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December 14, 2018

Winter Break 2018-19 Campus Improvements

As the fall semester comes to an end, winter break provides students and faculty a chance to pause, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved rest. For Facilities and Operations, winter break is an opportunity to perform a significant amount of work by taking advantage of a relatively empty campus. This winter break, a wide range of projects large and small will take place across the Morningside campus, including ongoing initiatives such as restroom renovations, residence hall upgrades, and public space refreshes.

December 13, 2018

Winter Break Improvements and Help Us Prevent Property Damage

As winter break approaches, Columbia University Facilities and Operations has been busy planning improvement projects throughout campus to take advantage of the reduced population when construction has the least impact on campus activities. 

If you are leaving campus for a portion of winter break, we would like to remind you that you can help save energy and prevent loss or damage of your property while you are out and throughout the winter.

December 12, 2018

Refurbished Outdoor Trash and Recycling Bins Make Recycling Easier

The black trash and recycling receptacles manufactured by Victor Stanley – ubiquitous across the Morningside campus grounds – suffered from wear and tear after more than 20 years of exposure to the elements. Instead of incurring the cost of purchasing new cans, Campus Operations identified a unique and cost effective solution to restore the original manufacturers specifications while partnering with Environmental Stewardship to redesign the lids to increase recycling participation.


A collection of photos from across our departments.