The Facilties Operations department includes six units responsible for maintaining our beautiful campus, inside and outside buildings, as well as above and below ground. Please don't hesitate to contact our Facilities Customer Service Center if you need our help, 609-258-8000.

For more detail on our department, feel free to explore our organizational chart or find a team member in our staff directory to the right.

  • Building Services
    • our staff in Building Services have a daily presence in every building on Princeton campus, and are responsible for cleaning, moving, logistical support of campus events and running the Resource Recovery program. We manage several warehouse complexes for rental equipment, document storage, resource recovery items and a few important artifacts that come out once a year. We also maintain student laundromats, campus fire extinguishers, and the University waste and recycling stream.  Our teams clean over 10,000,000 square feet daily, deliver, setup and take down over 125,000 pieces of rental equipment each year, manage nearly 100,000 square feet of warehouse space, and remove over 5,000 tons of waste and recycling each year. 

  • Campus Grounds
    • our Campus Grounds staff are responsible for the maintenance, horticulture, and arboriculture needs of the entire campus; management of the University fleet, and coordination of many high-profile exterior events each year.  Grounds services include mowing, landscaping, forest management and snow and ice removal.  This team is also responsible for planning and executing multiple special events each year, including alumni and trustee events and reunions.  
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
    • our Civil and Environmental engineers maintain our utility distribution systems, roads & parking lots, keep us in environmental compliance and provide rigging services to move heavy objects or specialized equipment.
  • Maintenance 
    • our Maintenance staff are responsbile for stewardship of the buildings, labs, and special facilities on our main and Forrestal Campuses, as well as off-campus graduate housing, faculty and staff housing, and commercial properties.  Our services include carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, electrical & elevator work, as well as major event & reunion support. Over the course of a year, we respond to a majority of the 60,000+ service requests received by our Facilities Service Center.
  • Site Protection
    • our staff in Site Protection test, inspect, maintain and manage the University’s Fire Protective Safety Systems (FPSS), Card Access Control System, Security Systems  (CACS), Campus Video Management System (CVMS), the Keyless Locking System (KLS) and the Locksmith Shop.  We oversee the design, required testing code compliances and practices as it pertains to all of these systems. Located at 306 Alexander Street we also provide a 24 hour/7 day on-site Response Team to support these systems as well as other emergency needs of the University. 
  • Major Maintenance - Special Projects
    • our Special Projects team design and oversee interior renovations, masonry repair, large scale exterior envelope repairs, maintenance and upgrades such as roof and window work.

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In The News

  • Aug. 9, 2021

    We are happy to announce Resource Recovery's warehouse fully reopens this week and we return to our normal pre-pandemic hours. Chairs, desks, bookcases, and much, much more. 

    Here's how to shop with us:

  • Jan. 6, 2021

    Here in Facilities, we've been helping out during move-in for oh, a few years. We've assembled a list of tips and tricks that we hope will make your move-in experience a bit easier (check out tips 8 and 9 to help adjust your bed). Whether you are a new or returning student, welcome to campus! Our Facilities Customer Service team is here all year and happy to help.

  • Dec. 3, 2020

    “The University’s recycling achievements have been the result of the collaborative planning and hard work of the Building Services and Office of Sustainability teams,” said Seward. “I thank them all for their labor and striving to improve the environment for our future generations. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the University.

More news

  • Nov. 23, 2020

  • Oct. 15, 2020

    In Spring 2020 a campus-wide COVID signage working group was tasked with developing clear COVID signs to support and share the University's evolving COVID-19 policies. The working group partnered with Applied Wayfinding, a London-based company that specializes in dealing with complex information, to develop signs to clearly and effectively share our COVID policies. The new suite of Princeton University COVID signs provide safety information using colorful graphics and icons developed around 4 types of signs.

  • May. 12, 2020

    We often say we're doing our jobs well when you don't know we're here. Thank you, Aditi and Maximo, for noticing we are here. We are sincerely touched to receive this acknowledgment. To all of our seniors, your last year is not what you've planned and is ending without your well-earned traditional celebrations. We know we'll see you again, and when you return we will be here to support every one of your reunion celebrations! - with gratitude, Facilities Operations

  • Apr. 21, 2020

    The University's records storage process received an upgrade. All records-related requests (storage/retrieval/destruction) can now be handled directly with Princeton University Records Management.

  • Feb. 7, 2020

    Facilities' Cloud Huntley works in Lewis Center for the Arts buildings and one of a handful of subjects in a series of portraits by artist Mario Moore. "Portraits on university campuses usually portray school founders, presidents and donors. But at Princeton University, portraits of blue-collar campus workers are now taking center stage. A new set of paintings are offering a fresh perspective on the working class, racial struggle and empowerment at the Ivy League school".

  • Dec. 3, 2019

  • Nov. 22, 2019

    Princeton Facilities recently launched the “Recycling on Campus” mobile app to make recycling easier for the campus community. Through the app's search function users will be able to quickly determine what can--and can't--be recycled on campus as well as receive updates about campus recycling and related initiatives.

  • May. 8, 2019

    It is that time of year, and whether this is your first move-out or your last, we often get questions about how this all works. Facilities helps with some move-out activities, and thanks to Facilities Customer Service we compiled answers to our top five move-out questions.

  • May. 8, 2019

    Recent changes in the global recycling industry have presented us with an opportunity to restructure our campus recycling collection program with an emphasis on improving our sorting strategies and reducing contamination. A Facilities working group was recently formed to develop these strategies. Please be patient as we work to design a recycling system that will be consistent across our entire campus. 

  • Feb. 13, 2019

    We are proud to say over 250 Princeton University mattresses have been diverted from landfill garbage, thanks to a relationship with Renewable Recycling we began last summer. And that number will continue to rise. 

  • Jan. 22, 2019

    Step onto campus through FitzRandolph Gate, walk down the stone path and gaze up at Nassau Hall. The iconic cupola atop Princeton University’s oldest building has been made over. See the full story and videos to experience the renovation up close.

  • Sep. 12, 2018

    As students and faculty return to campus this fall, they may wonder what is happening outside Princeton University's Iconic Nassau Hall. View the video featuring Alexis Mutschler, assistant director of special projects in Facilities Operations. 

Did you know?

  • Facilities maintains the oldest building on campus, Nassau Hall, which was built by Philadelphia-based carpenter Robert Smith in 1756.