiative, which started at the University of Mary Washington and has been adopted by many schools.


The three main goals of the Haverford Sites project are:

  1. WEB LITERACY: Master the tools and technology that make up the web to build your own space online.

  2. DIGITAL IDENTITY: Explore the notion of digital identity and how publishing on the web can frame an identity.

  3. RECLAIM: Learn to take ownership and control over the content you put on the web instead of handing it to third-party publishers.


Haverford Sites provides all students, faculty, and staff with the ability to create their own domain name with designated web space. You can use it for a variety of purposes. For example, you can create a site for courses, labs, research, projects, podcasts, wiki, and blog.


There are a lot of ways to get started with Haverford Sites.


  • On Your Own
  • Individual Meetings
    • We are happy to meet with you individually to discuss how you can utilize Haverford Sites to meet your needs.
  • Class Demos
    • If you decide that you want your students to create a website for your class, we are happy to come to your class and do a demo.
  • Workshops
    • Join us for our monthly workshops/meetings on the first Friday of each month from 2-4 p.m.
    • First workshop:
      • Topic: Introduction to Haverford Sites and WordPress
        WordPress is an easy-to-use, yet flexible and powerful open- source web publishing platform.
    • Date: Feb 2, 2018
    • Time: 2-4 p.m.
    • Location:
      • Stokes 205 for Faculty
      • Stokes 004 for Staff
      • VCAM 101 for Students
    • Instructors:
      • Andrew Janco, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing (for faculty)
      • Hiroyo Saito, Director of Instructional Technology Services (for faculty)
      • Alex Savoth, Instructional Technology Specialist (for staff)
      • Mike Zarafonetis, Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Research Services (for staff)
      • Charles Woodard, Digital Media Specialist (for students)
      • Jennifer O’Donnell, Director of Web Communications (for students)
    • Registration: Email

Please note:

  • When you sign up, you have two options: free subdomain name option (e.g. or $12/year full domain name option.
  • You have 1GB storage quota on your account.
  • You can move anything you build on Haverford Sites to another hosting provider or to an individual account on Reclaim Hosting, which is the hosting provider for Haverford Sites.
  • All content on Haverford Sites must be in compliance with the college’s Honor Code and Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources.
  • Please see the FAQ and Documentation for more questions.

We hope you will join this project. If you have any questions about Haverford Sites, please let me know.

Have a great spring semester.

All the best,



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