Holiday Closure 2020

The campus will again be closing most non-essential campus buildings during the upcoming Winter Holiday period of Saturday, December 19, 2020 through Sunday January 3, 2021. The campus will reopen on Monday January 4, 2021. Selected buildings and facilities identified by the Deans and Vice Chancellors as essential for continuation of needed services will remain open or partially open.

  • December 02, 2020

Space Inventory Services and Geographic Information Systems Honored with Circle of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Jill Quezada and David Yamamoto who were recognized by Insurance and Risk Management with the Circle of Excellence Award in December 2019. The Circle of Excellence Award is a biannual award to recognize the departments that have contributed significantly to the business continuity capabilities of the University. The space inventory and GIS support provided by Jill Quezada and David Yamamoto assisted the University with preparing for recent Public Safety Power Shut-Offs by identifying the UCLA Facilities in high fire risk areas.

  • December 26, 2019

FM Mobile - Harnessing Technology for First-Rate Client Experience

The Advent of FM Mobile

In June 2019, Facilities Management (FM) introduced FM Mobile. The initiative is in response to a 2017 Facilities Assessment and Customer Survey that identified opportunities for a greater degree of communication, reliability and timeliness of projects for FM clients. Client expectations continue to evolve, and as a service-oriented organization, FM has turned to mobile technology to create a seamless experience for end users - FM’s field technicians who have direct contact with clients.


  • October 21, 2019

FM Completes Outdoor Study Space at La Kretz

In August 2019, Facilities Management completed the latest installment of outdoor study space for the campus. The La Kretz outdoor space located behind four general assignment classroom in the La Kretz Building, is typically filled with students sitting on the concrete floor waiting for the next class period to begin. The project involved the installation of 12 attractive benches in an area that offers wi-fi capability and is under cover from the elements atop the campus’ thermal energy storage tank.

  • August 27, 2019

Custodial Gap Coverage Program Created

Facilities Management is pleased to announce the creation and implementation of the Custodial Gap Coverage crew effective Monday, June 17, 2019. In efforts to better service the needs of our customers, the Custodial Division will now support a small team of three custodians who will be able to handle urgent custodial issues from Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • June 10, 2019

Doug Grode Selected As FM’s Director Of Maintenance & Alterations

On January 22nd, 2019, AVC FM Kelly Schmader announced that Doug Grode was selected as FM’s new Director of Maintenance & Alterations (M&A).  Grode has been with UCLA FM for 29 years, starting as an Electrician, moving to Lead Electrician, and ultimately to the Manager of the entire Electric Shop.  In 2008, he was promoted to Deputy Director of M&A, and for the past year, he has served the FM team as M&A’s Interim Director.    

  • January 22, 2019

One towel is enough – waste reduction and diversion at work

“One towel is enough” stickers are popping up all around campus on all roll towel dispensers in an effort to become a more sustainable campus. “The concept helps to educate our campus community on supporting sustainability by reducing how many paper towels we use to dry our hands after washing them. It’s the small things that count. Especially in this situation where less is truly more,” Director, Custodial and Grounds, Justin Wisor, said. “Reduction of waste is the most important strategy in the solutions hierarchy to achieve Zero Waste.”

  • January 17, 2019

UCLA Custodial Moves to 311 Mobile App for Restroom Attention


Recently, you may have noticed new signage on the backside of the restroom doors. Previously, the Custodial Department employees were signing off on “We Care” sheets placed on the back of restroom doors. Director of Custodial and Grounds, Justin Wisor, helped to develop a new way of ensuring our restrooms are receiving the attention they need.

  • October 06, 2018

FM Electricians "Light it up Pink" In Observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Powell Library

October 2018 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and FM electricians are doing their part to observe this important tradition. 

On Monday and Tuesday, October 1 and 2, both Royce Hall and Powell Library were lit up with brilliant pink light from the sophisticated Color Kinetics up-lighting system installed by FM earlier this year.  Bryce Moyer, evening shift Electrical Supervisor, managed the lighting modification to honor and pay tribute to everyone affected by breast cancer.  Great job electrical team! 

Royce Hall


  • October 02, 2018