UMass trustees approve $3.1B capital plan
BOSTON—University of Massachusetts trustees have approved a $3.1 billion, five-year, capital plan for new construction, renovations and upgrades to the system's five campuses.
The plan approved Wednesday builds on a $2.4 billion plan that has resulted in new dormitories and academic buildings in the past decade.
President Robert Caret says higher quality facilities attract better students and faculty.
The flagship Amherst campus is getting $1.1 billion under the plan. Boston is getting $897 million; Lowell is getting more than $513 million; Dartmouth is getting $286 million; and the medical school in Worcester is getting nearly $258 million.
The plan proposes funding through university money; borrowing, government support, and private donations.
Many projects are already underway, including new life sciences labs in Amherst and a new integrated science complex in Boston.