The Beyond Boundaries initiative imagines what Virginia Tech’s academic program will look like in 50 years. It foresees the university as an internationally recognized, global land-grant university that prepares purpose-driven students, who are not only experts in their area of study, but who learn and work across all disciplines.  

To create physical spaces that allow for students and faculty to learn and grow in these ways, university leaders are developing a new Master Plan that will shape the university’s Blacksburg, Roanoke, and National Capital Region campuses in the coming years.

The 2017 Master Plan for Virginia Tech will focus on infrastructure, quality of space, space analysis and land use, and student life initiatives taking into account anticipated enrollment growth.

It will incorporate strategies for the creative and efficient use of existing space, as well as the development of new facilities that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships and new ideas for housing an increasingly transient population of students, faculty, and researchers.

To inform the new Master Plan, students, employees, and community members are invited to participate in upcoming meetings:

  • A Student Focus Group Meeting will be held March 13, from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Squires Student Center Commonwealth Ballroom. Food will be provided.
  • An additional Town Hall Meeting will be held March 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Burruss Hall Auditorium. The Virginia Tech community and the general public are invited to attend.

Both meetings will begin with a short presentation by Sasaki Associates, after which participants will break up into smaller groups for focused discussions. Virginia Tech has hired Sasaki Associates as a consultant in developing the Master Plan.

For more information about the Master Plan, visit the Master Plan website.

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