Custodial & Expediting Services
Custodial Services provides routine cleaning for academic, administrative, and residential communities. Another key aspect of custodial services is event support. Our custodial crews provide set-ups and tear-downs for internal and external campus events.
Services encompass regularly scheduled routines and special projects. Non-scheduled work and special projects are generally billed to the requesting department. More information about chargeable and non-chargeable services is detailed below.
Examples of non-chargeable services provided by Custodial Services are:
- Restroom cleaning
- Vacuum carpeting
- Shampoo carpeting
- Empty waste baskets
- Dust mopping floors
- Wet mopping floors
- Refinish floors
- Window cleaning
- Dusting horizontal shelves
Examples of chargeable services include:
- Set ups for special events
- Clean up after special events
- Requests outside of normal service times
- Requests outside of normal service areas
Most state buildings are cleaned 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning 11 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Saturday morning. However, the following state buildings are cleaned by a second shift crew that works from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Campus Preschool
- Computer Center
- Couper Administration
- Health Services
- Institute for Child Development
- Physical Facilities
- Science III
- Science IV
- Tuscarora Office Building (CIW Center Building)
Public areas including classrooms, lecture halls, restrooms, main corridors, lobbies, stairwells, laboratories and locker rooms are cleaned daily.
Due to staffing restrictions, offices are not cleaned daily. Faculty, staff and students should dispose of perishables in kitchen, bathroom, or hallway receptacles which are emptied daily. Building dumpsters may also be used for disposal of perishables.
There is limited custodial staffing on weekends that survey and clean buildings and other areas that remain in use on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, staff makes sure everything is in order for classes beginning Monday.
Staff and faculty should deposit all recyclable material in the blue bins located in the hallways of buildings. More information about recycling is available here.
Disposal of Computers Owned by BU
Computing Services handles the disposal and/or recycling of BU owned computer equipment.
Physical Facilities is funded to supply restrooms with toilet paper, soap and paper towels where electric dryers are not available. If any of these areas are in need of supplies contact the Physical Facilities Customer Service Center at 7-2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Physical Facilities is not funded to supply laboratories, departmental kitchenettes etc. with supplies. Paper towels may be purchased through the Customer Service Center at a charge.
Residential Halls are cleaned Mon. - Fri. from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Limited staff is also on hand during the weekend to make sure public areas remain clean.
Mark Allen is Building Services Manager. He oversees Physical Facilities custodial, expediting and special events services. He can be reached at 777-2497.
Karen Roys is first shift (days) supervisor. She can be reached at 7-6196.
Rose Ann Bell is third shift (nights) supervisor. She can be reached at 7-6669.
11 p.m.-7 a.m.
Events Center, West Gym, Science 2, Science Library
11 p.m.-7 a.m.
Lecture Hall/Student Wing, Academic A, Academic B, Science 1
11 p.m. -7 a.m.
Library South, Library North, Engineering
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.
UU East, UU West, East Gym, Fine Arts
5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Science III, Science IV, Administration, ICD (Institute for Child Development), Campus Pre School, Institute for Child Development, Health Services, Computer Center, Physical Facilities, Clearview
7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Administration, University Union, University Union West, Fine Arts, Anderson Center, Library South, Library North, Library Tower, Computer Center, Academic A, Academic B, Lecture Hall, Engineering, Science 1, Science 2, Science 3, Science 4, Science 5, Science Library, Biotechnology, Engineering & Science
Nights-11 p.m. - 7 a.m.
University Downtown Center, Biotechnology, Rockefeller Center, Artco, Engineering, Science 5, Gym East,
7a.m. - 3:30pa.m.
West Gym, East Gym, Hillside, Athletic Fields, Events Center, McGuire, Gazebo, Information Booth
Newing College, Dickinson Community
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hinman College, Susquehanna Community, Hillside Community
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mountainview Community, Susquehanna Community, Garage, Warehouse, McGuire, Central Heating Plant
5 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Appalachian Collegiate Center, Tuscarora, Chenango Champlian Collegiate Center, Hinman Dining Hall, Biotechnology, Engineering & Science
7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Physical Facilities expediters have a number of roles. The expediters assist staff with office moves, set up and break down tables, chairs and other equipment for events and pick up and deliver supplies for residential halls and grounds.
For more information regarding BU's Relocation procedures visit Relocation Procedures.
Examples of non-chargeable services provided by Expediting Services:
- Moving/delivery of large shipments from Central Receiving to Campus locations
- Moving furnishings from one location to another
Examples of chargeable services provided by Custodial Services:
- Moving (expediting) services provided after regular hours or those performed in conjunction with major renovations*
- Delivery of materials for special events
Silvana Monaco, Expediting Supervisor- 7-4008
7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
* Contract moving is required when the work is beyond our capability. Evaluations of all large moves are provided based on the information provided to Customer Service and/or at the request of the customer.