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Institutional Master Plan

Emmanuel College’s Institutional Master Plan (IMP) was unanimously approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on May 15, 2012. This IMP contains a strategic ten-year plan to accommodate student growth, build enhanced academic and research space for its students.

As required by the City of Boston, all institutions, including colleges and hospitals, must file an Institutional Master Plan (IMP) every 10 years.  Emmanuel College's IMP, unanimously approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on May 15, 2012, provides a framework for planning and arrays anticipated changes to the College's campus over the next decade.

The College's previous IMP, filed in 2000, provided a blueprint for Emmanuel to build the campus of today, including the creation of an Endowment Campus (and resulting partnership with Merck Research Laboratories - Boston) and the approval for the building of the Jean Yawkey Center and the Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center.

With the renewed IMP for 2012-2022, Emmanuel is building on the success of the past decade. This plan will allow Emmanuel to enhance and increase residential, academic, student programming and outdoor green space to accommodate a gradual growth in undergraduate enrollment over a 10-year period.

Institutional Master Plan Goals

  • Accommodate undergraduate growth to 2,200-student campus
  • House 76% of students on campus, with more competitive housing choices
  • Provide state-of-the-art learning spaces and technology and increase academic and student-life space to address current limitations.
  • Continue to enhance usability of campus green space


2012-2022 Institutional Master Plan Projects

Julie Hall

  • Will replace existing Julie Hall
  • 17 stories
  • 220,000 SF of resident space for 720 beds-net increase of 500 beds, 220 replacement beds
  • 21,000 SF of academic space
  • 34,000 SF of dining/student life space, 450-500 additional seats in dining area

Proposed uses: Additional academic and student life space, including an expanded dining hall and related kitchen space; study/meeting rooms; classrooms; commuter lounge; larger fitness center

Parking: 200 spaces, below grade (net increase of 129 spaces with removal of surface parking)



Cardinal Cushing Library/Academic Center

76,000-square-foot, 5-story additional to current Cardinal Cushing Library

  • Expanded Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, from 239 to 300 seats
  • New 75-seat lecture hall
  • 7 classrooms
  • 12 seminar rooms
  • Informal gathering/study spaces
  • Teaching/learning center
  • Faculty offices
  • Additional library facilities