Gateway Master Plan

The Board of Trustees approved the KSU Kent Campus Master Plan concept and the initial financing strategy for Phase 1 projects at their March 7, 2018 meeting.

 
Rendering of master plan map
 

News coverage of the approval includes the Kent Stater (with a summary video), Record-CourierAkron Beacon Journal, Cleveland.com, WKSU, WKBN, WFMJ, and Crain's Cleveland Business.  The master planning team will now document the master plan analysis and recommendations.

View the Final Master Plan Presentation


Transformation Strategy

*Proposed Innovation Nodes for Transformation Strategy.
Create a Signature Kent Gateway
Extend Our Iconic Front Campus
Elevate Innovation Throughout Campus
Enhance Dynamic Campus Life
Expand Connection to City of Kent

Master Plan Phases & Milestones

Phase 1: 2018-2020

Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

Milestones

  1. New College of Business Administration Building
  2. Interdisciplinary Studios/Innovation Zone/Retail Phase 1 - On Hold
  3. Innovation Hub and Dining - Complete
  4. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
    1. Aeronautics and Technology Building Addition
    2. New KSU Airport Classroom Building - Complete
    3. Rockwell Hall Addition and Renovations (Fashion)
    4. White Hall Renovations  Phase 1 (Education)
  5. Research Expansion

    Phase 3: 2024-2027

    Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

    Milestones

    1. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
      1. Existing Business Administration Demolition
      2. University Library Tower Renovation
      3. Nixson Hall Renovation - On Hold
      4. Assembly-MACC Connector

    Phase 2: 2021-2023

    Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

    Milestones

    1. Interdisciplinary Studios/Innovation Zone/Retail Phase 2 - On Hold
    2. Research Expansion
      1. Integrated Sciences Building Lower Level Phase 2
      2. Cunningham Hall Research Labs
      3. Williams Hall Research Labs
      4. Research Building Phase 1
    3. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
      1. Bowman Hall Renovations
      2. Satterfield Hall Renovation
      3. Henderson Hall Addition / Renovation
      4. White Hall Renovations Phase 2 (Education)
    4. MACC Renovations
    5. Student Center Renovations

    Phased Independently

    Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

    Milestones

    1. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
      1. MACC Annex Renovations
      2. KSU Airport Master Plan
      3. Glauser School of Music Renovation
    2. Research Expansion
      1. Research Building Phase 2
    3. Recreation Expansion
      1. Student Recreation Expansion
      2. Indoor Recreation Facility
      3. Outdoor Recreation Complex
    4. Athletics Improvements
      1. Dix Stadium Renovations