Programs & Services
Facilities Management provides a number of programs and services to the UND campus community.
UND Building Services
Operations Center: 701.777.2591
Facilities assists campus with intra-departmental moves and spacing assignments.
The Facilities Management provides a laundry service to approximately 95 departments.
The Laundry offers:
- Pick-up and delivery.
- Quick turnaround time.
- Easy and convenient campus location for drop-offs.
- Sorted, laundered, folded, and wrapped.
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Contact: Mike Dohman
Facilities provides manaintenance services to the community.
Integrated Pest Management
UND provides an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service for the campus community. IPM is a method used to control pests in an environmentally responsible manner. Midwest Pest Control is the vendor for pest control at UND.
The vendor provides coverage for:
- All crawling insects
- Rodents: to include mice, rats, gophers, rabbits
- Pest birds
Schedule of routine service calls on a weekly basis include the following:
- Responding to requests for extermination service for the entire campus through work orders issued to the UND's Operation Center at 701.777.2591.
- Follow up on past service requests to insure the problem has been resolved.
Scheduled routine inspection and extermination for the following:
- Inspection and treatment of all the crawlspaces on campus.
- Treatment of cafeteria areas and all other dining service facilities.
Contact: Chris Ostlie
Campus Snow Removal
The Facilities Management Grounds/Landscaping shops and contractors are responsible for all campus snow/ice removal and sand/ice melt application on all UND-owned walks, roads, and ADA ramps. In addition, Building Service Technicians are responsible for the same tasks at building entry ways and emergency/fire exits.
Safety and protection of UND faculty, staff, students and property is our first priority. Our goal is to remove snow/ice down to the pavement, when possible, thus preventing safety hazards.
We monitor weather forecasts for rain/snow events and develop a response for snow/ice removal based on severity and length of the event.
- Total Acres of Campus: 548
- Total number of buildings: 240
- Miles of sidewalk cleared for each snow event: 26.36.
Miles of roads: 5.44
- Parking Lot snow removal square feet: 4,262,708.
- Building Services clears snow/ice from over 200 entries to buildings.
If you see an area of concern, notify the UND Operations Center at 701.777.2591. We all play a role in keeping the campus safe and clean.
UND concerves energy and makes a difference for the environment.
What is a stormwater runoff?
Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snow-melt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater from naturally soaking into the ground.
What is a stormwater runoff problem?
Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the water-bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.
Effects of Pollution
- Sediment can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow.
- Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms. When algae die, they sink to the bottom and decompose in a process that removes oxygen from the water.
- Bacteria and other pathogens can wash into swimming areas and create health hazards, often making beach closures necessary.
- Debris -plastic bags, six pack rings, bottles, and cigarette butts- washed into water bodies can choke, suffocate, or disable aquatic life like ducks, fish, turtles, and birds.
- Household hazards wastes like insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, used motor oil, and other auto fluids can poison aquatic life.
- Polluted stormwater often affects drinking water sources. This, in turn, can affect human health and increase drinking water treatment costs.
For more information regarding stormwater, please check out the following websites:
The University of North Dakota steam plant is a multi-fuel plant capable of burning coal, natural gas, and no#2 fuel oil. The steam plant has a total capacity of 410,000 lbs. of steam per hour. Steam is distributed through approximately 11.19 miles of underground piping and approximately 11.19 miles of return condensate piping. The steam is used primarily for heating, approximately 7.9 million square feet of buildings, but is also used for hot water, sterilization, dish-washing, humidification, and steam absorption air conditioning units on campus. After the steam has given up a portion of its thermal energy is cools down to water (condensate), and is pumped back to the plant for re-use. Recycling close to 90 percent of the steam condensate helps the University in reducing its water consumption.
Nineteen full time employees and one part time employee are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the steam plant. Typically there are three shift workers for each of the four shifts to operate the boilers and complete daily maintenance, the steam plant operates year round 24 hours a day through all kinds of weather conditions.
With the demand for steam for many different processes across the UND campus there is frequent need for upgrading and expansion of the plant in many ways. There have been many changes over the years of the steam plant's existence and many new faces have passed through its doors, bringing a variety of personalities and new ideas, but dedicating themselves to the same mission, which is to keep the fires burning and supply steam to the UND campus every day of the year 24 hours a day.
For more information or questions call 701.777.2591.
The Hopper Danley Spiritual Center
The Hopper Danley Spiritual Center is a gift from the late Roy and Elnora (Hopper) Danley estate. Elnora Danley envisioned a building to be used for meditation, prayer, small worship groups and weddings.
The Center is located on the banks of the English Coulee at the University of North Dakota campus. It is adjacent to the Adelphi Fountain and to a student memorial that includes a fountain, walkway, and remembrance wall. The facility is also available to UND students, faculty, and staff for weddings and special events.
The Hopper Danley Spiritual Center is available to rent for your event or wedding through the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.
UND Alumni Association & Foundation
3501 University Ave Stop 8157
Grand Forks, ND 58202
University of North Dakota welcomes gifts of trees to the university campus. Many people desire a living reminder of departed loved ones or coworkers who touched their lives.
- Plaque selections are 11" x 17" or 20" round stone with UND seal.
- Location and variety of tree must be approved through Facilities Management.
- Memorial trees become the property of the University. Each tree will be maintained by Facilities Management and the location recorded.
Plaque and tree installation price vary depending on size and variety.
Ray Richards Golf Course
Ray Richards Golf Course is a nine hole, par 36 golf course, driving range and disc golf course owned and operated by the University of North Dakota.