Campus Master Plan

The University of St. Francis began a new era of expansion to better serve students and the community with a Campus Master Plan, approved in May 2004 by the university’s Board of Trustees. The 15-year plan is expected to cost more than $70 million upon completion.

Each phase of the Campus Master Plan will be dedicated to the following foci:

• Quality student experiences
• Historical integrity
• Environmentally sensitivity
• Community outreach

Campus beautification and increased parking will be included in every phase of the Campus Master Plan.

The University of St. Francis and City of Joliet have worked closely to develop synergies among the Campus Master Plan and the city’s Near West Side and Downtown Revitalization plans. The result is active partnerships among a variety of constituencies and consideration of multi-use facilities and green space.

For more information about the Campus Master Plan, please contact Nancy Pohlman, executive director of University Relations, (815) 740-3379;

“The vision is one where residents, university students, churchgoers, school children and visitors intermingle on a daily basis at shops, park and sports facilities, restaurants, art and auditorium spaces and service facilities with the University of St. Francis at the heart to create a multigenerational experience that models an appreciation of the many aspects of diversity and provides a broad economic base for the area.”
Michael J. Vinciguerra, Ph.D., President