Facilities ManagementUniversity of CincinnatiDivision of Administration and FinanceFacilities Management

Facilities Management

Grounds Maintenance

Reporting Grounds Maintenance & Repair Service Requests: 

During regular office hours (which are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm):

After Hours (which are: 4:00 pm to 7:30 am; all weekends; and all holidays)

  • Report All Emergency After-Hours Grounds Maintenance Requests by dialing 513-556-1111 to the Communications Center of UC Public Safety and request that they contact and dispatch emergency maintenance response staff.
  • Report All Routine After-Hours Grounds Maintenance Service Requests by dialing 513-556-4147 to leave a detailed voice message that will be reviewed the next business day.

Although over 90% of the Grounds Maintenance service requests are initiated by the Grounds personnel themselves, please don't hesitate to contact us regarding grounds problems or concerns you may have.

About Us:

Grounds Maintenance is responsible for maintaining nearly all exterior areas of the Uptown Campus, Academic Health Center, Residence Halls & MainStreet facilities, and UC Victory Parkway Campus, with the exception of campus drives and parking areas. The duties performed by the Grounds Maintenance staff are diverse, and they include, but are not limited to:

Grounds cleaning;
Mowing more than 73.5 acres of turf;
Tree trimming and removal;
Planting and maintaining flower beds;
Planting, fertilizing, and watering of 165 acres;
Sweeping walkways and patios;
Snow and ice removal from walkways;
Marking athletic fields;
Exterminating pests-both inside and outside facilities;
Repair and/or construction of sidewalks, masonry walls, chain link fences, and blacktop;
Maintenance of all irrigation systems.

grounds maintenance services may be requested on a fee-for-service basis by dialing 513-556-4147.

Contact Us:

Telephone:  513-556-4147

Office hours:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm


Average Billable Service Rates



Bob Bauer
Director, Auxiliary Services
Phone:  513-556-4149
Fax:  513-556-5173
Email:  Bob.Bauer@uc.edu