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Facilities Management & Safety creates an ideal campus environment where the community achieves excellence by safely, efficiently, and sustainably providing exceptional services.

Building upon a proud heritage of quality staff and services, Facilities Management and Safety will become a benchmark organization recognized for superior customer service. In doing so, we will further develop our staff, continuously improve our processes, and team together to overcome all challenges.


  • Essential Personnel - FMS Operating Status

    Facilities Management and Safety is currently running under normal operating procedures.
    All groups report to work as scheduled.


    Facilities Management & Safety

    Status Phone Number: 740-597-7960

  • Facilities Management Operational Guidelines and Procedures

    Facilities Management and Safety guidelines and procedure documentation.

  • Campus Steam Outage Information

    Each year Facilities Management and Safety will use an annual steam outage to allow for repairs to the steam system on campus. This outage will shut down the steam across the entire campus so that technicians can safely repair the steam system. We will announce the dates for the steam outages in advanced time to allow for the campus to prepare and be aware of the outage.


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Athens Campus Planned Power Outages

November 15, 2019 -

Athens Campus - Planned Power Outages for November and December 2019

Ohio University’s Facilities Management and Safety has scheduled a series of widespread electrical outages on the Athens Campus to allow for improvements to the campus electrical distribution system. 

The intent of these efforts is to provide an opportunity to perform preventative maintenance, upgrade equipment in the main electric substation and allow for the new HCOM Academic Facility and Chilled Water Plant 3 to be added to the University’s electric distribution system.  The dates for the outages are provided below and have been carefully scheduled during non-business hours adjacent to major academic breaks to minimize impact to the Ohio University community. Read More

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    The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the final phase of the Clippinger Renovation Strategy and received budget and enrollment updates during its October meetings.

  • Richland Avenue Passageway Project complet...

    The below is a joint message from Athens Mayor Steve Patterson and Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis.

    Today we have the opportunity to celebrate a great accomplishment – the construction of the Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway has been completed, with the exception of permanent street marking which will occur this Monday, weather permitting.

  • University completes preservation of histo...

    Ohio University recently completed a small but necessary project to protect and extend the longevity of the historic Bingham House. This effort was the last of several recent, key undertakings aimed at protecting this community icon.