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How Can We Help You?

The Capital Planning & Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds throughout 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.

Capital Planning & Maintenance Departments

Building Services


Training in state of the art cleaning techniques and the use of labor-saving devices enables 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 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 services, snow and ice removal, and storm drain maintenance.

Building Maintenance


The Electrical Department supervises, maintains, installs, and upgrades the following:

  • Power
  • Lighting and switches
  • Fire alarms
  • Security alarms
  • Generators
  • Motors
  • Mechanical equipment


Carpenters and Painters provide interior and exterior building maintenance and repairs, including:

  • Walls
  • Flooring
  • Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Locks
  • Painting
  • Furniture assembly

Power Plant

Plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning are the responsibilities of the Power Plant 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.

Materials Management

All items coming to the University are received by Materials Management. Packages other than those going through the Post Office are also sent from Materials Management. The department 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 biggest LaserJet and copier cartridges, we collect them all. Just put the cartridges into the box that your new cartridge 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 follows all federal and state regulations and provides 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.


The Administrative 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
  • Many other similar functions

All projects requiring blueprints and or specifications are handled by Project Management. When you are in the beginning planning stages of renovations or improvements to the facilities of your department, please contact Project Management for assistance.

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