In alignment with our goal of maintaining our university in a clean, safe, and sustainable condition, custodial support may be necessary post event activity.
Additional custodial event support will be required for the following:
The event space has “Pre-Cleaning” requested
The event space has “food” impacting the following user, but does not fall within the Self-Cleaning criteria below
The event space has special activities, i.e. pumpkin carving, arts & crafts, etc.
Event Cleaning Charges
University events requiring pre- or post-cleaning will accrue charges. Please contact Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or questions on this service.
“Food Use” Definition
Cleaning costs are based on “food use” within UW Tacoma spaces that will require removal/disposal prior to next assigned user accessing the space (including food containers, waste, debris on floors and/or surfaces, etc.). This will be based upon attendee count and type of food served, such as boxed lunches, buffet-style provisions and multiple refreshment containers that will affect the cleanliness for next users of the assigned event space. Food may not be left overnight within campus spaces.
Breakout rooms: Self-cleaning is required
William W. Philip Hall or the Lucien Boardroom, typically not allowed
Classroom or conference room: Self-cleaning is required, if:
Less than 25 attendees with pizza, snacks, etc. (boxed lunches require post-event cleaning)
Only prepackaged/non-perishable food is being served
You will need to include corresponding details on your 25Live event requirements.
Hourly Rates (as of July 1, 2023)
Regular hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.: $50.00/hour
After hours & weekends (minimum 2-hour charge): $50.00/hour
Emergency Custodial Charges
If food is served at your event, and you have not noted this in 25Live, emergency custodial fees may apply.