The Housekeeping Division is responsible for the cleaning of all administrative, academic and athletic buildings. The housekeeping staff also maintains common areas, i.e., stairways, hallways, and restrooms, bathroom facilities of the dormitories, and the entryways of faculty apartment buildings. No housekeeping service is provided in student rooms or within faculty housing units. Housekeeping services are provided on a scheduled basis. Generally, all spaces are cleaned daily Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Special cleaning programs such as floor restoration and carpet care are normally performed during periods when the academic program is in recess, i.e., Fall and Spring Breaks, between semesters, and during the summer. Inquiries concerning Housekeeping Services, including emergency cleaning needs, should be reported to the Assistant Director of Facilities Management - Housekeeping Services at 610-896-1098.
The Arboretum Office of the Facilities Management Department is responsible for conducting educational programs in all facets of horticulture, e.g., conducting nature walks, lectures, and the identification and labeling of campus trees. The Arboretum Office also provides a plant-sitting service for student arboretum association members during the mid-year break. The Arboretum is responsible for the care and feeding of trees, plants, beds and flower tubs. Inquiries concerning these services should be directed to the Assistant Director of Facilities Management - Arboretum at 610-896-1101.
Grounds and Sustainability
The Grounds Division provides a planned program of grounds care for the campus lawns and athletic fields, leaf pick-up and snow/ice removal. Grounds is responsible for minor landscape repairs. The Office of Sustainability is also run through this division. Inquiries concerning these services should be directed to the Assistant Director of Facilities Management - Grounds and Sustainability at 610-896-1105.
In addition, these divisions are responsible the maintenance and repair of roads and walks. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and visitors use the campus daily; it takes a conscientious effort on everyone's part to keep the campus grounds safe, attractive and clean.
The Maintenance Division provides comprehensive maintenance services to academic, administrative, athletic, and dormitory buildings as well as to faculty housing. These services are provided by a staff of carpenters, painters, locksmiths, electricians, plumbers, and maintenance mechanics, HVAC technicians to ensure a safe and pleasant educational environment. The maintenance staff also conducts routine preventive maintenance checks on various electrical, mechanical, and architectural systems in all campus buildings. The purpose of preventive maintenance inspections is to detect and correct facility deficiencies or defects before the system as a whole breaks down. Building occupants can assist by reporting any deficiencies or defects directly to the Service Coordinator at 610-896-1096 as soon as they are noted.
Requests for maintenance work should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for routine requests. All emergency requests during normal working hours should still be called in to extension 1096 and after hours to Campus Security dispatcher at extension 1111.