Swarthmore's campus operates much like a small city. Facilities Management manages and maintains Swarthmore's 51 buildings as well as 325 acres of gardens, lawns, athletic fields, and natural woodlands. In addition, it supports and maintains 136 faculty and staff housing units, which range from efficiency apartments to historic homes. We also manage our own Heat Plant, water cooling systems, and water tower. In total, the department cares for 1.6 million square feet of structures on campus.
Our goal is to provide a comfortable, pleasant, and safe environment for students, faculty, and staff so that the focus on academic excellence remains at the forefront.