The Physical Plant Department is a service organization dedicated to support the College’s Mission and its various constituents in a proactive manner. They provide a wide range of services to efficiently operate, maintain, and protect our facilities, grounds, and infrastructure, in such a way as to create and sustain a clean, safe, functional and aesthetic environment conducive to quality learning, living and working, while preserving Randolph-Macon College’s physical heritage for future generations. Their team of dedicated, skilled, and helpful employees strive daily to provide timely and quality services at the lowest possible cost. The Physical Plant staff provide the services that the campus needs to function on a daily basis. In short, the people who keep things running behind the scenes.
In our Residential Facilities, the physical plant are responsible for the general upkeep, which includes: cleaning of general areas like hallways and community bathrooms (and in some facilities - suite bathrooms and sink areas), repairing maintenance problems, responding to maintenance emergencies and continually updating our facilities.
Our students are the ones who are living in our buildings and they are our eyes and ears. As a student, please make sure that if you have any maintenance issues with your residential room, you submit a work order for our Physical Plant so they can come out and fix the issue. Also, if you are having issues in your room with bugs, you can submit a work order to have the physical plant come through and spray your room. You will need to make sure that you cover up food in your room to help reduce bugs. Also, trash should be removed from your room regularly.
If it is during the day and you notice that you have a maintenance issue that is an emergency, you need to contact the Physical Plant during business hours (8:00am – 4pm, M-F) by calling 804-752-7244. If it is after business hours, you can contact the RA on Duty and Campus Safety and we will have a professional respond if it is an emergency. Otherwise, for all maintenance needs, we encourage our students to submit work orders.
Maintenance Emergencies are defined as:
See below for more information on how to submit a non-emergency work order.
If your room throughout the year has something that is broke or damaged, please submit a work order so the College can get it fixed.
Please note that you must place the work order from your Randolph-Macon email address. Outside email addresses will not go through the work order system.
Each student is responsible for entering maintenance work orders for his/her own room. No student may enter a work order for a room other than their own. If you have questions about entering a work order please contact your RA.