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The Capital Planning & Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds throughout the campus. Our goal is to provide everyone with uninterrupted building utilities and an atmosphere that is conducive to a proper learning environment. We are a service oriented organization designed to support the Campus community.

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Capital Planning & Maintenance Departments

Building Services


Training in state of the art cleaning techniques and the use of labor saving devices enable our custodians to provide the best possible facilities in which to work and learn. The custodians also report any problems which may call for the services of other departments. A dedicated team of maintenance staff workers also care for the maintenance of our residence halls.


The Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance and landscaping care of all outdoor areas of the campus, including lawns, athletic fields, trees, shrubs and flowers, our Grounds staff also provides rubbish collection service, snow and ice removal; and storm drain maintenance.

Building Maintenance


This Department supervises, maintains, installs and upgrades: power, lighting & switches, fire alarms, security alarms, generators, motors, and mechanical equipment.


Carpenters and Painters provide interior and exterior building maintenance and repairs, including: walls, flooring, ceilings, windows, doors, locks, painting, and furniture assembly.

Power Plant

Plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning are the responsibility of this department. They also operate the steam generator plant, make recommendations for ways to conserve energy, and insure that approved requirements are adhered to.

Residential Maintenance and Services

A team of maintenance staff workers are employed by Capital Planning & Maintenance in order to maintain the residence halls in the best possible condition within the given resources. To ensure a pleasant environment, students should treat their buildings and their room with respect. For assistance with repairs or maintenance, please refer to the University work request system through the link below:

Work Request System

Materials Management

All items coming to the university are received by this department. Packages other than those going through the Post Office are also sent from here. Materials Management also coordinates the Campus Recycling Program.

Campus Recycling Program

Fitchburg State University is dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources. To this end, recycling bins for paper and computer paper have been clearly identified and placed in strategic locations throughout the campus.

The University also recycles printer cartridges and copier toner cartridges. From the smallest HP cartridge to the big LaserJet and copier cartridges, we collect them all. Just put them into the box that your new one came out of, and send them to Materials Management through the campus mail system.

Environmental Health and Safety

The Health & Safety Officer works to ensure that the University follow all federal and state regulations, to provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment. This department also handles all hazardous materials.

Hazardous Materials Disposal

Of prime concern to us all, for health and safety reasons, is the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials. To coordinate the handling and proper disposal of hazardous materials please contact Leah Fernandes at extension 3756, in the department of Environmental Health and Safety.


This office is the center of the department for processing all administrative requirements such as, requests for information, correspondence, work requests, budget items and key requests.

Project Management, Drafting and Engineering

Our Project Management team provides the following services: design, development, estimating, spec writing, AutoCAD, and many other similar functions. All projects requiring blueprints and or specifications are handled by this department. When you are in the beginning planning stages of renovations or improvements to the facilities of your department, please contact this department for assistance.

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