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Facilities Services offers comprehensive services to USciences, including a full range of building trades services which are responsible for routine maintenance and minor alterations, custodial, grounds maintenance, locksmith, moving and setup services.

Facilities Services provides responsive, effective and efficient service that promotes an atmosphere that meets the educational needs as well as the environmental needs for the students, faculty and staff. Facilities Services is located in the 4500 Building on Woodland Ave.

The department is made up of mechanical, structural, custodial and grounds trades. We also manage outside contractors working on site to maintain our buildings. All these efforts are managed through the department’s Service Response Center and directed by our management staff.

Services provided by Facilities include:


  • Roofing
  • Building Envelope
  • Windows and Doors
  • Flooring
  • Signs


  • Trash removal
  • Vacuuming of carpet
  • Mopping of non-carpeted floors
  • Dusting of clear desks and low furniture
  • High dusting of all items taller than normal arms length reach
  • Carpet shampooing
  • Bathroom cleaning and restocking of bathroom supplies
  • Flooring waxing of non-carpeted floors
  • Inside and outside window cleaning
  • Emergency cleanup as required for conditions not caused by deliberate actions or vandalism


  • Regularly scheduled trash pickup
  • Snow removal
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Project work as may be authorized within the operating and/or capital budgets


  • Operable locks
  • Door hardware
  • Appropriate keying
  • Project work as may be authorized within the operating and/or capital budgets


  • Normal Weekday Services
  • Delivery and pickup of regularly scheduled US Mail
  • Delivery and pickup of regularly scheduled campus mail
  • Delivery of UPS packages
  • Delivery of regularly scheduled office supplies
  • Small, internal department furniture re-arrangements

*Please keep in mind, Facilities will only move furniture that has been completely emptied (ie. files, office supplies, etc.). Facilities will provide moving boxes, however it is up to the department to pack their belongings.

The University approved facilities budget and staffing levels can only provide a certain level of service, after which additional costs will be incurred. For the University’s chargeback policy and costs for setups beyond a straight time threshold, faculty and staff should refer to the Facilities Portal page.

Facilities Staff

Dennis Collins
Director of Facilities and Support Services

Jim Pettus
Assistant Director of Facilities

Craig Washington
Capital Projects Manager

Domenick DiStefano
Facilities Coordinator

Brian Smeltzer
Service Response Manager

Contact Us

Main Facilities number:
Office Fax: 215-895-1130
Emergency Work Orders,
after 5 p.m. and on weekends or holidays: 215-596-7000


Dennis Collins, Director of Facilities & Support Services


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495