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Facilities Management is a part of the University division called Finance and Operations. To help you learn about the "big picture" of your workplace, you attend orientation soon after being hired.

Finance and Operations introduces everyone in the division to the strategic initiatives and your role in each. You'll learn the information you need to fulfill the division's initiatives while working in Facilities Management. 

Facilities Management Orientation follows the division introduction.  We explore the diverse businesses of Facilities Management from steam, light, and power to design, construction and maintenance.

We look at how we align our work with the Facilities Management and University vision, developing relationships with internal and external customers. We tour many of the operational and administrative areas of Facilities Management.

All new Facilities Management staff attend this orientation. Guests  from the University community are welcome.

Orientation Dates for 2018

Facilities Management

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day

Monday and Tuesday
February 19 & 20, 2018

April 23 & 24, 2018

June 25 & 26, 2018

August 20 & 21, 2018

October 29 & 30, 2018

December 3 & 4, 2018

Orientation Agenda

Continental breakfast & snacks provided both days

Monday Morning
Finance & Operations - the Division
Facilities Management - the Organization
Meet the Directors

Tuesday Morning
Campus Master Plan
Planning, Design, & Construction
Utilities & Utilities
Energy Control Center
Energy Conservation
Building & Landscape Services:
Accessibility on Campus
Work Control Center, Moving, Key & Access
Custodial Work

Lunch Provided
Joined by members of the Director's Staff
(provided by Facilities Management)

Lunch Provided
Joined by members of the Director's Staff
(provided by Facilities Management)

Monday Afternoon
Office of Sustainability
Business & Financial Services

Tuesday Afternoon
Group Photo
Building & Landscape Services Area Tours
Putting it all together Send Off


The University of Iowa has a half-day orientation. All staff and faculty receive an invitation, by campus mail, to a monthly UI orientation scheduled closest to their first day of employment. More information about that orientation is found at:

The University of Iowa New Staff Orientation