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Skidmore College
Facilities Services

Service Requests

During the academic year, departments may find the need to solicit services from Facilities Services.

In order to maintain control of these requests, the Facilities Services Office uses a computerized work order system to manage the thousands of Service Request Forms that are received each year.

It is recommended that Service Request Forms be submitted via the Insite system. Work orders are then processed in the order in which they are received. Work orders are prioritized in the following manner:

Emergency Maintenance Issues

Emergency maintenance are issues that requires immediate attention for the safety of occupants, the property and your belongings. Please do not submit an emergency request on-line or via e-mail. 

Please contact the office by phone during regular business hours – 518-580-5860 Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm. For after hours, emergencies please contact   Campus Safety @ x5566. Below see some examples of what an emergency maintenance issue is.

  • Plumbing/flooding – a water leak that cannot be contained with a bucket, ceiling leaks, overflowing or clogged toilets and only one bathroom is available, clogged drains/toilets, critical plumbing fixture malfunction ex. no water or no hot water
  • HVAC – lack of critical cooling/heating
  • Electrical – power to one or more rooms is out, only light in room is out, exposed wires, fire alarm malfunction
  • General Maintenance – Card access or door latch failure, broken window
  • Elevators – If only one elevator is available
  • Custodial – chemical spills, biohazard clean-up,glass clean-up
  • Grounds – icy/slippery conditions, downed trees
  • Miscellaneous – any building component or system that may result in  life safety or property damage

Emergency maintenance issues will be addressed immediately

Routine Service Requests

Routine Service Requests are issues that do not require immediate attention and can be addressed during regular maintenance hours. These issues will be processed and scheduled based on workloads, importance and date received. Please allow up to 2 weeks for completion of your Routine Service Request. If your work order cannot be completed within that period a facilities services representative will contact you. Please see below examples of Routine Service Requests

  • Plumbing – dripping faucet, garbage disposal malfunction/clog, loose toilet seat
  • HVAC – air conditioning for non-critical areas, cold calls within college temperature parameters
  • Electrical – lights bulbs out, outlet not working
  • General Maintenance – hole in the wall, painting, shelving requests, ceiling tile replacement, blinds, carpet
  • Custodial – recycling pick-ups, carpet cleaning, special cleaning requests,
  • Miscellaneous – pest control, event requests, moving requests
  • Please contact Residential Life for vending machine issues, washing machine/dryer repairs and cable/IT issues

Your work order will have a two week target date of completion applied.  If your work order is not able to be completed within that time frame you will be contacted by a facilities services representative.

You will receive an e-mail with a confirmation number when your request is received.  Please keep this request number for future reference. You will also receive an e-mail any time there is a status update as it relates to your service request.


You must register for InSite membership before you will be able to submit a work request.

Please allow 48 hours for your membership approval; you will receive an email confirmation

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