Grounds

Rice FE&P Grounds’ team of 31 groundskeepers, arborists, and other specialists develops and maintains our 300-acre tree-lined campus in an environmentally sensitive and aesthetically pleasing manner. This dedicated team works throughout the year in all weather conditions, while caring for our campus trees, fields, gardens, and lawns.

Grounds Maintenance hours of operation are 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Solid Waste and Moving hours of operation are 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Administrative hours of operation are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Mission: We create great first impressions and support the university’s mission of teaching and research through our effective and innovative stewardship of the campus landscape.

Vision: State-of-the-art maintenance applied to a high-quality diverse landscape that’s reflective of Rice’s status as a leading university.

Grounds leadership team: Gerald Contreras and Philip Dierker (Director).