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Facilities Department

Our Services

The University of South Carolina has a reputation for being a beautiful place to learn and work due, in no small part, to our dedicated team of engineers, architects, crafts professionals, business support staff and administrative experts.


South Carolina's Columbia campus is comprised of over 400 acres of grounds, gardens and parking lots as well as an arboretum. With miles of walkways, one of the best ways to experience campus is to take a walk.

Our landscaping team oversees the maintenance and planting of our green spaces. Nearly 6,000 trees are managed within the landscape of our award-winning urban campus. The Arbor Day Foundation recognized the university with the Tree Campus Higher Education. South Carolina was the first school in the Southeastern Conference to receive this award. The university also received a Green Star Grand Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) for our sound, professional grounds management program.

Services offered include:

  • Grounds and Turf care
  • Tree Maintenance
  • Irrigation systems maintenance
  • Masonry (flatwork) maintenance and repair
  • Pest Control services
  • Horticultural services
  • Storm drain inlet upkeep
  • Pressure cleaning services
  • Refuse and waste services
  • Special Event Support
  • Storm clean up and repair
  • Outdoor site amenities upkeep (benches, signs, bike racks, fountains, etc.)
  • Snow and ice removal on those rare occasions

Design Services provides architectural and interior design services for construction and renovation projects on all of the university's campuses. The team provides space planning and assists with budget development to strategize the best use of departmental resources.

The interior design team establishes finish and furniture standards for the university and specifies finishes and furniture for large construction projects, department renovations and general requests. The architectural team provides building code analysis/feasibility review and construction documents for renovation projects requiring space reconfiguration.

We work with Construction Services to quickly and efficiently complete projects. Each year, we renovate multiple classrooms across the campus as part of the continual effort to upgrade general instruction spaces.

Requests for services can be made through the request service form.

The Environmental Services team manages the disposal and recycling of university waste.

Our Gamecock Waste enterprise completes routes with over 150 trash and recycling dumpsters to remove over 300 pounds of student-generated trash each year.

We also supervise recycling efforts at South Carolina. Bins for paper, plastic and aluminum cans are convenient campus-wide. With help from our campus community, we are also able to collect a sizable amount of paper, metal, wood, electronics and other recyclable materials annually.

Our Carolina Recycling program fosters a healthy campus community by making waste reduction simple and convenient.

Our Custodial teams tend to our academic and administrative buildings every day.

We supply and monitor campus heating, cooling, water and lighting. 

To ensure that our university community has a comfortable and safe working environment, we manage an infrastructure of underground electric, steam and water piping over 20 miles long, 

To make sure we arrive on time and where we are needed, service requests are dispatched through our Customer Call Center.

It is our job to supervise:

  • Emergency generators
  • Locksmithing and keys issued to university personnel
  • Campus lighting and electricity
  • Roofing 
  • Piping
  • Windows
  • HVAC filters 


We work together to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for our students, faculty and staff.

Facilities Department

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