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Custodial & Grounds

Custodial & Grounds

Custodial Services Routine Operations:

  • Provided Monday through Saturday
  • Hours vary, most services 5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Emergency response 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
    Contact Campus Safety at (810) 762-9501

Grounds Services Routine Operations:

  • Provided Monday through Friday
  • Hours vary, most services 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Emergency response 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
    Contact Campus Safety at (810) 762-9501

Custodial Services:

Auxiliary Services has instituted a focused strategy of systematic zoned custodial services by creating teams assigned to specified areas throughout the campus. Custodial Services is responsible for the general cleaning of campus buildings. Custodial staff are routinely responsible for:

  • general cleaning including sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, sanitizing, and trash removal of academic and administrative spaces
  • window cleaning
  • reporting building and equipment repairs, as noticed while performing other duties
  • snow removal at building entrances and providing ice/snow melt
  • providing entrance mats and runners where needed
  • pest control (inside buildings and facilities)
  • daily interaction with faculty, staff, and students

Tasks not performed by Custodial Services:

  • Cleaning of laboratory counter, computer lab counters, and faculty/staff desk areas
  • Cleaning of department equipment (i.e. computer, AV equipment, etc.)
  • Monitoring or maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Moving heavy furniture
  • Running errands
  • Changing lighting (Maintenance Services)
  • Unlocking buildings, offices, or rooms (Campus Safety)
  • Performing personal service

Special Services:

Custodial Services will do the following special services if requested. There will be a nominal charge involved with these services:

  • Upholstery cleaning of non-approved (other than Haworth, Steelcase, Herman Miller) manufactured furniture 
  • Special events outside routine operational hours (restroom care, trash removal, and monitor spills)
  • Non-general University funded areas