The most visible and identifiable part of any university are its buildings and the space in and around those buildings. Along with its students, faculty and staff, the space that makes up a university setting is considered one of a university’s most important assets. This asset influences almost every aspect of university life from classroom scheduling, Physical Plant’s daily activities, to utilities costs. University Space is important to many other aspects of the university in various ways including the management of how personnel and students use the facilities. The university is required to report on its buildings, rooms, and courses to the Board of Regents on an annual basis. How the university is using its space directly impacts a portion of the university’s state funding. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the university it manage this space to evoke the most efficient and effective use.
The Office of Facility Planning helps manage this asset. Therefore, any proposed changes to university space or how that space will be used, must be communicated with and approved by the Office of Facility Planning. The following links are in place to help with this endeavor.