Cleaning - Classrooms

Unsafe conditions in any instructional space should be immediately reported to the Service Center (212-305-HELP) or to Public Safety (212-305-7979)

Routine classroom cleaning is performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:00 PM and 12:30 AM

Description of Service Frequency
Empty all trash receptacles, replace liners as necessary Daily (M-F)
Wash all chalkboards and chalk trays. Restock chalk. Daily (M-F)
Sweep or dry mop hard flooring Daily (M-F)
Broom sweep carpeted areas Daily (M-F)
Sweep and damp mop hard flooring Weekly
Arrange classroom furniture in a neat and orderly fashion Daily (M-F)
Remove finger marks from switch plates, entrances, and doors Weekly
Dust windowsills, doors, railings, and other surfaces within hand-high reach Weekly
Damp wipe exterior of waste receptacles Monthly
Thoroughly vacuum all carpeted areas Weekly


There is no charge for routine custodial maintenance of instructional space.

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.

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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