Capital Planning Process

A major focus of the Capital Planning and Project Management Department is the Capital Plan, an annual forecast of capital needs for Swarthmore College. It is a two-part plan including a Technology Capital Plan, prepared and implemented by Information Technology Services, and a Facilities Capital Plan, prepared and implemented by Facilities Planning & Construction.

The Facilities Capital Plan is a five-year projection of capital needs. The plan helps place multi-year projects in context and gives an overall perspective on facilities needs. However, the Board of Managers approves only one year's funding at a time.

Once approved by the President, the Facilities Capital Plan is forwarded to the Finance and Trusts and Property subcommittees of the Board of Managers for review and discussion. After the projects have been approved by the Board, Facilities can begin work to plan, design and construct facilities improvements.

To request a capital project:

Please contact Jan Semler, Director of Capital Planning and Project Management at jsemler1@swarthmore.edu