Updated master plan expands meal, living options

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New dining facilities, residence halls and building expansions are some of the many buildings being added to the university’s master plan.

Buildings that will be built within the next six years are an Agricultural & Engineering Technology Building, Nursing / Biology Building, Shared Special Instruments Building, South Residential District, Dining Facility, Student Health and Counseling Center, Events Center / Press Box and Surface Parking

Buildings that will be expanded upon in the next six years are: the Lowman Student Center and the Communications & Central Plant.

“I am very pleased that we were able to build upon the existing master plan to ensure our campus infrastructure continues to meet our academic, research, student life and recreational needs,” President Dana Gibson, Ph.D said.

Other buildings that will be added within the next 14 years or more include A new fine arts complex, a new parking deck, a new dining hall and two new residential halls.

The two new residential halls and a parking deck will be located around Lone Star Hall.

Another new residential hall and dining facility will be located behind Raven Village.

The 2008 Master Plan was scheduled to last until 2020 but due to campus expansion the plan needed to be updated.

“Our campus master plan is a working document, based on input from a variety of sources, that provides a guide in helping us make long-term decisions,” Gibson said. “However, because planning for the needs of a university campus is an on-going process, we must review, challenge and update the plan to address evolving demographics and academic trends.”

For the full master plan visit the university website.

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