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.

Facilities Master Plan Guide and Updates

May/June 2015 - Seeking Comments and Feedback on New Planning Guidelines

The system office seeks comments and feedback on its new Comprehensive Facilities Plan guidelines linked below. This set of documents is an evolution of the master plan guidelines and is meant to replace the current set of  guidelines. Campuses should plan on using the new guidelines after September 1, 2015.

  • DRAFT - Process Guide.  Offers an overview of the Comprehensive Planning Process, including key milestones.
  • DRAFT - Presentation Guide. Provides a checklist on what to prepare for the presentation to the system office. The last step before final approval.
  • DRAFT - Update Guidelines This is the main update guide providing checklists, examples and guidance for each section of the comprehensive facilities plan document.
  • To offer comments on the draft, please use the Comments Form

Current Master Planning Documents

The Facilities Master Planning and Update Guide are designed to help each MnSCU institution and their consultants plan for and develop future capital requests. 

As the master plan process gets started, below are some published guidelines that feed into the master plan process.