Capital Planning Process

Capital Planning is the process of budgeting for campus growth and renewal for buildings, infrastructure, and land.

Capital Planning is characterized by uncertain long-term projections, political pressures, resource management and tapping a wide range of expertise that requires both operational and financial experience. Plans must remain flexible as needs and resources change. 

Managing the financing and budgeting lifecycle of capital facilities is one of the biggest challenges faced by large institutions. 

Key factors

The major factors that guide capital planning at UC Merced are:

  • Addressing enrollment demand

  • Upgrading faciliites to handle technology advances and the changing nature of academic programs and research. 

  • Preservation of UC Merced's existing capital assets through investment in the renewal of facilities  and systems modernization.