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Environmental Services

Environmental Services schedules are optimized to support campus activities on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day week requirement. The department is responsible for the general sanitary appearance of all campus buildings, except the Milo Bail Student Center and student residence halls.

The major workforce performs scheduled cleaning Monday through Friday beginning at 5:00 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. An Afternoon Shift Crew provides supplemental cleaning in public areas and responds to emergencies Monday through Friday beginning at 12:00 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. A Night Shift Crew cleans hallways, stairwells, walls, entryways; provides Alumni Center setups, high pressure hot water carpet extraction, HPER and Fieldhouse shower and locker room cleaning and pest control Sunday through Saturday from at 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. A supplemental work group provides weekend night cleaning and prescheduled event setup.

Environmental Services daily routine cleaning schedules include hard surface floor care, carpeting and upholstery, shower and locker rooms, restrooms, water fountains, athletic training rooms, saunas, steam rooms, stairwells, walls, waste receptacles, recycling containers, telephones, entryway glass, elevators, classrooms, offices, cigarette receptacles, and Recycling.

Environmental Services furnishes: chalk, erasers, and maker board supplies.

Secondary services provided are: moving and pest control.

Moving Management

Environmental Services provides moving services for University equipment and furniture which support academic programs. A request for a move is to be called to extension 554-3600 or e-mailing not later than ten (10) working days prior to the anticipated move date. Moving resources are optimal between 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please consider the start time when the request is made. Major project moves are coordinated through Facilities Management and Planning and Environmental Services. In Some instances, equipment and furniture will be contracted by an off campus vendor due to the size and complexity.

Environmental services furnishes: boxes, Styrofoam packing, and tape.

Pest Management

Environmental Services provides campus interior pest control. An EPA/Nebraska certified license applicator is on staff. Pest control includes the management of animals, insects and rodents. Requests for assistance are to be made by calling extension 554-3600 or e-mailing Scheduled preventive treatments are applied during weekends, breaks, and holiday closures.

To increase the effectiveness of the program it is important that all food and drink materials in office areas be kept in sealed metal containers.

Landscape Services primarily provides campus exterior pest control. At times Landscape Services staff are assigned to indoor pest management. Some assigned staff are EPA/Nebraska certified restriced chemical use applicators. Pest Control includes using an integrated pest management control program to reduce negative human and environmental impact. Requests for assistance are to be made by calling extension 554-3600 or e-mailing