The Renaissance Plan

Introducing the Renaissance Plan

The Renaissance Plan is the most ambitious long-term building maintenance plan in USD’s history, and will combine renovation with strategic new construction.

At Alcalá Park, beauty and sustainability go hand-in-hand. In order to reach USD's vision as a contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity's urgent challenges, the university must prepare for its future. As the university approaches its 75th anniversary in 2024, the Renaissance Plan will lay a foundation for the USD's operational success over the next 75 years.

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Ky Snyder, VP of Operations, introduces the Renaissance Plan.


The Renaissance Plan is moving forward. As progress is made, updates will be posted on each of the projects below. We invite all members of the campus community to participate in open forums during the planning phase, and check in on progress when construction begins (via a live video stream).

Learning Commons words over a blueprint background Learning Commons A new Learning Commons behind Copley Library will offer classrooms and flexible study space.
Camino Founders Courtyard Founders and Camino Halls The facilities in Founders and Camino will be renovated, with possible opportunities to reimagine space.
A student studying inside of Copley Library Copley Library Copley Library will be renovated to become a library for the 21st century.
School of Business words over a blueprint graphic School of Business A new School of Business building will be constructed adjacent to Olin Hall.
Olin Hall Olin Hall Olin Hall will be renovated to accomodate the already numerous business students
The words Engineering Space over a blueprint background Other University Projects: Engineering Space A new engineering space will contribute to the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.
The words Mission and Ministry Center over a blueprint background Other University Projects: Mission and Ministry Center A new building behind Founders Hall will create a home for USD's Mission and Ministry offices and activities.