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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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. 

Annual Steam Shutdown Completed

Every year, a steam shutdown is performed. Why? In essence, the central steam system provides 24-hour operation of steam boilers for heat for air conditioning, hot water, sterilization and laboratory processes in buildings throughout campus and the shutdown provides critical maintenance, repair or replacement of equipment to the system. Pictured below are James Gibson and Earl Nolen replacing the boiler blowdown valve.... Read more 

Steam Shutdown

New Chiller Replacement

In a $1.4 million project, Facilities Services recently replaced one of its five chillers in its central steam plant. The chiller, weighing several hundred tons, was carefully installed in sections with large parts lifted in by crane. The machine will support most of campus with chilled water and air conditioning... Read more 

Chiller Replacement

Inside UCR: Did You Know?

A team of UCR landscapers worked on a renovation project that transformed an arid space into a decorative, serene, xeriscape garden, located in front of the CHASS Interdisciplinary building (across from the Arts building). Robbie Lundeen pictured below... Read more

Outstanding Staff

Wishing All the Best to our Facilities Services Retirees

On June 27, 2017, we celebrated the following retirements: Alicia Arreola, Stephen Benart, James Deal, Jerry Higgins, Jennie Holtzclaw, Marcie Lucena, Mabel Ronchi, Jan Marek, Marie Osborn , Maria Parra, Bruce Powell, Robert Slater, Charles Spini, Joe Steinmeyer, Reynaldo Zamora.

Happy Retirement

Outstanding Staff Awards Event at Chancellor's Residence

Congratulations to Benny Smith, David Ladner and Adrian Graves for their nominations from building occupants for Outstanding Staff. Special congratulations to David for being awarded finalist for Outstanding Staff Making a Difference 2017! Read more

Outstanding Staff

Campus Conversations with Chancellor Wilcox

Updates on increased maintenance and renovations of existing buildings and facilities


Scheduled Outages

None at this time



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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Facilities Services
3401 Watkins Drive

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