Construction on the University Place Promenade project, an initiative that will enhance the campus landscape and improve the student experience, is scheduled to get underway on Monday, May 16. The promenade, one of the first projects in the Campus Framework, will create a greater sense of physical connectedness for all members of the campus community. The promenade calls for transforming University Place, between the Newhouse complex and the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center, into a vibrant, high-quality pedestrian space, which will be fully accessible.

Faculty, students, staff and members of the campus community are invited to participate in an upcoming community feedback session. These additional information session will build on the engagement and campus feedback opportunities that have already occurred. Two sessions are scheduled; the details are as follows:

Date: Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Newhouse 3, Room 250

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) services will be provided. If you are unable to attend an information session, please feel free to direct any questions or comments to the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction at

Part of Fast Forward Syracuse, the Campus Framework Plan works in coordination with the University’s Academic Strategic Plan to shape, guide and manage the Syracuse University campus environment and its physical form in support of the University’s mission.

Based on feedback from the University community, the following overarching goals for the Campus Framework were identified:

  • Support Academic Excellence: Strengthen the global legacy of learning and investigation by creating 21st century academic and research environments across the University.
  • Enrich All Aspects of Student Life: Foster student success through a holistic residential experience, engaging student life centers, a comprehensive academic and administrative support network and a diverse array of health and wellness offerings.
  • Create a Vibrant Campus Setting: Continue to enrich the environment with high-quality place-making, buildings and landscapes, distinguished by design excellence.