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Campus Master Plan

The university's master plan provides a road map for the future. While a Master Plan does not generally affect the daily lives of those who study, work at and support UCM, it provides guidance for long-term strategic decisions. The university has a long tradition of master planning. UCM's last comprehensive Master Plan was updated in February, 2012.

The university will establish priorities for implementing different projects related to the Master Plan. The university will seek funding from private, state and federal sources in order to move forward with many projects. Following are some of the highlights of the master plan.

Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse

Pertle Springs was once a popular destination site that brought people from across the country to the Warrensburg area. With the opening of the Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse at Keth Memorial Golf Course, University of Central Missouri leaders expect to stir new interest in the recreation area through its newest addition.

Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse

Fraternity Complex

Built in 1965 to house eight fraternities, the Fraternity Complex is in need of replacement at UCM. Sites being considered include the current location on South Holden Street, south of campus, as well as a site south of Panhellenic Hall, which also was constructed the same year. Although the first option utilizes existing property, the second option is closer to campus and consolidates Greek housing in one location. A single building complex and duplex housing are being considered.

Fraternity Complex

Lower Level Improvements at Audrey J. Walton Stadium

When Audrey J. Walton Stadium was constructed about 15 years ago, the facility’s lower level was left unfinished. New football locker rooms and training facilities are part of the plan to complete the facility. The stadium concourse level, directly above, would also undergo improvements in concession and retail service areas.

Stadium Improvements

Northwest Housing / Retail Mixed-Use

With growing enrollments, and a need for improved campus housing, UCM has included in its master plan a new public-private facility that combines student housing with retail space and captures the excitement of the Audrey J. Walton Stadium area. The facility will be located at South and Holden streets, which is currently the site of the General Services Building. Once completed, most operations at the University Store in the Elliott Union would be moved to this facility, and new retail establishments would be available. The facility would overlook an improved Audrey J. Walton Stadium to the south, and would provide a new front door to the downtown Warrensburg community to the north.

Housing and Retail

Fine Arts / Hendricks Hall

Although the university may be many years away from building a large performing arts center, a new art scape project will upgrade the entrance to Hendricks Hall and make the facility more personal and useful for visitors. A new entrance facing South Street will improve access not only to Hendricks Hall but to the Utt Building, while also creating a new entry point at the northeast corner of campus. This improvement is designed to enhance campus outreach to the community and improve the functionality of existing facilities used for the performing arts.

Fine Arts / Hendricks