UC Riverside's strategic plan, UCR 2020: The Path to Preeminence underscores the campusâ€™ commitment to high-quality growth based on academic excellence and increased educational access. To this end, UCR anticipates growing its core faculty by 300 new ladder-rank scholars from the current 650 and increasing enrollment to 25,000 by 2020. Additionally, UCR is considering increasing enrollment to 30,000 by 2025. The planned future growth will require further investments in capital facilities and infrastructure.
The Physical Master Plan Study was undertaken to develop a vision for the physical environment of the campus that can meaningfully respond to its goals for future growth to up to 30,000 students within the planning horizon of 2015 to 2025.
Initiated in December 2014, the planning process was deliberate in seeking the participation of students, faculty, staff, administrators, community members, elected officials, and City of Riverside representatives. Stakeholder feedback was key in providing critical insights on the existing campus and future aspirations, and in developing a shared vision.