The Building and Grounds Department provides all maintenance, repair, mail, and custodial services on campus, including carpentry, painting, mechanical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), electrical, grounds, trash/recycling, event set-up, and much more.
The Buildings and Grounds Department has two locations on campus: Room 117 of the Todd Wehr Center, and in the basement of Lentz Hall.
- Academic year: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
- Summer: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Cory Varner, Physical Plant Superintendent
Kass Kwilas, Building and Grounds Office Manager
If you are calling after hours, please leave a detailed message including your name, room number, and phone number. If it is an emergency, please contact the Office of Public Safety at 262-551-5911.
Report a maintenance problem or request service
Please submit a maintenance request for issues such as:
- Broken window shades
- Broken Lock
- Lost keys
- Plugged toilets
- Room temperature issues
Submit a maintenance request at any time at www.carthage.edu/maintenance.
Please note: Maintenance staff will always respect student privacy and belongings. Unless it is an emergency, we do not enter residence hall rooms before 9:30 a.m., and staff will always knock loudly and announce themselves before entering a room. Maintenance staff may need to enter a room to fulfill a maintenance request when the student is not present.
If you report a heating issue, please be sure the path to the heater is clear of furniture and personal belongings. Never leave windows open during the winter. If your room is too hot, please submit a maintenance request.
Custodial services include trash removal and the cleaning of bathroom facilities and common areas only. Students are responsible for maintaining residence hall rooms and private baths. Toilet paper will be centrally located.
All campus buildings are regularly cleaned by the College’s Environmental Services team.
Student mail and packages are handled through our Post and Print Office. Visit them in the Todd Wehr Center. If you have questions about how to address, mail, and receive letters and packages, call 262-551-5711. Be sure to provide them with your summer address to forward mail.
Please use Tac or Velcro squares when hanging posters or other light-weight items on the walls.
Each room is equipped with two containers, one for trash and one for recycling. Larger recycling containers are also available throughout campus buildings.
Please recycle the following items:
- Plastic bottles
- Glass bottles
Vacated rooms that are not left in “broom clean” condition will be assessed on a per-person fee. “Broom clean” condition means that students have removed all objects from their rooms that were not originally there when they first moved in. The room must be cleared of all personal belongings and garbage and cleaned (swept clean at minimum). Do not leave personal items behind in the room. Any items left behind will be disposed of or donated.