KU's 2014-2024 Campus Master Plan

The 2014–2024 University of Kansas Campus Master Plan is KU’s fifth and most comprehensive master plan. The plan was developed over a 13 month period, during which hundreds of individuals were engaged in meetings, focus groups, interviews, and charrettes. Three campus and Lawrence community open forums were also held. The end result is a document that includes extensive analysis and reports on space and classroom utilization, historic patterns and resources, land use, program accommodation, sustainability, coordination with the local community, and other areas.

KU’s master plan is unique because it is a living plan, to be revisited in the future and adjusted as needed, rather than repeating the planning process. This level of flexibility is achieved by focusing on 11 planning principles that embody KU’s historic excellence and ambitions for the future, as well as the university’s values and priorities. The result is a plan that physically embodies KU’s strategic plan, Bold Aspirations , through three broad physical concepts — Student Success, Campus Life; Academic Communities; and Sustainable Land Use & Growth Patterns.

KU Executive Summary 
Regents Master Plan Presentation 

2014-2024 University of Kansas Campus Master Plan 
KU Central District Master Plan 

Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times