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Program Facts

If MSU stood alone, with its more than 12,000 students and 2,400 employees, it would be the 8th largest city in the state.

At the Bozeman campus, MSU owns & maintains over 120 buildings representing a total of ~5 million gross square feet of space and a current replacement value of ~$15 billion.

MSU also owns and maintains its own primary electric, water/sewer and natural gas distribution systems.

MSU is a community with its own culture, citizenry, governance, teachers, classrooms facilities, communications systems, land, historic buildings, food services, hi-tech buildings, housing facilities, research labs, sports facilities, utilities and infrastructure systems, and even a morgue.

MSU owns and maintains its own street system, parking facilities, municipal lighting, and utility systems, and its own telephone system serving over 5,700 handsets. MSU also operates a community post office under federal contract.

Program Summary

Facilities Services at MSU is charged with the maintenance and operations of all university buildings, grounds and infrastructure. Facilities Services comprises six (6) service management areas which include Environmental Services, Administration Services, Campus Maintenance, Engineering & Utilities, Campus Work Control, and Facilities planning, Design & Construction. Facilities Services employs ~180 full time employees and supplements the permanent workforce with seasonal student labor.

Functional Responsibilities/Service Areas

  • Custodial Services
  • Landscape & Grounds Maintenance
  • Waste Management & Recycling
  • Snow Removal
  • Vehicle & Equipment Repair Shop
  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Information Technology Services
  • Campus Motor Pool
  • Central Campus Stores
  • Campus Work Control
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Estimating
  • Work Order Management
  • Elevator Maintenance
  • Radio Communications/Dispatch
  • Personnel Records Management
  • Outsourced Services
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Facilities Condition Inventory
  • Facilities Purchasing
  • Campus Maintenance Trades
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Carpentry
    • Locksmiths
    • Painting
    • HVAC Maintenance
    • Machinists
  • Asbestos Removal & Management
  • Energy Grant Program Management
  • LRBP Program Management
  • Capital Construction Project Planning & Management
  • Campus Master Planning
  • Architectural Services
  • Drafting & CADD Management
  • Construction Administration
  • Building Records & Archives
  • Engineering & Utilities Management
  • Campus Long-term Storage
  • Campus Key Security/Distribution
  • Water Rights/Irrigation System

Additional Services

In addition to the on-campus services noted above, Facilities Services also provides a range of facilities management expertise to our affiliated campuses (MSU Billings, MSU Northern, Great Falls College of Technology and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Stations), such as, Facilities Condition Inventory, consolidated LRBP process, engineering assistance, utilities purchasing, project management on demand and real estate leasing.