University of Minnesota Duluth
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Welcome Back, Students!


Student employees are a critical component of FM’s labor force, and whether they are mowing the grass, delivering the mail, or emptying trash cans, we appreciate the work they do!


Facilities Management is one of the largest student employers on campus, with about 165 students on payroll at any given time of year.  Supervisors in fleet and grounds, custodial services, materials management, events, engineering support, administration and the mail room schedule students for work during the academic year, during breaks, and also full-time over the summer, when a lot of project work is completed.


During the academic year, students are able to work up to 20 hours per week, schedule their work hours around their class and study schedules, and experience the convenience of working where they spend most of their time. Working on campus is also great experience for post-UMD employment, as many of the same skills and attributes needed to be successful here translate into life skills future employers will expect. Following directions and deadlines, communicating needs and ideas, and treating others with respect are all on-the-job experiences that students take with them, wherever their lives and careers may lead.


FM couldn’t operate without our student employees, and we wish you every success as you start back to class this fall. Thank you for everything you do to make Facilities Management, and UMD, a great place to be!


(A special thanks to FM Office student employee Haley Strohfus for taking these FM student photos!)


Quality Campus, Quality Service

Diverse. Sustainable. Innovative.

UMD’s present campus consists of more than 60 buildings totaling 3.4 million square feet on 244 acres overlooking Lake Superior. All the structures have been built since 1948. Other UMD facilities include research areas on approximately 280 acres, Glensheen Mansion on 7.6 acres, Research Laboratory Building, the Limnological Research Center and Natural Resources Research Institute.

Three students workers raking the main rain garden.
A sustainable collaboration

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Last modified on 04/03/14 11:50am