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The 2008 Campus Master Plan

Initiated by University President Michael K. Young in 2005, the Campus Master Plan gives physical form to the University’s mission to engage, prepare, and partner with our neighbors, national and international friends, and campus students, faculty, and staff.

The Campus Master Plan analyzes:

  • Land use
  • Landscaping
  • Formal and informal open space
  • Pedestrian and vehicular circulation
  • TRAX and public transportation
  • Parking
  • Predominant building use
  • Utility infrastructure
  • Land ownership
  • Campus edges and community interaction, design features and opportunities

The University has hired Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco, to assist in the development of the Campus Master Plan.

“The U has long attracted students looking for a beautiful backdrop to their educational experience…”
– President Michael K. Young

Input & Involvement

As part of the overall Campus Master Planning effort, this public website provides an avenue for keeping all interested parties informed of the opportunities for input and involvement. It also serves as the bulletin board for project updates throughout the planning process. The Campus Master Plan was introduced at the Community Forum of March 27, 2007.

Inquiries about the Campus Master Plan may be addressed to the Office of Campus Planning at (801) 585-6751.

The 2008 Campus Master Plan

The 2008 University of Utah Campus Master Plan is complete and now available in PDF format. The PDF is organized by section.

The document is in an 11″x11″ format. Due to the non-standard size, printed copies may be requested through University Print & Copy Services. To obtain pricing information or to place an order for a printed copy, please visit the University Print & Copy Services Web site at or call 801-581-6171.

2008 UofU CMP A Cover TOC
2008 UofU CMP B Executive Summary (30MB)
2008 UofU CMP 1 Introduction
2008 UofU CMP 2 The Vision
2008 UofU CMP 3 Discovery (15MB)
2008 UofU CMP 4 Growth Projection
2008 UofU CMP 5 Plan Elements (52MB)
2008 UofU CMP 6 Transformative Projects (33MB)
2008 UofU CMP 7 Implementation
2008 UofU CMP 8 Acknowledgements
2008 UofU CMP 9 Appendix A

Consultants on University projects may contact Campus Planning for Campus Master Plan information.

The process for updating the University’s Campus Master Plan is complete. The updated plan was presented to and approved by the University’s Board of Trustees on June 9, 2008 and by the State Board of Regents on September 5, 2008. The PowerPoint presentation made to the Board of Regents is available here.

The update to the University of Utah’s Campus Master Plan has been underway since early 2007, led by the efforts of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and the University Campus Planning Department with the collaboration of campus and community members. This effort has been guided by the goal of creating a vibrant campus for students and an inviting atmosphere for the greater community.

The process for updating the Campus Master Plan included public meetings for faculty, staff, students along with the surrounding community. Other avenues for submitting input have also been provided.

Other supplemental information can be found on the Supplemental Campus Master Plan Documents page.

Inquiries about the Campus Master Plan may be addressed to the Office of Campus Planning.