The campus plan update is the first new plan to be prepared since 1993. It addresses 500,000 square feet of new space for academic and student-life functions and guides the university toward future incremental growth.
Expansion of the campus is limited geographically. A cemetery separates the north campus from the academic core and prevents expansion in the middle FEATURED IN2004 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning campus. Therefore, the proposed land-use plan consolidates and organizes each of the primary campus uses. Academic functions are on East Campus, centered on Engleman, Buley Library and several new academic buildings. Student-life functions are aggregated on the west campus, focused on the existing residence halls and the food-service area, and housed in a renovated and expanded building—Connecticut Hall.
The north campus population is better served by including a new building with a fitness center and meeting space for social events. The plan proposes closing Farnham Avenue, creating a new campus quadrangle, and forming the basis of future campus development and funding requests to the state legislature.