The mission of Facilities Management is to support the vision of the University by being responsive to the needs of the community and providing a safe, clean, and comfortable learning, working and living environment in a fiscally sound manner with focus on customer service and quality.

Window air conditioners being removed; preventative maintenance on backup generators

  • Window air conditioners will be removed in the next couple of weeks.Urness Hall
  • Allied Generator is doing preventative maintenance on campus generators. These are the backup power generators for emergency lights and hallway lighting.
  • The facilities team is working on the cooling to heating transfer in buildings to prepare for colder temperatures. That work should be completed soon.
  • Please put in a custodial request to refill gel hand sanitizer in building dispensers if they’re empty as well as for more disinfectant wipes, towels, and spray for cleaning up common spaces in offices and similar shared spaces after use.
  • Hand sanitizer tip: Use an eighth of a pump to avoid getting too much hand sanitizer.
  • HEPA Air Purifiers are being used in classrooms and run 24 hours daily. These are not required and can be turned down or off during class and turned back on afterward.
  • HVAC systems are bringing in fresh air 24 hours a day. All Minneapolis campus buildings had new filters installed this summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed as they become available in fall.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. Health officials also advise adhering to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.

Getting Ready for Winter and How to Get Cleaning Supplies, Hand Sanitizer Dispensers Refilled

  • The facilities team is working on the cooling to heating transfer in buildings Be smart, stay 6ft apartto prepare for colder temperatures.
  • Please put in a custodial request to refill gel hand sanitizer in building dispensers if they’re empty as well as for more disinfectant wipes, towels, and spray for cleaning up common spaces in offices and similar shared spaces after use.
  • Hand sanitizer tip: Use an eighth of a pump to avoid getting too much hand sanitizer.
  • The second phase of glass divider installations is underway in high-traffic areas.
  • HEPA Air Purifiers are being used in classrooms and run 24 hours daily. These are not required and can be turned down or off during class and turned back on afterward.
  • HVAC systems are bringing in fresh air 24 hours a day. All Minneapolis campus buildings had new filters installed this summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed this fall as they become available.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. Health officials also advise adhering to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.

Preparing for Colder Weather; Make a Custodial Request to Refill Hand Sanitizer Dispensers or for More Cleaning Supplies

  • The facilities team is working on the cooling to heating transfer in buildings OGCin preparation for colder temperatures.
  • Please put in a custodial request to refill gel hand sanitizer in building dispensers if they’re empty as well as for more disinfectant wipes, towels, and spray for cleaning up common spaces in offices and similar shared spaces after use.
  • Hand sanitizer tip: Use an eighth of a pump to avoid getting too much hand sanitizer.
  • The second phase of glass divider installations is underway in high-traffic areas.
  • HEPA Air Purifiers are being used in classrooms and run 24 hours daily. These are not required and can be turned down or off during class and turned back on afterward.
  • HVAC systems are bringing in fresh air 24 hours a day. All Minneapolis campus buildings had new filters installed this summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed this fall as they become available.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. Health officials also advise adhering to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.

Make a Custodial Request to Refill Hand Sanitizer Dispensers

  • Please put in a custodial request to refill hand sanitizer in building dispensers if they’re empty as well as for more disinfectant wipes, towels, and spray for cleaning up common spaces in offices and similar shared spaces after use. Watch this video about keeping spaces clean during COVID-19
  • Hand sanitizer tip: Use an eighth of a pump to avoid getting too much hand sanitizer.
  • The second phase of glass divider installations is underway in high-traffic areas.
  • HEPA Air Purifiers are being used in classrooms and run 24 hours daily. These are not required and can be turned down or off during class and turned back on afterward.
  • HVAC systems are bringing in fresh air 24 hours a day. All Minneapolis campus buildings had new filters installed this summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed this fall as they become available.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. Health officials also advise adhering to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.

COVID-19: Hand Sanitizer Tip, Glass Dividers, and Air Quality Measures

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes stations are in place at the entrances of Minneapolis campus buildings. Tip: Use an eighth of a pump to avoid getting too much hand sanitizer.
  • The second phase of glass divider installations is underway.
  • HEPA Air Purifiers will be used in classrooms and run 24 hours daily. These are not required and can be turned down or off during class and turned back on afterward.
  • HVAC systems are bringing in fresh air 24 hours a day. All Minneapolis campus buildings had new filters installed this summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed this fall as they become available.
  • Disinfectant wipes, towels, and spray were distributed to departments for staff, faculty, and students to clean up common spaces in offices and similar shared spaces after use.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. Health officials also advise adhering to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing.

Hand Sanitizer, Social Distancing, and Air Quality Measures for Start of Classes

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes stations are in place at the entrances of Minneapolis campus buildings.
  • Disinfectant wipes, towels, and spray are being distributed for staff, faculty, and students to clean up common spaces in offices and similar shared spaces after use.
  • Before classes begin, chairs will be removed from classrooms to maintain social distancing. The removal/rearrangement of furniture also will be completed to accommodate physical distancing in other campus spaces and physical distance floor markers will be installed.
  • HEPA Air Purifiers are scheduled to arrive and will be used in classrooms and run 24 hours daily.
  • HVAC systems are bringing in fresh air 24 hours a day. All Minneapolis campus buildings had new filters installed this summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed this fall as they become available.
  • Augsburg’s policy since April is consistent with the statewide executive order issued in July by Governor Walz. The Augsburg policy: All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Wearing masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.

Glass Dividers, Floor Markings, and Air Quality Measures in the Works

  • Find key dates and how Augsburg is preparing for fall semester during the COVID-19 pandemic, with floor markings, glass dividers being installed, air quality measures, and other projects in the works. 
  • Augsburg regularly installs new anti-microbial filters in each residential unit, and has done so this summer in preparation for fall. The university also has invested in upgrading all of its HVAC filters across campus to a minimum efficiency reporting value of 13, which is consistent with superior commercial buildings. Augsburg’s mechanical engineering expertise is provided by Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors. Our dedicated engineer is on site weekly at Augsburg and is in the process of adjusting the campus air handling systems to maximize fresh air intake in our buildings.
  • All classrooms to be in use have been set up for social distancing and numbered for contact tracing.
  • Signs are being posted around the campus highlighting our required public health practices for students, faculty, and staff returning to campus.
  • Augsburg’s policy since April is consistent with the statewide executive order issued in July by Governor Walz. The Augsburg policy: All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Wearing masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Fobs were reactivated August 17 for all faculty and staff.

Fobs Reactivated August 17 for Faculty and Staff; Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes in All Campus Buildings by September 2

  • Fobs will be reactivated as of 8 a.m. August 17 for all faculty and staff.OGC
  • Facilities will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available at the front entrance of every campus building for the September 2 start of classes.
  • Augsburg’s policy since April is consistent with the statewide executive order issued in July by Governor Walz. The Augsburg policy: All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • Signs are being posted around the campus highlighting our required public health practices for students, faculty, and staff returning to campus.

Annual Steam Maintenance Continues; Masks Required

  • Metropolitan Mechanical will be on campus, exercising valves inside steam vaults and looking for leaks. This is done to prevent steam shutdowns during winter to maintain heating infrastructure. 
  • Augsburg’s policy since April is consistent with the statewide executive order issued in July by Governor Walz. The Augsburg policy: All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • In support of upcoming campus tours, signs are being posted around the campus highlighting our required public health practices for prospective students and their families.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order

Annual Steam Maintenance; Augsburg Mask Policy

  • Metropolitan Mechanical will be on campus during the next couple of weeks, exercising valves inside steam vaults and looking for leaks. This is done to prevent steam shutdowns during winter to maintain heating infrastructure. 
  • Augsburg’s policy since April is consistent with the statewide executive order issued in July by Governor Walz. The Augsburg policy: All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear them while out of their residence hall living spaces. Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich to receive one. Wearing cloth masks does not replace the need to adhere to frequent hand washing, avoiding touching the face, and practicing social distancing, our best tools to help prevent the spread of illness.
  • In support of upcoming campus tours, signs are being posted around the campus highlighting our required public health practices for prospective students and their families.
  • Critical employees who are entering a space that’s been marked cleaned and disinfected, please take the sign down and put in a work order to have it cleaned and disinfected. If you plan to work multiple days in a row, please wait until your last visit to make a work order