Facilities Prepares for Fall Occupancy

Quick Summary

  • Walk-throughs are underway, followed by maintenance
  • Custodial Services preps lecture halls, classrooms, restrooms
  • Have you shared your occupancy plan with Custodial Services?

It’s been more than 15 months since many of our staff members, academics and students were on campus, and Facilities Management is getting ready for the return to the bustling activity of a normal school year.


If you have not been on campus regularly, make sure Custodial Services knows the timing and frequency of your return so they can staff accordingly. Please share your occupancy plan by email: custodial@ucdavis.edu.

Taking advantage of the continued low occupancy this summer, the Facilities Management team has launched a preoccupancy audit consisting of building walk-throughs to identify any maintenance needs before the fall quarter. Staff members with Asset Management and Custodial Services comprise the walk-through teams. After completing a building review, they report their findings to the Customer Experience Center, which then ensures tasks are routed to the appropriate shops for follow-up.

The staff members completing the walk-throughs are reviewing key equipment such as lighting, restroom fixtures and plumbing.

“We launched this project as a proactive approach so that when customers return, they can focus on their department’s priorities, not minor building issues," said Allen Tollefson, associate vice chancellor of Facilities Management.

In addition, the Custodial Services team are prepping classrooms, lecture halls, restrooms, hallways and lobby spaces for the fall quarter. Heating and cooling systems have continued to operate (though at reduced levels where possible) and are being evaluated separately (see more information here).

The preoccupancy audit is slated to be completed in late August and will include as many buildings as feasible within the timeline.

For customers returning to campus before the fall quarter begins, who identify maintenance needs, please contact our Customer Experience Center at 530-752-1655.

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