It is time once again to consider the future direction of the University of Memphis
as part of a Facilities Master Plan Update.
In 2008, the University completed a Master Plan that provided the institution with
a vision for growth and improvement. Many aspects of that vision have been successfully
implemented over the past five years which makes it appropriate to embark on an update
to the plan. In addition, since 2008, the University has grown both in enrollment
and in locations.
The purpose of the Facilities Master Plan Update is to re-align the physical, spatial,
and fiscal objectives in support of the University’s Strategic Plan. It will help
differentiate the institution and create a distinctive destination – through outstanding
academic and research programs, a vibrant urban campus life, and a compelling physical
The Facilities Master Plan Update is organized around five primary phases: Discovery,
Analysis, Idea Generation, Refinement, and Documentation. The master planning process
is intended to be strategic, data-informed, iterative, and inclusive. It will require
engagement and input from existing University leadership and a broad base of campus
constituents, as well as community constituents. The input received from these groups
will be instrumental in ensuring the planning process moves forward in an efficient
and responsive manner.