Facilities is dedicated to supporting Bucknell University and all the members of its community. Below you'll find a list of our most commonly asked questions where you can learn more about how we can help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Facilities is the largest department on campus, totaling more than 200 staff members. Facilities is responsible for all facility operations, maintenance and construction, and participates in planning for physical changes to campus buildings, grounds and infrastructure, as well as the implementation of those plans.
Within the organization are electricians, carpenters, locksmiths, painters, plumbers, groundskeepers, utility technicians, vehicle mechanics, custodians, co-generator power plant operators, warehouse personnel, trades technicians, computer-aided designers and clerical staff, as well as civil, electrical and mechanical engineers.
Facilities is committed to providing quality customer service to members of the Bucknell community.
Facilities provides service for almost any type of room alteration, repair or replacement. If you need to have a broken window fixed, a picture hung, a broken or leaking pipe repaired, a toilet unclogged, a room painted, a new key made, an electrical outlet replaced, a heat or air conditioning turned on or off, an office or classroom cleaned or a similar service, contact Facilities.
More extensive facility renovation work should be requested through the appropriate dean or vice president's office and coordinated with Facilities.
Check the list below to see which department can best handle your work request.
Classroom, lounge, residence hall and office furniture
Purchase of vehicles
Library & IT
Computer needs and repairs
Publications, Print & Mail
Students, faculty and staff can request work in their rooms by submitting a work order online through the Facilities work order system, TMA. If you would like to provide more detailed information about your work order or attach pictures, you can email the Facilities front office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work requests that require more immediate attention, such as leaks, overflowing toilets or safety issues should be reported immediately by calling Facilities at 570-577-1911. For emergency work requests after hours, call the University switchboard (570-577-2000) or Public Safety (570-577-3333).
Going green is not a new issue for Bucknell's custodial staff. We have been proactively investigating green cleaning options and systematically initiating the most economic, eco-friendly and effective cleaning materials for over years.
Our sustainability efforts include:
Using water-based floor refinish on wood sports floors, decreasing exposure of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to personnel and the environment compared to oil-based treatments.
Using ready to dispense automated dilution systems in all custodial areas. These systems:
Cut chemical use by 50% or more.
Minimize storage, weight and transportation.
Prevent excessive product use, minimizing chemical waste and concentrated toxicity.
Ensure products are diluted at the proper ratio and minimizes the risk of chemicals spilling or coming in contact with skin.
Prevent the mixing of incompatible chemicals.
Reduce training requirements.
Eliminating many aerosol spray products.
Eliminating chlorinated bleach products that were dangerous to people and property.
Switching to large roll paper towels that save 30% paper consumption over multi-fold towels.
Switching to green seal products for cleaning hard and upholstered floors and glass.
Using a degreaser instead of acid-based cleaners to clean showers.
Upgrading vacuum cleaners to employ HEPA-like air filtration.
Replacing opaque plastic trash can liners with clear to reveal recyclables and improve safe handling of trash.
Dispensing health-care grade professional hand wash in designated areas to reduce the risk of community-based infections.
Replacing gel hand soap with foaming hand soap in restrooms throughout campus. Foam soaps reduce the amount of product needed for hand washing and eliminate drip mess in restrooms.
Incorporating color-coded microfiber cloths into the cleaning process. They clean better with fewer chemicals, do a better job absorbing dust particles, are more durable and are washable/ reusable.