As discussed i​n Stage 2: Master Plan/CEQA, the approved Physical Master Plan is the overall planning guide for campus development. Every CSU campus maintains a proposed schedule for implementation of projects over a five-year period in a document called the Five-Y​ear Capital Outlay Plan (PDF)

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This stage of the Project Center will cover how to prepare project programs for inclusion in the Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan, including determining need, establishing project budgets, and securing funding. The five-year plans for all 23 campuses are compiled into a single document and presented annually at a meeting of the Board of Trustees for approval each November.

If You Miss the Annual Board of Trustees Meeting for Approval of Your Self-Support Project

You have two options to submit your project for approval:

  • Amend Capital Outlay Plan via Board of Trustees (BOT)​: If your Self-Support project is over $40 million, it can be presented for Trustee consideration at a Board of Trustees meeting. Typically, these projects do not rely on systemwide funding sources and are instead funded using campus reserves, grant awards or donor contributions.
  • Amend Capital Outlay Plan via Delegated Approval: Self-Support project​s under $40 million and parking facility projects of all sizes can be approved via the delegated authority given by the Trustees to the Chancellor of the CSU.

Building projects listed in the Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan shall be included on t​he approved Physical Master Plan for the campus. If a proposed project is not master-planned, a minor or major master plan revision must be submitted to your campus-assigned CPDC planner and approved prior to the project being included in the five-year plan.