Master Plans (Comprehensive Facilities Plan)

RFP and Presentation Schedules for Comprehensive Facilities Plans

The Board of Trustees Policy 6.4 obligates colleges and universities to update their facilities plans on a five year cycle. The schedule below identifies the current status of Comprehensive Facilities Plans for our colleges and universities, and the expected dates to kick off the process by hiring a facilities planning consultant and a targeted date for completion and presentation.

Comprehensive Facilities Plan Guidelines and Resources

For all Comprehensive Facilities Plans started after September 1, 2015

Audience:   Architects, related vendors, and college/university staff members involved in the comprehensive facilities planning process

Purpose:   All MnSCU campuses are obligated to update their comprehensive facilities plans (formerly known as "Master Plans") on a 5 year cycle.

  • Process Guide.  Start here for a brief overview of the Comprehensive Planning Process, including key milestones.
  • Update Guidelines.  Comprehensive facilities plan update guide providing checklists, examples and guidance for each section of the plan document.
  • Presentation Guide. A brief overview of what to expect when presenting your final plan to the system office.

Other Resources

Below are other resources that supplement the comprehensive planning process. 

Previous Guidelines

As the comprehensive facilities planning process gets started, below are some published guidelines for reference.