Custodial Services

Physical Plant Services Covid-19 Response

In an effort to promote social distancing and to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19, all Physical Plant Services units will have limited on-site staff for the next few weeks. Staff will be available for remote support so please do not hesitate to call or email. 

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus in UC Santa Cruz public spaces and residential areas, strict disinfecting schedules have been established by Custodial Services.

The constantly changing status of the Covid-19 situation means the services provided will continue to evolve based on use. If a space is highly populated and highly trafficked, we are prioritizing use of resources to provide disinfection-based services first. 

Current examples of spaces falling into this category are the Student Health Center and common areas of residential buildings. As we direct available resources to these high priority custodial activities, people will see a drop in the level of routinely provided services. 

Additionally, we’re committed to ensuring bathroom soap dispensers always stocked, as regularly washing your hands is critical to stopping the spread of coronavirus or other illness.

Please understand that our plans are constantly changing as we receive information on the numbers of students and staff on campus, buildings on lockdown, etc.

We are also encouraging all of our staff who have flu-like symptoms to stay at home and use the leave available to them. This will allow our staff to stay well so they can continue disinfecting spaces for all of UCSC’s students, employees and visitors.

Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and healthy!

The Mission of Custodial Services is to provide and maintain an efficient, aesthetically pleasing and hazard free environment for students, faculty, staff, and the public.

1) Offices are moving from once a week cleaning service to once a week trash only service.

2) Labs are cleaned 3x per week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule.

3) Building unlocking will begin at 6:00am.

4) There will be no custodial services (cleaning or unlocking) during the holidays.

5) All restrooms, classrooms and public areas will remain on their daily schedule.

6) Floors will be striped and waxed, and carpets steam cleaned every five years. This does not include offices. Private offices will only receive these services via recharge. The only service private offices have is trash removal once a week.

The Cleaning schedules can be found here.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Custodial Manager

Carl Collett, Custodial Manager
(831) 459-5477 or