Welcome to Facilities Operations!

Our goal is to provide services to meet the needs of our student, faculty, and staff. Facilities Operations has responsibility for maintenance, work orders, safety, grounds, construction projects, custodial, guest housing, rental vehicles and event set-ups.

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Facilities Operations Office:

See a list of all employees in Facilities Operations 



The Facilities Operations office is responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of university buildings. Custodians clean public areas, report damages, and handle routine maintenance requests. Students should report problems as soon as possible to the desk clerk, building custodian, Community Advisor (CA), or Area Coordinator (AC) for prompt attention. Faculty and staff should contact the building secretary or the Facilities Operations office directly.


Building maintenance requests and repair needs are addressed on a priority basis. The Facilities Operations office determines the urgency of each need or job request as it comes in; repairs requiring immediate action such as plumbing leaks or electrical shorts are given attention first. Requests for new projects such as the construction of shelving units or replacement of light fixtures are evaluated in the context of ongoing work and the availability of staff in that area.

Work Orders

Work orders are created for all maintenance job requests. Either complete the online Work Order Request Form and submit it to Facilities Operations or contact Facilities Operations at 920-832-6602, email: facilityservices@lawrence.edu.




Workplace safety

Detailed safety information is located on the Occupational Safety SharePoint site where you can locate [24] safety awareness pages with information about common hazards in the workplace. Once a hazard is recognized it can be analyzed so risk of injury or incident can be managed by following a hierarchy of controls.

Select on each image to learn more about each topic, Hazard Communication - Globally Harmonized System (GHS), Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls, Fire Prevention and Life Safety, Protecting Your Hands, Power and Hand Tool Safety, Material Handling and Safe Lifting, Welding, Cutting, Brazing Safety (Hotwork), First Aid and Medical Emergencies, Fall Prevention, Hearing Conservation Program, Eye on Safety, Electrical Safety, Ladder Safety, OSHA Quick Cards and Fact Sheets, Confined Space Awareness Training, My Safetyhub-Login, Custodian Safety, Preventing Heat-Related Illness, Safe Driving - Distraction Awareness, Winter Conditions and Safe Driving Tips, Walk Like a Penguin - Icy Conditions, Hazardous Waste Management, Universal Waste Management, and Hazard Alert topics (40 titles - zoom to 150% for easier reading).



New protocol to reduce false fire alarms on campus during remodeling or construction projects by contractors or sub-contractors.

Planning and notification requirements: 1-Hour NOTICE BEFORE STARTING. This notice is for ANY work that creates DUST (cutting concrete, drilling, grinding, sanding to prepare for painting, demo work)  Dust Containment - Use plastic and tape to seal off working area to contain the dust, and prevent dust from flowing into other rooms or floors of the building.

CALL Nick Mainville 920-202-1873 or Mark Musser 920-832-7189 during regular hours 8 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday. After hours 4:00 pm call Campus Safety at 920-832-6999.

Hot Work Permit - Required for ANY operation involving open flame or producing heat and/or sparks. This work includes, but is not limited to welding, cutting, brazing, cutting, grinding, soldering, thawing pipe, torch applied roofing, or chemical welding.

Hot Work Permit Form

LU Insider Facilities Blog

To find out more about Facility Services and campus projects, check out the LU Insider Facilities Blog.