Facilities Services


Welcome! Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside, employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services aims to provide exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive to teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains facilities and landscape, totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus.

In 2017, Physical Plant and Housing, Dining & Residential Services rebranded, and the department is now known as Facilities Services. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.

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Charlie Vergara Receives September '17 Get Recognized Award

Staff Assembly's recipient for the Get Recognized Program was Facilities Services' Charlie Vergara, Senior Custodian. He was nominated by Lilia Ramos, School of Medicine, for his upbeat approach to work and exemplary detailed efforts at the SOM Education Building. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating Charlie. 

Chancellor's Picnic

Inside UCR: Renovated Classrooms

Over the summer, 45 classrooms and lab spaces located in Sproul Hall, Watkins Hall, Olmstead Hall and the Life Sciences Building, received a fresh coat of paint, LED lighting, flooring, multimedia upgrades, as well as new desks, tables and chairs. The spaces now have new projectors, whiteboards instead of green chalkboards, bright accent walls, and many have vibrant green or orange reconfigurable seating. A few large lecture halls with fixed seating also have new desks.... Read more 

Chancellor's Picnic

Annual Chancellor's Staff and Faculty Picnic

Facilities Services staff joined hundreds of people at the Hinderaker lawn for the annual Chancellor's Staff and Faculty Picnic.... Read more  

Chancellor's Picnic

Welcome Ron Rector, Director of Maintenance Services 

Ron RectorPlease join us in welcoming Facilities Services’ Director of Maintenance Services, Ron Rector. Ron's background consists of preventive and predictive maintenance planning, code compliance and improving customer service and relations. As Director of Maintenance Services, Ron will be supporting both his team and the University in achieving goals and objectives.
Ron will be overseeing the skilled crafts and trades shops, including: Access Control , Building Mechanical , Carpentry, Electrical, Housing Zone, Maintenance, HVAC/R & Food Services, Paint & Sign, Plumbing and Regulated Materials.
Ron’s office is located in the Crest Facilities Office, 3498 Avocado St. and he can be contacted at ronald.rector@ucr.edu or 2-3332.

Campus Conversations with Chancellor Wilcox

Updates on increased maintenance and renovations of existing buildings and facilities


Scheduled Outages

October 13, 2017 7AM-12PM
Material Science & Engineering

October 13, 2017 9:30AM-1:30PM
Geology, Physics, Winston Chung Hall, Science Lab

October 14, 2017 8AM-1PM
Batchelor/Keen Hall, 1st Floor

October 22, 2017 7-11 AM
Highlander Union Building



Service Requests
If urgent, call (951) 827-4214
M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On weekdays after 5:00 PM and on weekends call (951) 827-4677

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(951) 827-4219






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Facilities Services
3401 Watkins Drive

Tel: (951) 827-4214 (M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
(951) 827-4677 (Emergencies at other times)
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