Building Services provides routine cleaning for academic, administrative, and residential areas. Services encompass regularly scheduled routine cleaning and special projects.
Routine Services Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Restroom cleaning
- Vacuum/shampoo carpets
- Empty waste baskets in common areas
- Dust & wet mopping floors
- Refinish floors
- Window cleaning
- Dusting shelves
- Clean and disinfect shower areas
- Office cleaning
Non-Routine Chargeable Services Include:
- Clean up after special events
- Office carpet cleaning outside of the annual cleaning
- Requests outside of normal service areas or times
Building Services unlocks buildings Monday through Friday each week. VUPD unlocks buildings Saturday and Sunday and locks buildings every day of the week. For the full “Academic Building Access Policy” visit the General Counsel website.
Trash & Recycling
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. All recyclable material should be deposited in the blue bins located in building hallways. Information Technology (IT) handles the disposal and/or recycling of VU-owned computer equipment.
Residential Halls are cleaned Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited staff is also on hand during the weekend to ensure public areas remain clean. Daily cleaning in the resident halls consist of pulling trash, vacuuming hallways, disinfecting entrances, restrooms, kitchens, lounges, stairwells, and common areas. Weekend cleaning consist of pulling trash, disinfecting entrances and elevators, and checking restrooms for cleanliness and restocking.
Academic buildings are cleaned from 4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Public areas such as classrooms, lecture halls, restrooms, main corridors, lobbies, stairwells, laboratories and locker rooms are cleaned daily.
Offices are cleaned once a week and the cleaning includes: clean all glass, vacuum or mop, high dusting, dust all open surfaces such as tables, desks, window ledges, etc. Check corners for webs. Clean chairs top to bottom, clean erased whiteboards, clean, and submit work orders for bad light bulbs. Office carpets are cleaned once a year. Office trash should be taken to the communal trash containers in each building.
The following buildings are policed by a second shift crew that works from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 7 days a week. Chapel, Harre Union, VUCA, Gellersen, Christopher Center, ARC, and Residence Halls (trash removal, entrances, and elevator disinfecting).
Sanitizing Products and Methods
We have made available hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizing stations for the campus community to use in each building. The building services team has always used EPA certified disinfectants to clean with. We have now added backpack foggers to disinfect larger areas in a shorter amount of time.