Grounds Crew

The purpose of the grounds department is to promote the academic and spiritual growth of students by providing a safe, functional, and pleasing outdoor environment.

We maintain campus grounds including athletics fields, landscape, and natural areas. We perform vehicle and equipment maintenance, garbage collection, recycling, installation of landscape, and utilities. Our grounds supervisors work with student employees to accomplish these tasks. Our yearly maintenance schedule can be viewed here.

Contact Information

Our office is located in the Thomas Center at 1101 N. Villa Road. Grounds questions are fielded through the Plant Services Office. Service requests are handled through the online Work Request system. If you have an urgent request, please call the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010You can also reach Plant Services via email at

Grounds operates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the academic year, and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer. Outside of these hours, please contact Campus Public Safety with any emergencies at 503-554-2090.