Grounds Services

First impressions are important, and grounds maintenance is a serious issue on campus. Responsible for providing a safe and properly maintained landscape, Grounds Services successfully achieves that mission by integrating landscape design and maintenance to provide a clean, safe, attractive, and functional outdoor campus, while preserving and enhancing its natural beauty. The appearance of the campus is a very influential aspect that catches the eye of all visitors to the University.

In addition, Grounds Services is responsible for parking areas, athletic fields (practice and NCAA), and intramural fields. Their goal is to keep the grounds safe and beautiful for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy. Their motto is "Clean and Green."

Grounds maintenance includes

  • maintenance of lawns and plant material (mowing, weeding, and trimming)
  • care and replacement of trees, shrubs, and flowers
  • install new landscapes and irrigation
  • control of litter, cleaning streets, sidewalks, and parking lots
  • maintenance of all athletic fields
  • assist other departments and programs
  • Greenhouse Services
  • labor rates for estimating work