Building Manager Update (December 3)

Here are a number of updates and reminders about FP&M operations.

Fall Semester and Winter Break Physical Security

Now that most in-person instruction has moved to a virtual format, most campus facilities will remain open. This phase of the semester does not constitute a campus shutdown or closure. 

Requests for restricted access, which must include justification as well as documentation of the appropriate Dean/Vice Chancellor approval, must be sent to UWPD Access Control (

Note: It is the responsibility of each building to ensure that anyone who needs access to the building during the remainder of the semester and during winter break can access the building. Please be sure to communicate with your building occupants to make sure they are aware of any changes to access and locking status.

Mail and Package Delivery

Each building must make their own arrangements to ensure that someone is on-site to ensure package and mail delivery throughout the remainder of the semester and during winter break. if no one will be on-site, you must make alternate arrangements.

Post-Thanksgiving Custodial Services

Starting on November 25, custodians stopped servicing most instructional spaces when the university shifted to online instruction for the remainder of the semester. Service for Virtual Learning Spaces will continue through the end of the semester. 

At the same time, custodial services have resumed for offices and laboratories, but it continues to be the responsibility of building users/occupants to take their trash to the appropriate central receptacle. If there are spaces that are normally serviced that you would like us to omit cleaning, please contact your building’s custodial supervisor or Physical Plant Customer Service.

Additional Information

For the latest information about campus operations, check the FP&M Operational Status page and the COVID-19 Response Campus Operations page.