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Physical Plant

Physical Plant

The Physical Plant Department provides facility, grounds, and construction services to the Keene State College campus. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, beautiful, and functional place to learn and work.

In addition to performing all grounds and building functions, we plan minor and major renovation projects on all Keene State properties, including Owl Stadium (south of Route 101), and the College Camp on Wilson Pond.

We employ 35 full-time employees, many of whom are considered leaders in their field of expertise. The Physical Plant also employs part-time and ancillary workers including KSC students and is responsible for managing the contract for custodial services with UNICCO.

Administrative offices, skilled trade departments, central stores, and receiving are located on the ground level of Elliot Hall. The Grounds Department is headquartered at the Whitcomb Building. Plumbers are headquartered at the central heating plant.


Work Requests

Maintenance services can be requested two different ways. We prefer that designated staff and faculty use the Maintenance Connection Work Request form. In the event of an emergency during normal working hours (M-F 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) please contact John Lorette at 603-358-2202. If you have an emergency outside of normal working hours, please call Campus Safety at 603-358-2228.

Please note: Students should contact their RA or RD to place work requests.

Work Request Guidelines

  • A work request must be completed for all routine and repair requests.
  • Requests are scheduled in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Requests are processed and tracked in the Physical Plant’s work control system.
  • Projects requiring major renovation and significant investment must be approved by a principal administrator (PA) prior to submitting a work request.

Emergency Planning

More information:
Environmental Health & Safety Office
603-358-2879



Contact Physical Plant

Jane Ellsworth
Administrative Assistant
Elliot Center 057
jellswor@keene.edu
603-358-2242