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UNH Hosts Two Public Forums on Campus Master Plan Update April 17, 2012
April 11, 2012
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DURHAM, N.H. -- The community is invited to attend either of two open forums on the update of the University of New Hampshire campus master plan Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from 12:40-2 p.m. in room 208 of New Hampshire Hall or 4-5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Theater II.

Each session will begin with a presentation on the key aspects of the draft plan. There will be an opportunity during each forum to discuss the advantages and impacts of all elements of the draft plan including:

  • The final preferred location for a new Center for the Arts and the steps for building it 
  • Opportunities for public-private ventures on campus lands that might include a hotel/conference center, retail and office/research space along with related relocations of campus land needs
  • The site selection of graduate student and family housing in the context of overall campus development
  • Uses of McConnell Hall, Nesmith Hall, Conant Hall, and Huddleston Hall as these facilities are renovated over time
  • Review of all space needs as programs evolve and expectations shift over time

A team consisting of UNH Campus Planning staff along with consultants Architerra Inc. of Boston and JBA Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo., have met with various committees, working groups and departments in the process of developing this draft plan with the intent of delivering an updated Campus Master Plan to UNH President Mark Huddleston over the summer with trustee approval in fall 2012. 

For those who cannot attend either of these forums information will be posted at www.unh.edu/cmp and on social media outlets. Comments and suggestions can also be shared at cmp.ideas@unh.edu.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.

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Media Contact: Erika Mantz | 603-862-1567 | UNH Media Relations