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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is now implementing a new Campus Master Plan. The plan serves as a broad guide and vision for the physical transformation of our campus and outlines the infrastructure needs and priorities to support the university’s strategic vision.

In the spirit of the strategic vision, the Master Plan is guided by five key principles–connectivity, growth, interdisciplinary and research, sustainability and natural systems, and Volunteer experience. The proposals outlined in the plan serve as a catalyst for additional future discussions about the possibilities for our campus.

The plan was developed over a 16-month process of engagement with a large cross-section of stakeholders.

UT students, staff and faculty were invited to attend the Campus Master Plan Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Student Union. The town hall provided an opportunity to ask questions about the development of the Campus Master plan. Representatives from international planning firm Ayres Saint Gross and Knoxville firm McCarty Holsaple McCarty attended. The firms partnered to guide the university through the development of this plan. Download the presentation shared at the town hall. 

A recording of the town hall is available for viewing.

The master plan provides a long-range vision for the campuses of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Institute of Agriculture.

The university uses the master plan and approved updates as a roadmap to identify short- and long-term opportunities and define phases for development of facilities and the campus as a whole. To view the plan, click here.