University of Rochester | Boundless Possibility: 2030 Strategic Plan

We are the makers of our future.

So, let’s go big.

Let’s reach further and dig deeper. Abandon norms. Chase inspiration. Embrace the unconventional.

The limits for what we create and what we achieve are set by us and what we choose to be. Be bold. Be imaginative. Be extraordinary. Be whatever “ever better” means to you.

Be boundless.

Our 2030 strategic plan

Bold and transformational goals will guide the University of Rochester toward framing and solving the greatest challenges of the future.

Research excellence and global reputation

We are committed to building and reinvigorating our research ecosystem and leveraging our distinctive strengths in ways to increase our reputation as a leading global research institution by investing in innovation and growth in our areas of distinction.

Exceptional undergraduate and graduate education

We will reimagine undergraduate and graduate education at our research-intensive institution to continue enhancing and enriching the student experience so that we develop leaders, citizens of the world, and learners who embody our Meliora values.

Health care of the highest order

We will continue to expand and transform health care delivery, promote an inclusive culture, and build programs of excellence that span research, education, and clinical care to reinforce and enhance our position as a leading national academic medical center.

Faculty and staff success

We are committed to building a community of individuals who represent a wide range of identities and backgrounds and to ensuring that all who work here feel valued and respected to cultivate an inclusive culture that prioritizes the well-being, development, engagement, success, and diversity of our community.

Sustainable growth

We will modernize and optimize the way we budget and allocate resources to realize our University-wide aspirations, implementing a new finance and operational model that will enable future and sustainable growth and success.

Be curious

Explore examples of how our students, faculty, and staff are exemplifying Boundless Possibility.

Portrait of John Blackshear.

Student life gets a new champion

John Blackshear, Rochester’s first vice president for student life, is poised to reimagine the student experience.

Portrait of Kathy Gallucci

This way to employee success

The Office of Human Resources has put miles on a modernization path that will better support the Rochester employees’ current and future needs.

A Laser Lab employee holds a large instrument outside of a target chamber, while wearing a hard hat and protective lab gear.

Laser-focused on laser leadership

An NSF grant positions Rochester to lead the effort in development of the next generation of lasers.

Be here

Join us for our Boundless Possibility events to keep you informed.

Philadelphia, PA

February 29, 2024

San Francisco, CA

March 7, 2024

Washington, DC

March 21, 2024

Be inspired

Hear from members of our community who are conducting research related directly to the strategic planning process.

Be informed

Our 2030 strategic plan includes significant goals for our campus and community. We are committed to transparency and accountability as we move forward.