This study is a pilot study providing preliminary findings for an impending study aiming to investigate the usability of the Website of Uludag University. The study utilizes a website assessment questionnaire, containing twenty two items inquiring how the university's website is being used by the students. It was administered to 445 students in different grade levels and enrolled in several different faculties of Uludag University. There were differences in the responses of males and females. The study provides important directions for how the upcoming usability testing should be conducted, which would potentially yield refinements to the current website. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.