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Facilities Management


Front Office

The Front Office is often the public face of Facilities Management but also supports the ongoing operation of the entire department. Some of the internal support functions provided by the Front Office team include procurement, interdepartmental transfers, personnel and budgeting. Additionally, we greet customers, manage key and gas card requests, etc.

Front Office


The Grounds Division provides a planned program of grounds care campus-wide in order maintain a neat and clean environment. Whether its mowing grass and trimming in July or shoveling snow and spreading ice melt in January, you will find the Grounds team outside taking care of the University's properties.

Housing Maintenance

The Housing Maintenance department is responsible for maintaining the living conditions for students residing on campus. To ensure a clean, safe and a well-maintained environment for our students the team is responsible for the entire building and all its systems (heating air conditioning, lighting, water, etc.). The Housing Maintenance staff is comprised of skilled trades people and housekeepers who maintain common areas.




The Housekeeping department is responsible for the cleaning and maintaining floors for all E&G buildings on Campus as well as the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. The team also assists with the University's recycling effort.


Landscape Architect

The Landscape Architect is responsible for University Landscape Master Planning; the preparation of landscape designs, guidelines and landscape design standards for new construction and renovation projects. The Landscape Architect works in close coordination with the office of Design and Construction and the Grounds department.


The Mechanical shop is comprised of Electricians, HVAC Technicians, Plumbers and a Preventive Maintenance shop. The responsibility of the department is to support the infrastructure of all Educational & General buildings including heating, air conditioning, hot water, electrical distribution, sanitation, storm water, back up generators, etc. This is accomplished through scheduled preventive maintenance, morning rounds and request from the campus community.


Motor Pool

Performs periodic maintenance, annual inspections and performs or oversees repairs to University vehicles. A Motor Pool team member drives the shuttle bus between Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University during the school year. The Motor Pool also rents out a 22-passenger bus and a driver for campus events.

Motor Pool

Moving and Special Events

This small team provides moving services for departments, acts as the liaison between customers and moving companies and relocates heavy equipment and machines on Campus. Additionally, Moving and Special Events rents tables, chairs & tents from local vendors and provides set up and take down service. Sets up the stage and College sites for commencement. Finally, assists the Recycling Department with its daily routine.


Planning / Estimating

The planner/estimator department handles requests for small renovations or projects throughout the campus. After a request is received, a Planner / Estimator will meet with the department to develop a scope of work and an estimate for the overall work based on industry costs or direct estimates from contractors, dependant on the scope of work. If the requestor approves the estimated expense and provides a budget code the Planner / Estimator group will coordinate construction activity.

Plant Engineer

Responsible for developing various projects across campus to include energy cost management, energy efficiency, building design review and engineering services as required. Acts as liaison between Design and Construction and Facilities Management's operations for new construction.

Recoverable Resources

The mission of Recoverable Resources is to remove as much recyclable material from the University's waste stream as possible while maximizing the return on the recycled materials. Additionally, the department strives to educate and involve all members of the campus community in the needs and benefits of the program to ensure a more environmentally sustainable campus. Recoverable Resources strives to increase the volume, diversity and quality of the recyclable that we process. It is with great pride that we act as environmental stewards to Old Dominion University and we continue to evaluate and adapt to the changing environmental needs of the campus.


We provide services such as carpentry, locksmithing, sign making, roofing maintenance, etc. everything to ensure that the University's buildings' interiors and exteriors are maintained. It is the Promise of the Structural Division to meet the needs of the entire campus according to the standards set forth by the Facilities Management Division.


Maintenance Support Center

This team handles all requests for maintenance for the entire campus. Requests for work are either called in or submitted by the campus community via Maintenance Direct. Maintenance requests are then distributed to the appropriate maintenance shop for action. The Maintenance Support Center also coordinates special events to ensure things are set up, cleaned up and taken down in a timely fashion.

Work Management