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November 16, 2023

University Water Main Break

At 4:47 a.m. on Monday, October 23, an alarm alerted Facilities Management (FM) staff to a drop in water pressure at two campus buildings. That alarm was the first signal of a major water main break that would impact more than 60 buildings. 

October 26, 2023

Arboretum Tours for Mothers and Infants

The UMD Arboretum has reinstituted tours for mothers and infants that were cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 19, 2023

Latinx/o/a/e Organization Forms at UMD

A new organization has launched at UMD: the Latinx/a/o/e Employee Association (LEA). Its goal is to bring visibility to the diverse Latinx/o/a/e community on campus and advocate for relevant needs and interests. The group also aims to strengthen the sense of community among Latinx/o/a/e employees, increase the recruitment and retention of Latinx/a/o/e students, staff, and faculty, support professional development, and engage in outreach and mentoring initiatives.

October 05, 2023

Ghosts of the Terps: Uncovering the Haunted History of UMD

If the Halloween season turns your thoughts to mysteries of the macabre and supernatural, we invite you to enjoy the lore of ghostly secrets that linger within the very walls of the UMD campus. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland boasts a history steeped in eerie tales involving campus buildings. FM’s GIS department has created a map of haunted sites on the main campus. Take the tour if you dare!

October 04, 2023

FM’s New Customer Service Strategy: Creating a Culture of Excellence

In today's higher ed business landscape, exceptional customer service is no longer an option; it's a necessity. With Facilities Management’s customer base of 50,000 students, faculty, and staff on a campus that operates 24/7, having an effective customer service strategy is essential. 

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