UConn is one of our nation’s top public universities, home to the brightest faculty and students who deserve the best spaces in which to live and learn. We are building state-of-the art facilities that foster imagination, cultivate relationships, and advance innovation.
UConn’s strategic Master Plan provides the blueprint for improvements that will allow our flagship University to maintain its world-class status. UCONN 2000, 21st Century UConn, and Next Generation Connecticut, the state’s newest 10-year, $1.5 billion initiative, are transforming our facilities statewide, strengthening our research and education.
The following sampling of projects in planning, design, and construction represent key investments from those initiatives for UConn’s future. For the most up-to-date information on these projects and others, including construction activity maps and quarterly construction reports please visit our website at updc.uconn.edu.
Engineering and Science Building
This 115,000-square-foot facility includes state-of-the-art laboratory space for interdisciplinary research, and will accommodate student and faculty growth in fields such as bio-nanoengineering and cyber-physical systems engineering. Construction on the five-story, $95 million building began in June 2015, with completion targeted for summer 2017.
Innovation Partnership Building
Opening in fall 2017 and the first building in UConn’s Technology Park, this 110,000+ square-foot facility with specialized equipment and instrumentation will serve a nexus of intellectual, physical and cyber assets that is intended to foster University-Industry partnerships for research, innovation technology commercialization and job growth for the State of Connecticut.
Utility infrastructure is the backbone of campus operations, supporting all buildings, services, and student and faculty needs. These systems represent a significant investment over decades of growth, requiring that future development considers carefully the integrity of existing infrastructure before expansion or repairs are made. UConn has begun planning, design, and construction to improve its utilities, and will continue to do so pragmatically on an annual basis with as little disturbance to campus life as possible.
UConn Bookstore Hillside Location
The existing bookstore is approximately 41,000 square feet and is in the process of a full renovation to improve the consumer and student experience. A new main entrance from the front patio will connect the new exterior seating area to the interior retail and public spaces. The interior renovations will include a Starbucks café, an Apple and technology store, and The Glossary, a section for cosmetic and beauty products. The 4,000-square-foot public space on the second floor will provide student seating and study areas and can also be used for events. The bookstore will remain open for business. Read more about the UConn Bookstore renovation on UConn Today.