How Facilities Services Takes on the Stormy Season

This winter, unrelenting rain drenched southern California from a series of severe cold-weather storms and put many areas on alert for flooding. Learn more about what FS does to protect the campus community.

Deferred Maintenance and Capital Projects Update

Facilities Services and Planning, Design & Construction met with the Campus Finance Committee and presented on the campus preventative and deferred maintenance strategies, as well as the financial and capital planning aspects associated with investing in UCR’s infrastructure.

Generator Maintenance, NFPA 110 Testing

We will be conducting monthly tests of the emergency system. Learn which day your building is being tested and how you can prepare. During these tests, a less than 1-second outage will occur.

Drinking water locations expanded on campus

More than 40 new water stations have been installed on campus, making it easier to find chilled and filtered water in every building.

Facilities Services projects spruce up campus

Facilities Services completed 195 summer projects that ranged from giving classrooms a new shine to replanting roses.

Streamlining project request process

As part of the new process, a project management team will review and prioritize requests based on availability of resources, scheduling, and the complexity of the requests. A new form and submission process will be launched soon.

Changes to Project Process

In order to support the campus’ increasing project needs and improve our campus spaces for faculty, students, and staff, Facilities Services will be making a change to its project process.

Event and Move Requests

Requests must be placed 14 days in advance for events and moves and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Due to limited staffing, Facilities Services needs this minimum lead time to review and respond. Prior to submitting a request, please review the campus' event policy by clicking here: Events and Gatherings on Campus

Meet Francisco Hernandez, UCR’s 2022 Outstanding Staff Award Winner

Francisco’s positive attitude and work ethic are contagious, making him one of nine employees to be presented the Outstanding Staff Award from UCR Staff Assembly this year, honored in the category of Staff Who Make a Difference – Service.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Next time you pull up to the rose islands at the West Campus Drive entrance, you may want to slow down a little to experience the recent replant of approximately 230 roses of the closest varieties to distinguished landscape architect, Ruth Shellhorn’s original 1960s design.

FS Retirement Celebration

You are cordially invited to attend a reception honoring our Facilities Services retirees on June 23, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (program 9:35 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.) at the UCR Alumni & Visitors Center.
Facilities Focus - March 2022

Introducing Our New Facilities Focus

Highlighting Facilities Services' current project successes, news, and staff, the launch of our monthly Facilities Focus will be a new outlet for information sharing. This two-page flyer is distributed to FS staff and recognizes the celebrated work of our department.

Facilities Services Certifies 60 Staff in Forklift and Aerial Lift Equipment

A team of over 60 staff within Facilities Services recently completed a critical, 2-day IVES Certified Training of Forklift Operator and Mobile Elevated Work Platform for Boom and Scissor lift at Environmental Health & Safety.

Facilities Services’ Own Erin Chapman – Two Time Recipient EWI Communications Award

Erin Chapman, Executive Assistant for Facilities Services, is the recipient of the Executive Women International (EWI), 2021 Communications Award...

Color-coding Microfiber Improves Processes

UC Riverside implemented a color-coded program that has helped eliminate accidental cross-contamination, control inventory and use fewer chemicals.
Adam Schnirel, new AVC of Facilities Services

New Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Services

Adam Schnirel, director of Facilities Operations at UC San Francisco, will join UCR in September as the new associate vice chancellor of Facilities Services.
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What to expect as buildings reopen

Starting Aug. 16, Facilities Services will begin unlocking and locking buildings at their normal operating hours as the campus prepares for the return of more in-person work and instruction this fall. Campus buildings had been locked and accessible only by those authorized to work there over the last 17 months.
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UCR campus operations update

The safety of our campus community remains our priority. All campus community members accessing campus facilities must continue to follow all established COVID-19 prevention guidelines and their department’s Worksite Specific Plan. As we move toward the fall and increased building occupancy, there are a number of changes building occupants should be made aware of prior...
Robert Felder, with Facilities Services tries out an electrostatic sprayer on a railing during a training exercise on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at UC Riverside. (UCR/Stan Lim)

UCR creates new COVID cleaning crew

UC Riverside has created a new team of Facilities Services employees specializing in cleaning campus areas that have potentially been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. The team, made up of 15 custodial and housekeeping employees who volunteered for the task, attended training sessions starting in January, completing the last one in early March.
Senior Custodian Fabiola Aguirre, with Facilities Services, disinfects a table in a break room at the Glen Mor Apartments at UCR on April 30, 2020. (UCR/Stan Lim)

Keeping the campus safe and clean

New equipment, changing schedules, and enhanced cleaning protocols — these are some of the ways the daily routines of UC Riverside Facilities Services staff members have been altered over the past year. The department, which includes custodial, landscaping, and maintenance services, has had many of its employees continuing to work on campus from the start...