Typical Cleaning Schedules

These are our typical pre-COVID-19 cleaning schedules that we will maintain going forward unless campus chooses to realign any services.  Generally, academic buildings, classrooms and lecture halls are serviced at night.

Classrooms, Lecture Halls, and Conference Rooms

All classrooms have a set schedule of what is cleaned daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. Custodial offers additional services on a recharge basis.

Daily

  • Trash bins are emptied.
  • Recycling containers are checked, wiped down, and emptied.
  • Chalkboard/chalk trays are cleaned.
  • Tile is dust-mopped or the carpets are vacuumed.
  • The instructor's table and lectern are cleaned.
  • Chairs are placed back in position.
  • Chalk is replenished and erasers cleaned or replaced as needed.
  • Graffiti is removed as needed.

Weekly

  • Door frames and light switches are cleaned.

Monthly

  • All areas of the room are dusted: HVAC vents, window sills, baseboards, and fixtures.

Yearly

  • Chalkboards and whiteboards are washed.

What to expect

Carpet and tile are clean but may be worn in high traffic areas.

Elevators & Lobbies

All elevators and lobbies have a set schedule of what is cleaned daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. Custodial offers additional services on a recharge basis.

Daily

  • Trash bins are emptied.
  • Large debris is removed.
  • Entrance mats are vacuumed.
  • Main lobby entry door frames, door handles and glass are cleaned.
  • Drinking fountains/water refill stations are cleaned.
  • Recycling containers are checked and emptied.
  • Furniture is placed into its original position.
  • Elevator walls, including call buttons, card readers and ADA push buttons; panel doors; handrails and floors are cleaned.

Weekly

  • Door frames and light switches are cleaned.
  • Tile is dust-mopped or the carpets are vacuumed.
  • Recycling containers are wiped down.

Monthly

  • All areas are dusted: HVAC vents, window sills, baseboards, and fixtures.

Yearly

  • Floors are stripped and waxed once-a-year in main lobbies and hallways (first floor only).

What to Expect

Carpet and tile are clean but may be worn in high traffic areas.

Laboratories

All labs are cleaned three times per week to ensure all research and instructional performance are not affected. Custodial offers additional services on a recharge basis.

Three times per week

  • Trash bins are emptied; recycling bins are checked and emptied.
  • The floors are dust-mopped and wet mopped.
  • The furniture is returned to its proper position.

What to Expect

Occupants are responsible for cleaning their own desks, tables, countertops, refrigerators, and other surfaces.

Offices

Offices are cleaned weekly by our custodial staff. Custodial offers additional services on a recharge basis.

Daily

  • Kitchen floors are cleaned and trash is removed.

Weekly

  • Trash and recycling bins are emptied and wiped down.
  • The floors are dust-mopped, wet mopped, and carpets are vacuumed.
  • Walls, doors, door frames, door knobs, cabinets, book shelves, chairs, window sills, under the desk, and vents are dusted or wiped down.

What to expect

Offices are on a less rigorous schedule because they typically receive the least traffic. Occupants are responsible for cleaning their own desks, tables, keyboard, phones, etc.

Restrooms

All restrooms have a set schedule of what is cleaned daily, monthly, and yearly. Custodial offers additional services on a recharge basis.

Daily

  • Trash bins and receptacles are emptied, and liners are replaced.
  • Dispensers, including toilet paper, paper towels, seat covers, and hand soap, are checked and restocked as needed.
  • Tile is dust-mopped and then wet mopped thoroughly.
  • All surfaces including toilets, urinals, handle bars, sinks, hand dryers, dispensers, light switches and door handles are sprayed and scrubbed.
  • Mirrors are cleaned.
  • Partition doors and walls are cleaned and free of non-permanent graffiti.

Monthly

  • All areas of the room are dusted: HVAC vents, window sills, baseboards, and fixtures.

Yearly

  • Walls are washed.
  • Floors are scrubbed or stripped.

What to expect

All lights should functional. Soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, faucets, door, and stall handles, and other bathroom fixtures are cleaned. All supplies are stocked. Toilets, sinks, and floor are all cleaned.

Stairways

All stairways have a set schedule of what is cleaned weekly. Custodial offers additional services on a recharge basis.

Weekly

  • All tiled steps and landings are swept and wet mopped; carpeted stairs are vacuumed.
  • All rails, walls and other level surfaces are dusted, cleaned and are free of graffiti.

What to expect

Carpet and tile are clean but may be worn in high traffic areas.