Operations & Services


The grounds team maintains the university's 150 acres of grounds, fields, walkways, parking lots and driveways, providing a safe, functional, pleasant and sustainable outdoor environment for the university community. Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining grass, trees, shrubs and flowers throughout campus
  • Maintaining the University’s fleet vehicles
  • Removing snow from campus roads, walkways, driveways and parking lots
  • Overseeing the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Placing, maintaining and emptying outdoor trash and recycle bins
  • Controlling pests
  • Supporting outdoor special events
  • Composting facility

Service Requests


To request services from the grounds team submit a Service Request.

For urgent requests, contact Facilities Management Service Center at 978-934-2601.

For questions regarding the University's gardening or landscaping please call 978-934-2601.

Frequently Asked Questions