2023 Capital Request

Capital Requests

2023 Capital Request Summary (PDF)

The 2023 bonding bill provides $136 million dollars for two of the University’s requested projects: 

  • $43.35 million for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) systemwide
  • $92.6 million for Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories on the Twin Cities campus

View a comparison of the capital investment proposals during the 2023 legislative session. This is the first bonding bill to pass the Minnesota Legislature since 2020. 

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering leaking roof

Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement

$200 million in state funding
Preserve and renew the U of M’s existing infrastructure to better serve students, maximize its useful life, and ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of building users. The U of M allocates HEAPR funding systemwide in four categories: health, safety, and accessibility; building systems; utility infrastructure; and energy efficiency. View the 2023 HEAPR project request list.

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Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories

$92.6 million in state funding
Renovate 95-year-old Fraser Hall to create a 117,000-square-foot modern chemistry teaching laboratory serving students from every college on the Twin Cities campus. This building will provide 18 active learning laboratories–serving high demand STEM courses–with space for lab preparation, academic support, and collaborative learning. Funding for design was provided in the 2020 bonding bill.

Two cows in a barn

Agricultural Research and Education Complex

$60 million in state funding
Design, acquire land, and build a new agricultural research and education complex dedicated to the Future of Advanced Agricultural Research in Minnesota (FAARM). This integrated hub will support researchers, instructors, and industry partners to study all aspects of agriculture, including smart farming, livestock, soil health, water quality, climate, and the sustainability of rural economies.

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Academic Health Center Duluth - Design

$12 million in state funding
Design an approximately 180,000 square foot facility in the Duluth Medical District to provide high demand health care education and interprofessional training. The facility's teaching, clinical practice, and research spaces will support Greater Minnesota workforce needs in partnership with area colleges and health systems and serve local communities with a focus on health equity. Learn more about the Academic Health Center Duluth

UMC Heating Plant equipment

Heating Plant and Utility Infrastructure

$3.3 million in state funding
Replace deteriorated equipment inside the Crookston campus’ heating plant, as well as related utility infrastructure to improve safety within the plant and reliability of heat and hot water across campus. The heating plant, built in 1911, provides heat to the entire campus and hot water to most of the academic buildings. The hot water storage tank is degrading and the electrical gear is obsolete.

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Multi-Ethnic Resource Center

$3.3 million in state funding
Improve accessibility and upgrade life safety and building systems in the Multi-Ethnic Resource Center on the Morris campus. Constructed in 1899, this hub for Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs is the only campus building original to the Native American boarding school. The building lacks an elevator.


Project Name Project Total UMN /
Non-state Investment
State Request
Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement $200  --- $200
Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories $138.9 $46.3 $92.6
Agricultural Research and Education Complex $120 $60 $60
Academic Health Center Duluth–Design $18 $6 $12
Heating Plant and Utility Infrastructure $5 $1.7 $3.3
Multi-Ethnic Resource Center $5 $1.7 $3.3
Total $486.9 $115.6 $371.3

Dollars are in millions. Columns may not tally due to rounding.

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