Architectural and Engineering
This department is responsible for providing the University community with the professional services of architects and engineers. The department strives to ensure that our campus building environments and facilities are safe, comfortable, durable, and functional.
This department is responsible for the repair, maintenance, and remodeling of buildings at the NIU Main Campus, as well as the Taft, Hoffman Estates, and Rockford Center campuses, when requested.
This department is responsible for:
- Routine and emergency janitorial services for buildings within the University community (excluding: Holmes Student Center, Campus Life and the Convocation Center).
- Snow removal from building entrances.
- Trash Removal.
- Pest and bug extermination requests.
- Replacement of light bulbs.
- Light moving services.
- Support for campus events.
This department functions as a center for the receipt and dispatchment of University inter-office mail, and the receipt, dispatch, and control of United States (U.S.) stamped mail.
This department is responsible for the selling of items to the University for use by campus departments. Its responsibilities include selling office supplies to University departments; selling commodities for Building and Food Services; maintaining open orders with vendors for non-stock office supply items; storing several forms, pamphlets, booklets and envelopes used by departments; and holding and destroying Finance & Facilities-Operations archives.
This department is responsible for delivering all University freight and mail; the moving of most University office and classroom equipment, furniture, and supplies; providing delivery and pick-ups of surplus; and providing distribution of tables and chairs for University departments.
This Department is entrusted to minimize exposure of the campus community to harmful agents, and to enhance protection of the environment at large.
This department provides renovation and repair services for University-owned furnishings, including furniture, carpeting, drapery, and window blinds.
This department is responsible for the overall maintenance of the NIU Main Campus, and providing an attractive, enjoyable, and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
This department is responsible for the overall maintenance of the University’s central ventilation, central air, and heating; energy management and building automation; hot water distribution for heating and steam; chilled water distribution for air conditioning; and distilled water systems.
This department is responsible for overseeing and keeping records of University-owned equipment, identification of equipment by department and location, and reporting changes to the State of Illinois.
This department is responsible for maintaining the on-campus parts and materials inventory used primarily by Physical Plant departments: Building Maintenance, Building Services, Grounds, and Heating Plant.
This department is responsible for managing Business Records Archives, Campus Mail Services, Central Stores/Central Receiving, Distribution Services, Furniture Repair Services, Property Control, and Furniture Resale.
This department is responsible for managing parking resources and issuing parking permits to employees, students, and visitors; managing, maintaining, and planning of campus parking; enforcing parking regulations; collecting enforcement charges; and handling appeals from such violators.
This department is responsible for managing the following departments: Building Maintenance, Building Services, Grounds, Heating Plant, Material Distribution Center, Support Services, and Shredding Services.
This department is responsible for administering parking services, campus transit services, transportation alternatives, fleet operations, event parking, and the maintenance of transportation facilities on campus.