Louisiana funds major renovations and new construction on campus through the capital outlay process. As a requirement of the State Capital Outlay process, LSU annually submits a prioritized five-year plan for capital improvements. This plan is the result of intensive university wide planning efforts. The Office of the Chancellor, The Office of Facility Services, the Facility Design and Development Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Office of Budget and Planning work together in producing the plan, with the Chancellor serving as the final decision maker. State Capital Outlay Projects are divided into two main categories, self-generated and state funded. Hybrids, which combine funding from the state and other sources, are pursued when possible and often encouraged.
LSU submits the Capital Outlay five-year plan each year to the LSU System Office. These lists are submitted through the Board of Regents to the State Division of Administration where they are approved or disapproved in the state legislature. Each year a house bill is passed that lists the projects that are funded. Please see below for the current five-year plan.