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Standard cleaning frequencies

The following generally-funded services are available to campus buildings as part of standard cleaning routines. For services in addition to these, fill out an online service request. Visit the buildings page to see if a certain building on campus is on this standard cleaning routine or the high-performance cleaning routine.


Daily (Monday through Friday): Disinfect stools, sinks and urinals; mop floors; replenish supplies; empty trash and clean mirrors

Weekly: Dust horizontal surfaces

Classrooms, conference rooms, libraries, computer labs, teaching labs

Daily (Monday through Friday): Clean chalk board, replenish supplies, empty trash, straighten chairs

Twice weekly: In addition to daily services, dust mop floors and wet mop when needed

Weekly: Vacuum carpeted classrooms, dust horizontal surfaces

Semi-annually: Refinish floors

Annually: Shampoo carpets


Daily (Monday through Friday): Empty trash

Weekly: Dust mop floor, wet mop as needed

Annually: Refinish hard floors

Public space

Daily (Monday through Friday): Dust mop floor, wet mop as needed, vacuum carpets

Annually: Refinish resilient floors, shampoo carpets


Twice weekly: Sweep, wet mop as needed

Locker rooms, shower areas

Daily: Clean and disinfect floors; empty waste receptacles; clean drinking fountains

Weekly: Dust window sills and heat convectors

Intermittent: Scrub floors, walls and ceilings as needed to remove soap film and lime build-up

Gymnasiums, handball courts, dance studios

Daily: Dust mop floors, empty trash, clean drinking fountains

Weekly: Dust bleacher seating, window sills and heat convectors

Yearly: Refinish floors


Variable: Empty secondary containers; pick up broken down corrugated cardboard; pick up office paper and mixed paper; take all items to main recycling area of building

Service requests

Due to a change in university policy, certain services which were previously funded are now available only through a service request. Such services include office cleaning, carpet cleaning and weekend services.

Building service workers

These workers are responsible for unlocking all exterior doors of assigned buildings seven days a week as posted or scheduled. The building service workers also keep entrances clear of snow, as possible, during inclement weather. In addition, they respond to emergency spills resulting from accidents or sickness as certified.