About the Department

The Physical Plant Division plays a vital role in the operation of Plymouth State University. Its primary goal is to maintain the University’s facilities and grounds to readily support the academic mission of the University.

The intention is to accomplish this through a proactive management style and philosophy that focuses on maintaining the facilities with efficient and effective preventive, routine and planned maintenance programs. These programs are critical to providing a cost effective operation and essential in deterring the accumulation of deferred maintenance items. Appearance of the campus and its facilities is a primary concern of the Physical Plant staff. It is understood that the perceptions of first time visitors are important and every effort is made to present a clean, well-kept, well-landscaped campus, as well as clean and well-maintained facilities.

Physical Plant Mission

Mission Statement: Serving students, faculty and staff by creating and sustaining a friendly, safe, healthy, learning and living environment.  We contribute our success by:

  • Our team’s commitment to customer service

  • The strength, knowledge and experience of our dedicated staff

  • Through honor, integrity, hard work and respect for all that we serve.

Motto: Supporting the University Mission with nearly a 1,000 years of combined service!

Plants in Bloom

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April 8th, 2013

Today I had the pleasure of walking some of the campus in search of blooms. I found some lovely dwarf daffodils at the southwestern corner of the HUB. This butter yellow Narcissus ‘Little Gem’ can be found blooming in the Bearberry [Arctostaphylos uva-ursi} ground cover. The Daffodil flowers usually face the sun, so bulbs should [...]

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April 2nd, 2013

We have a few new blooms in our greenhouse! One of them is the Calibrachoa, a fast-growing, compact annual that works well in hanging baskets and window boxes because of their trailing branches. They also look great as garden borders. A very heat- and cold-tolerant plant, Calibrachoa is commonly known as “million bells” due to [...]

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March 31st, 2013 ~ Easter Sunday

Although there are no Easter Lilies in our greenhouse, the New Guinea Inpatiens are starting to bloom!! This variety is called ‘Divine White’ and absolutely sparkles against the deep green of its foliage. Fertile, moist soil high in organic matter is preferred by New Guinea impatiens, so they are a perfect pick for containers where [...]