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What is Jumpstart Stanford Engineering (JSE)?

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Jumpstart Stanford Engineering is a pre-built website solution created for the Stanford Engineering community to quickly and easily build a fully featured website. Programs, Institutes, Centers, Affiliates, and Labs (PICALs) within Stanford Engineering can request a website.

Jumpstart Stanford Engineering sites are hosted, secured and maintained so you can concentrate on your work without worrying about your website.


Where can I get a Jumpstart site?

Begin the process here:



Jumpstart Engineering FAQ

  • What does it cost?

    • JSE websites are provided at no cost!

  • Is there a user guide to help me?
  • I’m stuck, where do I get support?
    • JSE websites are supported by the School of Engineering IT team
    • Advanced issues may require support from Stanford Web Services (SWS)
    • From within your site, click on “Get Help” and “Request Assistance”Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 2.13.54 PM.png
  • Can I customize my site?
    • There are 4 themes along with several color and font options available.

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  • Do I need to know how to code?
    • You will NOT need to know how to code to work on your JSE site! The site runs on Drupal 7, which does not require any coding experience.
  • Do I need to worry about securing my site and keeping Drupal up-to-date?

    • University IT (UIT) will handle the security and patching of the Drupal server.

  • Will the JSE site be compatible with mobile browsers on iOS or Android?
    • Yes. JSE sites are all capable of dynamic resizing (menu structure included) to fit mobile browser screen sizes beautifully.

  • What do I do when I’m ready to launch my site?
    • When you’re ready to launch click on the ‘Ready to launch?’ Link:Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 2.33.57 PM.png
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