YaleSites Themes

YaleSites Themes allow you to create a website with little technical or design expertise required while maintaining a look and feel that is consistent with Yale’s design standards. YaleSites Themes getyou started with a design based on Yale web guidelines and a set of “out-of-the-box” features and tools like a news listing, photo galleries, social media capabilities and built-in mobile optimization.provide the ability to add the colors and fonts in the traditional Yale fashion. 

YaleSites 2016 Themes

In January of 2016, the Yale institutional website (http://yale.edu) was redesigned. To meet the need for department and organization sites to have a similar look and feel, the ITS YaleSites team, in partnership with the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, developed YaleSites 2016 Themes. As of June 2016, all new sites will be created with YaleSites 2016 Themes and existing sites are encouraged to change to the 2016 version to maintain consistent look or “brand” across campus.*

* Training is required. If you are interested in the 2016 Themes for your existing site, please request a refresh of your site (Request a Refresh Form) and check both Move my site from development to production and Add 2016 themes on my site.   Then register for YaleSites 2016 Theme training. This ensures your site will be available with the new themes for training.

YaleSites 2016 Theme Options

The 2016 Theme options are the same as the original Themes; the only differences you will find will be color choices, fonts and features that are not currently available. As with the original YaleSites Themes, you can easily switch to from one Theme to another, as well as customize your site’s accent colors and sidebar heading styles. 

Wide 2016
YaleSites Wide 2016
Standard 2016
YaleSites Standard 2016
Boxed 2016
YaleSites Boxed 2016


You can view the examples of the 2016 Themes at the following URLs. Please click on the last link to view the new text and Block styles available.