Student Affairs seeks feedback on recommendations for student spaces and facilities on campus

In November 2022, in partnership with Flad Architects, the Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M), and the Universities of Wisconsin, Student Affairs launched a project to create a plan for its facilities development and space use over the next 10 years. We are now seeking input on the plan’s draft recommendations through May 17, 2024, to ensure it aligns with student needs and to surface any remaining concerns or ideas.

Student Affairs works across multiple campus units dedicated to helping students succeed both within and out of the classroom. We deliver this shared mission across 18 campus buildings comprising more than 1 million square feet. Creating a welcoming and inclusive community where all students can grow is central to Student Affairs programming and service areas.

The plan for facilities development and space use will be a roadmap outlining the highest-impact opportunities — both near and long-term — to support student success and personal growth. Our focus is also on creating efficiencies in how we deliver services, utilize space, and maintain flexibility over time.

Five priorities emerged during the project, which have shaped the draft plan:

  • Provide environments that promote health and well-being.
  • Strengthen the physical network of student belonging locations.
  • Establish 333 E. Campus Mall as a vibrant student hub.
  • Strategically locate Student Affairs units to increase student engagement.
  • Promote student connections utilizing multi-modal spaces.

Thank you to the many students, Student Affairs staff, and campus partners who have informed this project over the past year and a half. We are excited about the future possibilities of our campus environment and how these changes will help advance our mission to enhance student success!

A final report of recommendations is expected to be complete by the end of summer 2024. If you have questions or would like to discuss the project, contact Chief of Staff Argyle Wade.

Please share feedback on the plan’s draft recommendations by May 17, 2024. Note that the document is an excerpt of a much larger study. It represents ideas under consideration, not final decisions, as well as four significant sample projects.

Feedback that is most helpful at this stage is:

  • What recommendations do you like and why?
  • What recommendations do you have concerns about and why?
  • Is there anything missing from the current draft recommendations?
  • What other questions or comments do you have?

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