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.

Antenna Updates at Oren Gateway; Reporting Icy Patches

  • T-Mobile will be on campus doing antenna updates on the roof of Oren Gateway in January or February. This may limit access to outside parking areas near Oren Gateway. Facilities will reach out to those impacted.
  • If you see icy patches, call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and they will work with Facilities to address them.
  • 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.

Old Main Elevator Repair Completed

  • OGCMaintenance to the elevator in Old Main was completed last week.
  • If you see icy patches this winter, call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and they will work with Facilities to address them.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. That includes study spaces in buildings such as Hagfors Center. Physical distancing protocols are in place as well. 
  • 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.

Upcoming: Old Main Elevator Maintenance and Fire Alarm Maintenance

  • The elevator in Old Main will undergo maintenance from December 28 through January 8. Please note that there is no other elevator in the building.
  • Fire alarm maintenance will be January 4 and 5. The Facilities team is working directly with Residence Life to keep them informed.
  • If you see icy patches this winter, call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and they will work with Facilities to address them.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. That includes study spaces in buildings such as Hagfors Center. Physical distancing protocols are in place as well. 
  • 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 in summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed as they become available.

Earlier start date: Old Main elevator maintenance from December 28 through January 8

  • Be smart, stay 6ft apartThe elevator in Old Main will undergo maintenance from December 28 through January 8. Please note that there is no other elevator in the building as well as the earlier start date because more time was needed.
  • Fire alarm maintenance will be January 4 and 5. The Facilities team is working directly with Residence Life on details.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. That includes study spaces in buildings such as Hagfors Center. Physical distancing protocols are in place as well. 
  • If you see icy patches this winter, call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and they will work with Facilities to address them.
  • 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 in summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed as they become available.

Old Main elevator maintenance from December 30 through January 8

  • The elevator in Old Main will undergo maintenance from December 30 through January 8. Please note that there is no other elevator in the building.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. That includes study spaces in buildings such as Hagfors Center. Physical distancing protocols are in place as well. 
  • If you see icy patches this winter, call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and they will work with Facilities to address them.
  • 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 in summer and MERV 13 high-grade air filters will be installed as they become available.

Reminder: Masks mandatory in common areas and study spaces

  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. That includes study spaces in buildings such as Hagfors Center. Physical distancing protocols are in place as well. Call DPS if you witness a violation, 612-330-1717.
  • The elevator in Old Main will undergo maintenance during the week after Christmas. The work is scheduled during this holiday period because there is no other elevator in the building.
  • If you see icy patches this winter, call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and they will work with Facilities to address them.
  • 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.

Old Main elevator undergoing maintenance next month; reporting icy patches, winter concerns

  • Be smart, stay 6ft apartThe elevator in Old Main will undergo maintenance the week after Christmas. The work is scheduled during this holiday period because there is no other elevator in the building.
  • If you see icy patches this winter, call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and they will work with Facilities to address them.
  • The Facilities team is preparing for winter weather, which involves getting snow removal equipment ready and doing maintenance on the equipment.
  • 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.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on Augsburg property. Physical distancing protocols are in place in classrooms and other spaces. 

Reporting icy patches and other winter concerns

  • If you see icy patches this winter, call and make a report to Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and the report will be shared with Facilities to address.
  • The Facilities team is preparing for winter weather, which involves getting snow removal equipment ready and doing maintenance on the equipment.
  • 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. Physical distancing protocols are in place in classrooms and other spaces. 

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.