Link Shortening

Link Shortener

Enter the URL you want shortened and branded with the University's domain name.

FAQs for

Q: When should I use the URL-shortening tool?
A: An URL is helpful in University publications where space is an issue. Also, people using University publications will be more likely to type a 15-character shortened URL, such as, than a 93-character original URL. Our URLs are especially helpful on Twitter and other social networks where space is at a premium. Finally, an URL creates a less complex QR code that can be scanned more quickly and at greater distances.

Q: Can the tool shorten any URL?
A: Employees and students with an active StarID and password can create shortened web addresses with this service. You will be asked to authenticate before a shortened URL will be generated.

Note: When generating URLs for non-university sites, the URLs must serve a University use such as class materials or University videos on Misuse of the domain name will not be tolerated. 

Q: How long are URLs active?
A: These shortened URLs never expire.

Q: Can the random letters after the domain name be customized. Can I make
A: At this time, the system does not support custom URL shortening.

Q: Is there an application programming interface (API)?
A: The URL-shortener was created using the University’s account. The API allows users to integrate third-party software, such as Tweet Deck. For information about using API functionality, contact University Communications at

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