How to setup a DNS entry using CNAME

I work a (new) professor at university and I have made a webpage for my research group. The site is on github and while undoubtably will always be in development, I would like to deploy it. I have made the site available using netifly, but I understand that my university can get their DNS system to point to the site using a DNS CNAME entry. Can someone give me a summary of how this works and what I need to do to make it work. Thanks for any help in advance.

Hi there,

That is outside the scope of Hugo and this forum. You can try to ask your question on the Netlify support forum instead.