Grounds Department

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NIU Grounds is responsible for the overall maintenance of the NIU main campus to provide an attractive, enjoyable and safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Grounds Maintenance

  • Control of litter and coordination of trash receptacle pickup
  • Cleaning of streets, sidewalks, and parking lots
  • Paving and patching of streets
  • Maintenance of athletic fields

Landscape Maintenance

  • Maintenance of lawns and plant material (including mowing, trimming, and weeding)
  • Replacing trees, shrubs and flowers
  • Landscaping
  • Fertilizing
  • Exterior pest control
  • Irrigation
  • Greenhouse services

Landscape Construction

Planting, removing and replacing trees, shrubs and flowers, and site work including sodding, seeding and renovation of turf.

Snow/Ice Removal

Snow and ice removal for sidewalks, roads, delivery and unloading zones, and parking lots.

  • Note: Generally, the Building Services Department (815-753-1147) is responsible for snow removal from building entrances up to approximately 10 feet from the building entrance or to the main walkway.

Other Services

  • Special campus events held on NIU grounds
  • Special events held on NIU grounds by various organizations
  • Support services for NIU craft and other NIU service departments
  • Provision of barricades, fencing, and trash barrels

Contact Us

Grounds Department
Phone: 815-753-1479
Fax: 815-753-6290
Attn: Grounds Department
dholliday@niu.edu
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