Physical Plant Department

Additional Services

Recycling

The University of Mississippi Physical Plant offers a recycling program within academic buildings and select athletic facilities across the Oxford campus. For more information, view the information sheet.

Service Station

The service station is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of University vehicles and mobile equipment. Duties also include the operation of a full service fueling station for University vehicles.

ADA Accommodations

The ADA accommodations that are addressed by the Physical Plant department are physical barriers that hinder someone from participating in class, work, or other functions that take place on the University of Mississippi's Campus. The task is to address and seek solutions to physical barriers as soon as they become known. Examples of solutions of physical barriers include, but are not limited to, ramp installations, restrooms modifications, door modifications, door hardware replacement, elevator modifications, ADA lift installations, fire alarm modifications, telephone modifications, and communication aids.

Forced Move

The Forced Move Account is for departments that must be moved for reasons beyond their control. Forced moves are for upcoming renovations, space modifications, construction work, or any disruptions that are beyond the department's control and would prevent the department from accomplishing their mission. When a department is relocated, either temporarily or permanently, they are moved to a location that can fully or adequately fulfill their mission. There is no charge to the department for this type of move.

Rental of Tables & Chairs

The Physical Plant has tables and chairs available for rent. We charge for the delivery and pick up when asked to deliver. If it is a weekend delivery, charges will be assessed at a two hour minimum. If table and chairs are picked up and returned by the organization, there are no charges.

Fire Services

Fire Services conducts Building and Facilities Inspections once a year, concentrating on building evacuation plans, emergency exit lighting, and clear passageways. Additionally, room occupancy and fire safety issues are included in this scope of work. Fire inspection reports are addressed to the Vice Chancellor's associated with buildings housing their respective Academic Deans, Chairs and Building Mayors. The discrepancies will be re-inspected.

Fire safety inspections are carried out and reports are maintained in accordance with the current International Fire Code and the NFPA Codes. Copies of these reports are sent to the State Fire Marshal.

Fire drills and fire safety inspections are conducted once per semester for each dormitory in coordination with the Director of Housing or their representative. Fire drills and fire safety inspections are conducted once per semester for each on-campus Greek house.

Event inspections in University auditoriums and athletic facilities are conducted either by event or by a scheduled facility inspection.

The following types of fire drills and safety programs are offered in the fire safety area:

  • Live evacuation fire drills for dormitories
  • Live evacuation fire drills for Greek houses
  • Fire and severe weather evacuation rules and procedures for the campus community
  • Fire safety training for freshman chemistry classes
  • Fire safety training for commercial cooking classes
  • Fire safety training by UM Fire Services and the Oxford Fire Department for Housing's RA's
  • Fire safety training by UM Fire Services and the Oxford Fire Department for the leadership of Greek organizations

Safety & Training

Safety and training is a new addition to the Physical Plant's daily operations. This unit is tasked with employee development and training, promoting safe workplace practices, and maintaining a safe environment for work and study.

The safety component of this unit provides the following services to the campus community:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Asbestos assessment
  • Mold inspection/remediation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Van driver training