Carleton College to Host Community Open House on Facilities Planning

Carleton College announces a Community Open House on Wednesday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity, Larson Meeting Room 236, to share emerging plans for the long-term layout of the campus, including desired locations for future academic, administrative, and residential functions.  The public is invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.

Since last spring, Carleton has been engaged in a facilities master planning effort to determine the physical changes needed to support the College’s academic mission, and to make the best use of its existing buildings and space.  This is a chance for the community to learn more about the planning and to provide the College with feedback and ideas.  There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the program, then College planners will move to stations around the room to provide additional information and field questions and thoughts from the community in an open house format.

The College’s recently adopted Strategic Plan identifies Carleton’s three most pressing physical plant needs in the coming decade: additional 30- to 50- seat flexible classrooms that accommodate multiple teaching approaches, state-of-the-art laboratory and teaching facilities that will ensure Carleton’s continued national leadership in undergraduate science education, and teaching, performance, and public event spaces that meet the needs of our music program as well as the extracurricular demands of a campus full of vocal and instrumental musicians.   The Facility Master planning is addressing these and other issues as identified in the Charge from the President last year.  For more background, please see the Strategic Plan and the charge at:

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