UCR to Hold Two More Visioning Workshops on the Future of the Campus

The workshops will be held on Monday, April 27

Faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered on Feb. 24 at the HUB for a visioning workshop about the current physical campus.

On Monday, April 27, UCR will host two more workshops about the future of campus physical planning.  The events, “UCR Future Campus Visioning Workshops,” are being held both on- and off-campus, and are open to students, faculty, staff and members of the local community.

The first workshop will be held for students, faculty, staff from 12:30–2:30 p.m. (doors open at noon) at HUB Room 302. The second workshop, for neighbors and the UCR community, will be held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 pm) at the University Extension, Rooms A, B & C, 1200 University Ave.

Two initial sessions were held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the HUB. Faculty, staff, students and alumni discussed opportunities for more informal gathering spaces, food venues, separation between bikes and pedestrians, and more solar panels shading buildings and parking lots. A second workshop was held that evening for members of the community around campus. The planning sessions are part of an ongoing effort to prepare for growth to meet the needs of the plan for UCR 2020.

“These workshops give everyone a chance to make your voice heard on a wide variety of issues – including architecture, design, open spaces, sustainability, traffic, transportation, parking, signage, amenities, landscaping, safety, way-finding, walkability, and much more,” said Maria Anguiano, vice chancellor for planning and budget.

“Each member of the campus community has a unique experience of the buildings and spaces that we use and through which we move every day, said Rob Gayle, campus architect. “Sharing that experience — what works and what doesn’t —  will help create the places and spaces that will shape UCR’s future.”

The workshops are part of an ongoing Physical Master Plan Study to guide responsible and sustainable campus development to the year 2025 and beyond.

The study will be used to assist campus leadership in meeting the key goals of the university’s strategic plan, UCR 2020: The Path to Preeminence. While the study is underway over the course of 2015, UCR will continue to advance priority projects, in accordance with the UCR long-range development plan of 2005, with amendments, as necessary, and subject to any required public review.

UCR is committed to soliciting input from the public as well as local and state government entities and private concerns during the process.  For more information, please visit planning.ucr.edu.

Those who did not attend Workshop No. 1 are encouraged to join the conversation on Monday, April 27.

Schedule: MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015


12:30–2:30 p.m. (doors open at noon)

Highlander Union Building (HUB), Room 302

Lunch and free 3-hour parking included for those who register

Check in at  University Kiosk for parking permit (West Campus Drive, near Lot 1)


5:30–7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 pm)

University Extension, Rooms A, B & C, 1200 University Ave.

Dinner and free 3-hour parking included for those who register

RSVP by April 22. For more information, email planning@ucr.edu or call (951) 827-2433.

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