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1962 campus plan

1962 Campus Plan by Sasaki, Walker and Associates, Inc.

Automobile and pedestrian circulation were still of concern during the 1962 planning process. The plan recommended the removal of North Pleasant Street as part of an alternate road network and surface parking lots located around the campus perimeter. The plan also removed Ellis Way which was one of the main organizing elements linking the west and north sides of the Pond. This plan intentionally moved the campus away from its agricultural roots and toward a more urban character. The plan also identified a zone in the southwest of campus for athletics; this aspect of the plan has been largely realized.

1964 Enrollment: 10,500.

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