WSU Tri-Cities will be a culturally diverse destination campus with signature programs in the sciences and engineering that provide students with real-world opportunities supported by vibrant research and industry partnerships.
To realize this vision, WSU Tri-Cities will:
Grow to serve 5,000 students, of which 80 percent will be undergraduates and 20 percent will be pursuing graduate degrees.
Secure status as the state’s only four-year public Hispanic Serving Institution and serve as a destination campus for students in the Mid-Columbia region who choose to attend college while living close to home.
Expand science and engineering programs focused on bioproducts and sustainable energy, wine science, and K-12 STEM education to result in signature programs with global impact and reputation.
Develop facilities and services that support the engagement of students and the campus community in activities, sports, lectures, cultural events and performances.
Over the course of the last year and a half, WSU Tri-Cities has been engaged in a reflective and collaborative process to establish a clear plan to guide our campus in growth, innovation and quality service to our community and WSU family.
WSU Tri-Cities has partnered with community members, industry, k-12 education and commerce have all contributed to this plan through various focus groups, consultation and public forums. Faculty and staff have been involved in the development of programmatic plans for the next fifteen years.
The individual strategic plans all strive to support dynamic student engagement, dynamic research experiences, and dynamic community engagement.
This phased development plan was created in fall 2008 by TVA Architects of Portland, Ore., under contract to Washington State University’s Capital Planning and Development. It was developed in conjunction with concurrent master planning projects for property adjacent to the campus for the Tri-Cities Research District, Solaris Group, LLC, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The 200-acre campus supports the teaching, research, and public service missions of WSU Tri-Cities. Facilities will continue to be developed to support a vibrant student life, enhanced cultural and recreational activities, and expanded academic programs. Plans also include buildings that can leverage partnerships with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, agriculture, and other industries to foster collaborative research and to develop innovative processes and technologies that can make a difference of the economy of the state and on the lives of its residents.
Academic Master Plan
WSU Tri-Cities academic master plan outlines how campus is responding to diverse students and expanding industry through the 21-st century.
The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Services has formulated a strategic map with an emphasis on enhancing student success, student learning and the overall quality of campus- life for students. The Strategic Map is the product of many hours of intentional, thoughtful work and involvement by Enrollment Management and Student Services professionals, faculty, university staff and students. It provides a “road map” for our continued development as a Division and is the culmination of our collective commitment to fostering dynamic student engagement, research experiences, and community engagement.
The development of this strategic map coincides with the appointment of new leadership within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Services, and is one that is imbedded in the Chancellor’s 8 design principles for a 21st century, with particular attention to:
Principle 1: Leverage the Location
Principle 2: Student Success
Principle 5: Cultural and Global Inclusion
Principle 8: Building the Brand
Campus Identity & Design Guidelines
The WSU brand encompasses the feelings, values, and expectations associated with Washington State University.
Visit the WSU brand site to see the visual, editorial, and style guidelines.