The University of Missouri Board of Curators has approved Missouri University of Science and Technology’s latest Campus Master Plan, which outlines Missouri S&T’s efforts to develop an Arrival District for campus visitors and create a more cohesive and connected campus that is well-connected to the surrounding community.
The Campus Master Plan is designed to guide Missouri S&T’s long-range physical development over the next 20 years. It was guided by Missouri S&T’s three strategic priorities – to build research, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking; to increase the university’s recognition and improve its rankings; and to increase recruitment and retention.
To help reach the university’s enrollment goal, the plan proposes a more visible Welcome Center as part of the Arrival District, with nearby parking for prospective students and their families. Plans call for this new facility, which will house S&T’s admissions department, to include an auditorium and theater for presentations and panel discussions, a large lobby with electronic exhibits, a gallery area to showcase student creations, and meeting rooms to allow faculty advisors to meet with prospective students and their parents. Currently these functions are distributed throughout campus.