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Campus Cleanup Day

Campus Cleanup Day 2015 - Tuesday, April 28th (Rain Date Thursday, April 30th)

Work Location Meeting Areas

Work Site Description Meeting Location
1 Podium Level East Garden Garden Area
2 University Drive at Colonial Dock Entrance Colonial Dock driveway entrance
3 Colonial Quad Front archway
4 State Quad Front archway
5 Indian Quad Front archway
6 Dutch Quad Front archway
7 Freedom Quad Quad Office
8 Liberty Terrace In the parking lot ( North End)  where the large Mulch pile is located
9 Empire Commons Commons Bldg
10 University Hall Near University Hall building sign
11 University Drive (Perimeter Road) At the picnic table along the access road between perimeter road and MSC parking lot
12 Phys Ed / SEFCU At the Round-about ( Bus stop area ) near the forsythia bushes
13 Visitor Lot 1 Outside North entrance area of Business School building
14 Carillon Drive West (corner of BA) to East (corner of ES) Northwest corner of BA
15 LSRB (East Side) Building Entrance
16 Chapel House Front Entrance
17 Alumni House Front Entrance
18 Draper Complex Picnic table in front of Draper
19 Alumni Quad Western Ave side --- Alden sidewalk
20 East Campus Fountain near A Wing lobby
22 Library Library podium garden

The onset of spring always brings a sense of excitement to our UAlbany campuses as we look forward to the coming of warm weather, and what has become one of our most anticipated community traditions:  Spring Cleanup Day.  We are delighted to invite you to join us for the University's Ninteenth Annual Campus Cleanup Day on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. 

Beginning with fewer than 100 participants in 1997, we now routinely exceed 500 volunteers. Cleanup Day is a time when faculty, students, staff and administrators work side by side to prepare the campuses for Commencement Weekend and other signature events that occur during the late spring and summer.  If you have not been a part of this effort previously, you will be amazed at the transformation the campuses undergo in a single day with 500 of us pitching in to give our Grounds Department a helping hand.  This is a great opportunity to meet members of the university community whom you might not encounter on a daily basis, and to invest yourself in the tremendous community spirit that is a hallmark of UAlbany.  

If you are interested in 'light duty', please consider volunteering to be a site supervisor.  We will provide a check in table for volunteers and have tools and supplies for you to provide to your site workers.  You will also check student volunteers in and out if they would like to register for community service hours for the day.

A note to student groups - each person has to register individually, but if you would like to select a particular site to work on as a group, we can make a note on the registration site.

Morning shift is 9:00am until 12:00 noon
Lunch will be from 12:00 to 1:00pm
Lunch is provided by UAS, and will be served in the Campus Center Ballroom Uptown, and the cafeterias of the Downtown and East Campuses.  The Uptown Campus will offer both kosher and gluten-free options.  Downtown volunteers receive a coupon to go through the Husted Cafe line to choose a sandwich or soup/salad combo.  East Campus volunteers may elect a gluten-free meal, but that kitchen is not equipped to provide Kosher meals. 
Afternoon shift will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 
If you are unable to offer a full day from your busy schedule, please consider joining us for part of the day.  Work opportunities are available at all of our campuses.
If you decide to work all day, you can volunteer for a different work areas in the morning and afternoon.  Please go to the signup tab on this page to register for your preferences.  After registering, you will receive a confirming e-mail and code.  The code can be used to revisit the site to modify your assignments if needed. 

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for outside work and bring a hat and sunscreen.  Work gloves and tools will be provided.  

Campus Cleanup is also a vital component of the University's Stormwater Management Program.  Leaves, debris and litter can result in pollutants entering the University storm sewer system, which ultimately discharges to nearby streams and the Hudson River.

Cleanup Team members are:

Michelle Bowen, UAS

Nancy Dame, Facilities

Dan Egan, East Campus

Todd Jones, Residential Life

Stacy Stern, Facilities

Jennifer Watson, Downtown Campus Provost's Office

Please contact Stacy Stern at 442-3400 or with any questions or comments.