The mission of Facilities Management is to support the vision of the University by being responsive to the needs of the community and providing a safe, clean, and comfortable learning, working and living environment in a fiscally sound manner with focus on customer service and quality.

Preparing for Winter, Tree Plantings, and Athletic Dome

  • TreesTo prepare for winter, Facilities staff are holding a logistics meeting with student workers to plan efficient snow removal.  The grounds crew has been putting new brushes on snow removal equipment and has ordered pallets of salt and snow shovels.  When the snow arrives, we employ our maintenance operators, custodians, and student workers to move snow from building entrances, parking lots, and sidewalks by early morning so students, faculty, and staff can get to and around campus.  Finally, in preparation for winter, the maintenance team also is winterizing air conditioner coils in campus buildings. 
  • Five crabapple trees will be planted Monday and Tuesday along the south side of Seventh Street. Trees will then line both sides of this important corridor that connects the entrance to Foss with the front doors of the Hagfors Center.
  • The Augsburg University Air Structure (known to most as the Augsburg Dome) went up on Sunday, November 10. About 35 campus and community groups schedule the space each year. Find out more.

Athletics Dome, Tree Plantings, and Steam and Cooling Tower Maintenance

  •  Dome being set upThe Augsburg University Air Structure (known to most as the Augsburg Dome) is going up November 9 and 10. About 35 campus and community groups schedule the space each year.
  • Five crabapple trees will be planted along the south side of Seventh Street. Trees will then line both sides of this important corridor that connects the entrance to Foss with the front doors of the Hagfors Center. The timing is to be determined.
  •  The annual underground inspection of steam mechanical vaults will start on Fairview’s property north of Riverside Avenue and end on the sidewalk of 22nd Avenue east of Memorial. This work starts Tuesday, November 5 and could go into Wednesday, November 6. Barricades will be put up that may briefly block sidewalk traffic on campus and a safety worker will route pedestrians around the barricades. The work will not impact street traffic on campus.
  • Maintenance will be draining three cooling towers as part of the transition to winter. One is on the roof of Christiansen Center. Another is outside Foss. The third is on the west side of Lindell Library.