Aurora is the multi site WordPress installation used for many of UConn groups and organizations. Along with supplying users with a WordPress CMS, UITS Web and Mobile Services provides default themes that they develop and maintain. Sherman is one of the default WordPress themes for Aurora. Sherman was realized in 2014. Its design introduced UConn to new design styles such as metro,, flat, and minimalist design.
Designing for the University means taking into consideration the traditional needs of a University while introducing new innovated graphic designs. The design must keep the integrity of the establishment and represent it respectfully. The design called for three theme colors, light grey, UConn blue, and dark grey. (Many additional colors were introduced later.)