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The University of Montana grounds staff manages over 50 acres of landscape, including over 2 million square feet of turf. The staff was recognized for their excellent work when they won the National Grand Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society in 1994 and again in 2002 when they received an honorable mention award.

In order to help maintain the lawn and the overall beauty of the campus, please use the sidewalks whenever possible.

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The University Grounds Management Staff adheres to an Integrated Pest Management System (IPM). This system utilizes methods that are the least invasive to the surrounding environment, when possible, to control pests. It includes the use of natural controls, maintaining good plant health, the use of plant varieties that are resistant to problem pests and the use of chemicals only when absolutely necessary to prevent irreparable damage to plants in the landscape.  

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The Work Order Desk processes all requests for services and issues work orders for maintenance work in “State” buildings. Routine and preventive maintenance in state funded buildings is usually performed at no cost to the department.

To place a work order, either call
243-6091 which is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the work week or submit your request via the Online System.

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Contact Us



Ben Carson
Grounds Maintenance Manager
(406) 243-2183

Gerald Michaud
Associate Director
Custodial, Grounds and Labor
(406) 243-2420

32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812
Office: (406) 243-2788
Work Order desk: (406) 243-6091
FAX: (406) 243-6612