• Giving Back

    In just the past week alone, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with four amazing charitable organizations through the work that I do at the University and in my personal life. A major part… Read More

  • Campus Food Waste Diverted by Biodigester

    As part of the renovation project of Douglass Dining Center which reopened last fall, University of Rochester Dining Services introduced a biodigester as a new way to divert food waste from the landfill. In addition to the University’s… Read More

  • Student’s Corner

    Still on the lookout for a Mother’s Day present? Here are some gifts you can give that will make both your mother and Mother Earth happy – Potted plants – as opposed to buying cut flowers, go with… Read More

  • What to do in the hot summer months

    During the hot summer months, it can be hard to keep your home cool without using large amounts of electricity. Air conditioning systems, especially window mounted A/C systems, can be very energy intensive and emit a lot of… Read More

  • Sustainability Superstar: Kathy Mihal

    Kathleen Mihal of the Department of Pharmacy is no stranger to sustainable initiatives at the the University. As a Green Rep, Kathy has led many efforts from increasing recycling in her department, to getting her department to compete… Read More

University Facilities and Services Mission

To create and manage a physical environment that promotes academics, student life, healthcare, research, and public service at the University of Rochester through our core values of teamwork, trust, integrity, professionalism and quality.

University Facilities and Services provides key infrastructure support including utility and energy management, environmental services, transportation, building and equipment maintenance and repair, preventative maintenance, paint-electric-plumbing-construction-heating-cooling and lock and key services, furniture repair, dispatch, mail services, purchasing and materials management, automobile maintenance and repair, recycling, grounds maintenance and event support to the University.

We are responsible for over 12 million gross square feet of building space and 655 acres while serving the main River Campus, the Medical Center, the Eastman School of Music, the Memorial Art Gallery and several other specialized sites. We invite you to learn more about our organization, our goals for the future and our latest awards and recognitions.




2015 Milestones

Each year the University of Rochester updates its Sustainability Milestones which include accomplishments in the areas of Recycling and Waste Reduction, Ecology, Energy, Hazardous Materials, Construction, Power Plant, Purchasing, and many more. The 2015 Milestones are coming soon. In 2014… the University was… Read More

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The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Rochester with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining more than 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country. With the announcement of 49 new and renewing… Read More

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Toner Cartridge Recycling

How to recycle ink jet and toner cartridges – You can mail ink jet and toner cartridges to University Mail Services. Please place in original or replacement packaging and mail to PO Box 270001. On River Campus, you… Read More

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