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Welcome to the Department of Facilities Management

The Department of Facilities Management is responsible for meeting the University's ever-changing needs for facility maintenance, utilities, and custodial services. We proudly serve University facilities and utilities while providing outstanding customer service to the campus community. Our department employs more than 400 continuous, full-time employees at the OU-Norman campus. Our employees include talented crafts people, skilled professionals, and highly qualified support personnel; our employees are here to make campus a comfortable place to study, work, live, play or just visit.

We proudly serve the University by supporting, preserving, and improving the campus environment.

Academic Office Cleaning Announcement

Due to staff shortages, Custodial Services has reduced regular cleaning and trash collection in individual employee work areas to once per month in academic areas. More information regarding these changes can be found on this Frequently Asked Questions document and the custodial website.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Resources: Norman Campus Updates

Recent News

Butterfly Garden at Sarkeys Energy Center

Now Hiring Poster

December 2, 2022

Pollinator Declines

Many pollinator populations, including the Monarch Butterfly population, are declining. Pollinators spread pollen between flower species and are critical to our ecosystem. Habitat loss is one of the major factors contributing to the pollinator decline. To combat these declines in the Monarch population, the OU Environmental Concerns Committee has developed a campus butterfly habitat. 

Jennifer Wise Butterfly Garden

A section of the Sarkeys Energy Center Rooftop Garden has now been designated the Jennifer Wise Butterfly Garden. This project was headed by Bruce Hoagland, Geography Professor within the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Bret Betnar, College of Architecture, OU Landscaping Services, and Allison Richardson, Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. The garden contains over 200 milkweeds, as well as other pollinator-friendly plants. The garden also contains walkways and stone benches to foster areas of congregation. The garden is now recognized as a Monarch waystation––a place that provides sufficient resources for Monarch butterflies to reproduce and complete their migrations. 

FM Involvement

The University’s Landscaping Department was critical in the construction of the Jennifer Wise Butterfly Garden. The client provided sketches of their vision for the garden and the Landscaping Department demolished the existing landscaping at the site, shaped the area to properly shed water, and installed the required irrigation as well as pathways and benches. After the client planted their desired plants, the Landscaping Department then laid the mulch. Landscaping’s Gardening Team also helped coach the client during the planting process.