Operations and Maintenance

Grounds and Events

The members of the Grounds and Events TeamThe Grounds department serves the UNH campus community by maintaining lawns, gardens, trees, athletic fields, hardscape (sidewalks and parking lots), trash and confidential material removal, and upkeep of the overall outside environment of the university. During winter months, the grounds department ensures mobility of the campus by providing snow removal and de-icing of 16 miles of sidewalk, 9 miles of road and 48 acres of parking space.  The Events department serves the UNH campus community by participating in many campus events such as commencement, picnics, departmental and student events.  Set up services include the rental of tables, chairs, university seal podiums/chairs, pipe and drape, and flags. The department also provides moving services which includes department office location moves, and moving/delivery of various types of equipment.  Contact 603-862-1437 for more information and to request services.

Confidential Material Removal

To arrange for confidential material removal send an email to Thomas.byron@unh.edu containing the following information: contact name, telephone number, building, room, quantity of materials to be disposed of.  Please note that pick up materials is provided by an off-site vendor with a service schedule limited to Fridays on the UNH campus.  Confidential material removal services are for faculty and staff only. 

Special Event Needs

To arrange special event needs send an email to facilities.control.center@unh.edu or call 603-862-1437 with the following information: contact name, date and time of event, equipment needed, set up time and location, pick up time.  We will contact you with a quote and address details for the event.  Prior to the event an encumbrance will be needed to cover the costs.  All special events require a permit application obtained at the UNH Police Department, permit forms must be turned in to the UNH Police Department no later than five business days before an event. 

Moving Services

To arrange for moving services send an email to facilities.control.center@unh.edu or call 603-862-1437 with the following information: contact name, date and time request for move, description of the moving needs.  We will contact you if a site visit is necessary, and will provide a quote to cover the cost of the move.  Prior to the move an encumbrance will be needed to cover all cost.  Customary moves take place Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Grounds and Events Contacts:


Thomas Byron, Manager, (603) 608-9348

Dave Howard, Assistant Manager, (603) 608-9224

Paul Chaloux, Supervisor, (603) 608-8353


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