A campus master plan is a physical manifestation of a university's strategic plan. At its best, it is a road map for the future of a campus, and becomes a crucial tool in confirming that short-term projects are working in conjunction with long-term plans and goals.
Without it, each decision made about a campus' facilities -- from new buildings to renovations to infrastructure improvements -- is made in isolation, without a bigger vision in mind. And a good campus plan builds in flexibility, so that it can accommodate shifting academic priorities and economic conditions.
2017 master plan
The university is currently working developing an updated Master Plan focusing on infrastructure, quality of space, space analysis and land use, and student life initiatives. This process is anticipated to be completed in spring 2017.
Current campus master plans
The current campus master plan was completed in 1994, and updated in 2006 and 2009.