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Drupal Request Form

Quick Reminder!

Cal Poly is attempting to limit "subdomain sprawl" because it causes a variety of problems (such as difficulties with SEO). As a result, you may be asked for more details regarding your site request. In particular, very small sites that only require a few pages are often best-suited to becoming a small subsection of a parent site rather than adding another standalone subdomain to Cal Poly's web presence.

When you explain the purpose of your site in the below form, it can greatly help to expedite the request processing speed if you can explain why the site needs it own separate subdomain. If you have SEO questions, the University Marketing team may be able to assist via web-comms@calpoly.edu.

Use this form if you would like to request a brand new site, or if you would like to join the growing list of Drupal users at Cal Poly and migrate your existing site into our system.

If you would like more information on the process behind provisioning and migrating sites, please refer to our Drupal Site Process page.

Cal Poly strives to ensure campus information and communication technology is accessible, secure and reliable to student, employee, and community audiences.

To see if your unit/program qualifies for a Drupal site, read Who Gets Drupal Sites?.


Site Administrator Information

The site admin is the staff or faculty member who will be in charge of the site, and is responsible for adding other users to the site.

Request Type and Purpose

"New Site" is the simplest site request, and means you're creating a brand new site!

"Migration" means you're planning to move the entirety of an existing site out of its current host and into Drupal.

"Rename" means you already have a site, but you want to change your subdomain, such as from oldsite.calpoly.edu to newname.calpoly.edu.

Please be aware! Renames are possible, but they are an extensive process that hurts your SEO! Review our page explaining the risks and consult with University Marketing before proceeding with this request.

"Breakout" means you're planning to move a portion of the content on an existing site into its own discrete site.

IRAs are defined by Academic Programs and Planning. The Drupal team will likely contact you to discuss IRA site requests, as they are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Clubs are not provided sites on our Drupal systems! Read more on our page about who gets Drupal sites.

Tell us a little bit about what this site will be used for.

Please be aware! Drupal sites can ONLY collect Level 1 data on SecureForms sites. Please review the Information Security Site for details on data classification.

By clicking "Confirm", you agree you have reviewed and understand what constitutes Level 1 Data, and that this site will NOT be collecting any Level 1 Data.

Site Name

The format of your site URL will depend on whether or not you need to collect any Level 1 Data.

Great! Since you don't need to collect any Level 1 Data, you'll be requesting a site on our "Enterprise" environment. The URL format for Enterprise sites is:



Since you need to collect Level 1 Data, you'll be requesting a site on our "SecureForms" environment. These sites are intended to only host the webforms that need to collect Level 1 Data, and should be used in tandem with a main/primary site that hosts your other content.

Your primary site should link users to a webform on the SecureForms when needed, and they should be linked back to the main site when the webform has been completed.

The URL format for a SecureForms site is:



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