UC Riverside classrooms received a fresh shine while campus grounds were spruced up as part of 195 summer projects completed in advance of the fall quarter.
Facilities Services completed the deep cleaning of about 100 classrooms as well as many restrooms, lecture halls, common spaces, and lounges as part of the regular maintenance in advance of each quarter.
Some of the projects by Custodial and Housekeeping Services included stripping and refinishing several hard floors across the campus and adding new floor mats with the UCR seal in Hinderaker Hall.
Resource Services conducted a furniture inventory, setups and move-ins, and repairs and replacements of furniture and moving equipment.
Landscape and Refuse Services projects included clearing medians, trimming trees, weeding, removing debris, cleaning patios and parking structures, clearing fences, removing dead trees, and replanting where needed.
A major landscaping project completed in June was a replanting of about 230 roses at the median at the West Campus Drive entrance as part of the installation of a new irrigation system. The replanting features rose varieties closest to the original 1960s design.
“Our team strives to provide a welcoming experience for incoming students as they start in the fall,” said Adam Schnirel, associate vice chancellor of Facilities Services. “They quickly begin deep cleaning buildings and refreshing the landscape as soon as instruction ends in June and continue up until students move in by late September. Their efforts to enhance campus aesthetics are noticeable and appreciated.”