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CMS - The Cascade Content Management System

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The UH Web Site uses a Content Management System (CMS) called Cascade CMS, which is maintained by Web Technologies' CMS Team, a part of Technology Services and Support within UIT. UH Marketing and Branding develop the themes, designs, and templates that are used within the Cascade CMS to establish and support a shared look, feel, and functionality for University of Houston websites.

IMPORTANT: As of Friday May 19, 2023, the UH VPN using the setting is required if Cascade Users want to log into Cascade from off campus. See the UIT site's VPN information to see how to set things up for your operating system.

If you already have UH VPN installed, see notes on switching to the "full" setting.

Cascade CMS Training

Trainings on how to access and use the Cascade CMS (Cascade CMS Basics Training) are offered on a monthly basis. Individuals are eligible to be set up as Cascade Users after the completion of one Basics training session. New trainees should provide their MyUH/employee peoplesoft ID at least 1 business day before the training. To be included on the rolling invite list, please contact either Robert Birkline or Patty Schwerin. Individuals will be kept on the rolling invite list for a calendar year, or until training needs have been otherwise addressed. 

NOTE: Cascade CMS Basics training sessions are being offered via Office365 - Microsoft Teams (or other UH-based tele-solutions) until further notice. For more information on Teams please see the UIT site's Teams pages.

Please inquire about the next Cascade CMS Basics training. The next session is expected to be held mid-July, 2024.

For Cascade CMS or Cascade CMS training questions, please contact
See also: General information about the Cascade CMS Training - What to Expect; Scheduling...

For more information and to request support

To get more information about using or gaining access to the UH Cascade CMS, and/or to request support:

Contact the Web Technologies CMS Team  or

Robert Birkline, Mgr, Web Technology
Ryan Reynolds, Cascade CMS Application Administrator
Patty Schwerin, Cascade CMS User Training, and CMS Sites support
Dominic Johnson, Web Technologies Quality Assurance

Contact the Web Marketing Team
UH Website design & development, and CMS Sites support
Meet the Web Marketing Team - See: Marcom > Digital Strategy

Cascade CMS & Web Site Resources

University of Houston Web Accessibility Standards

Web Marketing Team CMS pages

WebTech CMS Team How-To pages

Some Known Issues/FAQs and Common Alerts

Full-VPN now Required

UH Marketing Guidelines and Policies

Learn more about webpage languages, scripts, code, etc. - w3schools
or login to AccessUH to find web-related training through LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Version notes:

The UH Cascade CMS was updated to version 8.15.1 on June 12, 2020.

Hannon Hill and Cascade CMS

The Cascade Content Management System used at the University of Houston was authored by Hannon Hill. Peruse Hannon Hill's Cascade CMS Information:

Cascade CMS logo icon See also: Hannon Hill's historical and fundamentals Cascade knowledge base.