• Facilities Services

    Facilities Services

    Facilities Services strives to provide outstanding support for the students, faculty, staff and visitors to Hamline University. As a service organization, we are responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair of Hamline University buildings and facilities; and the provision of utilities, land care, custodial, and other related support services. Our primary goal is to provide responsive and cost effective service for the operation and maintenance of facilities that support the mission of Hamline University.

    Please let us know how we can help make your work and academic environment better. We welcome your calls and comments.

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    We are located at 1481 Taylor Avenue, east of the Klas Center. Our office hours are Monday though Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Quick Reference Guide to Facilities Services

      Access to locked areas

      Access to locked areas may be requested by calling the Office of Safety & Security at ext. 2100. Facilities Services personnel are instructed not to unlock doors for anyone without prior permission from appropriate authority.

      After-hours service calls

      The Facilities Services hours are from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday call ext. 2225. Calls during non-office hours for emergency services should be directed to the Office of Safety & Security at ext. 2100.

      Air conditioning and heating

      Temperature control throughout the university is operated and maintained by the Heating Plant Division of Facilities Services. Building occupants should not attempt any repairs to malfunctioning equipment. Problems concerning the heating and air conditioning systems, window air conditioning units, or other service requirements should be directed to the Facilities Services Desk at ext. 2225. For building temperature problems after hours, please call the Office of Safety & Security at ext. 2100. 

      Contract construction

      Some maintenance and repair projects and most major renovations or new construction are accomplished through contracts with outside vendors. These contracts are administered by the Director of Facilities Services. Only authorized Facilities Services personnel may direct the work of contractors. Questions, comments, or concerns about the work of contractors at Hamline should be directed to the Facilities Services Desk at ext. 2225.

      Cost responsibility

      Facilities Services is budgeted for the operation and routine maintenance/repair of the facilities and properties of the university. Services requested beyond this scope are performed as Facilities Services is able (timing, staff availability, etc.) and at the expense of the requesting department.

      Examples of Facilities funded services:
      - Maintenance and repair of building structures, roofs, walls,
        windows, doors, and flooring.
      - Maintenance and repair of permanently installed utilities,
        distribution and mechanical systems including heating,
        ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing systems.
      - Maintenance and repair of university sidewalks, parking 
        lots and roadways.
      - Maintenance and repair of basic classroom furnishing,
        such as window coverings, chairs, tables, standard
        lecterns, and blackboards/whiteboards.
      - Painting of interior and exterior surfaces on a
        scheduled basis.
      - Routine custodial services.
      - Routine groundskeeping and landscaping maintenance
        (including general maintenance of the athletic fields).

      Examples of services requiring funding from the requesting department:
      - Installation and maintenance of department-owned
      - Painting or decorating beyond the level provided under
        scheduled maintenance.
      - Fabrication of furniture, cabinets, shelves, signs, and other
        miscellaneous items.
      - Renovations, alterations or improvements to the facilities.
      - Custodial services beyond normal, scheduled cleaning
        (e.g. event coverage requiring the use of overtime labor).
      - All services to the university auxiliary enterprises.
      - Services for other activities supported by sources other 
        than the university's general fund budget.

      Custodial services

      Routine cleaning of Hamline facilities is accomplished by our contracted housekeeping service, American Building Maintenance, Inc. Cleaning is performed twenty-four hours per day, Monday through Friday. A limited housekeeping staff is available to provide services on weekends. If emergency cleaning is required during office hours, call the Facilities Service Desk at ext. 2225. After hours, please report custodial needs to the Office of Safety & Security at ext. 2100. Any problems or questions involving cleaning may be directed to the Director of Custodial Services ext. 2038.

      Elevator concerns

      Elevator questions or concerns involving campus elevators should be reported to the Facilities Service Desk during office hours at ext. 2225. After hours, please report elevator problems to the Office of Safety & Security at ext. 2100.


      Your good judgment is essential in assisting us to determine if an emergency situation exists. Any disaster, unusual occurrences, utility malfunction, or equipment failure that presents imminent danger to life, limb, or property is an emergency and should be reported immediately by telephone to the Facilities Service Desk at ext. 2225 (see our Emergency Information link for more detailed information). After hours please report emergency conditions to the Office of Safety & Security at ext. 2100.


      All excavations, digging, and other below grounds installations (e.g. driving posts into the ground) require approval and coordination by Facilities Services. Prior to any work Facilities Services will supervise the locating of all utilities, tunnels, and other equipment. Please call the Facilities Service Desk at ext. x2225 with any questions regarding digging or excavations.

      Keys and locks

      Facilities Services maintains all the Hamline doors and locks as part of building maintenance. To request a lock change, contact the Office of Safety and Security at ext. 2100 for a key request form. The Director of Safety and Security Services must approve all lock changes. Lock changes, unless performed as a routine maintenance project, are performed at the expense of the requesting department.

      Moving services

      Facilities Services provide on-site moving of university owned furnishings on a limited basis and as able due to staffing requirements. Large moves, off-site moves, moves of items requiring special handling and/or difficult moves will be contracted to an outside moving company at the expense of the requesting department. Please call the Facilities Services Desk at ext. 2225 for more information concerning our moving services.

      Nameplates and signs

      Facilities Services will make or provide nameplate and signs for interior identification of offices, desks, and other areas in buildings. Nameplates and signs for these purposes are made at the expense of the requesting department.


      Painting of buildings and facilities is performed on the basis of a schedule and/or the results of routine inspections. These projects are also dependent on time restraints and the availability of funds. Requests for painting outside of scheduled projects are treated as reimbursable services.

      Pest control

      Facilities Services provides pest control for Hamline facilities by contracted services. If pests are noticed in buildings, please call the Facilities Services Desk at ext. 2225 so that we may schedule the appropriate service to the problem area.


      Recycling services are provided in all university buildings. Our custodial division is responsible for emptying and maintaining all recycling containers. If there is a recycling container in a building that needs emptying or maintenance, please call the Facilities Services Desk at ext. 2225.

      Roof areas

      No one is allowed on, nor allowed to place any objects or equipment on the roof of any campus building without written, prior approval by the Director of Facilities Services.

      Snow and ice control

      Facilities Services groundskeeping provides snow and ice control for sidewalks, parking lots, and Hamline-owned roads. Any problems or questions concerning snow and ice control may be directed to the Assistant Director of Facilities Services/Director of Horticultural Services at ext. 2870. All members of the university community are responsible for removing their vehicles from the parking lots and from public roads around the university during snow emergencies. Please see the snow emergency page (within the Office of Safety and Security Web site) for more information.


      Facilities Services has very limited storage space available. We are unable to provide storage for individual departmental use. If you have a storage need please call the Facilities Services Desk at ext. 2225 for guidance.


      Facilities Services does not install or maintain telephones or the telecommunications system for the university. Any problems or questions involving telephones should be directed to the Telecommunications department at ext. 2991.

      Media Services handles TV and VCR issues.

      Residential Life handles washer/dryer issues.

      I.T. handles computer and Internet Issues.