Overview of Services

Custodial Services

Custodial Services provides cleaning for all buildings on campus and consist of Custodial Services, Material Managements, Mailroom, Moves, and Waste Disposal.


"Providing exceptionally clean and sanitary environments for the CUMC community and visitors to learn, teach, research and work."


The Custodial Services segment is responsible for the cleaning activities in all buildings that receive General Fund and General Fee support. Custodial Services is a three-shift operation that covers over 2.300,000 gross square feet of space.  Each shift is its own work group and is referred to by their working hours, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shifts. To notify us of a cleaning concern please contact the main office at 212-305-3495.


Engineering Services

Engineering Services provides engineering support, and continuous, reliable operations of building systems and the campus utilities infrastructure for Columbia University Medical Center.

  • Engineering provides professional engineering support for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all University facilities - to assure a safe, healthy, efficient and effective environment in support of the University’s teaching, research and public service programs.
  • Maintains and operates critical building systems including fire/life safety systems, elevator systems, building environmental systems and controls, central clock systems, high voltage distribution systems. 
Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

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Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

Columbia University
School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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