University Facilities and Services

Ever better infrastructure support

Providing key infrastructure support for over 12 million gross square feet of building space and more than 700 acres while serving the main River Campus, the Medical Center, the Eastman School of Music, the Memorial Art Gallery and several other specialized sites spread throughout the greater Rochester region.







headshot of Mike Chihoski

Senior Associate Vice President

A division of Administration and Finance, University Facilities and Services is led by Sr. Associate Vice President Mike Chihoski with support from department directors.

We invite you to learn more about our organization, our goals for the future and our latest awards and recognitions.

Mike Chihoski
-- Senior Associate Vice President
P: 585-273-5798


The Facilities and Services team's responsibilities include operation and management of University owned buildings and systems on the four major campuses and at multiple offsite locations in the greater Rochester area.

University River Campus

nighttime aerial view of Rush Rhees library with city skyline in distance.

The main River Campus is located north of Elmwood Avenue and includes the academic and student life buildings associated with the University of Rochester.

University Medical Center

nighttime front view of strong memorial hospital entrance.

The Medical Center complex is anchored by Strong Memorial Hospital and includes patient care, clinical and research buildings south of Elmwood Avenue.

Eastman School of Music

nighttime aerial view of the Eastman Theater and surrounding buildings.

The Eastman School of Music includes the Eastman Theater and eight additional buildings in the East Avenue and Gibbs Street area of downtown Rochester.

Memorial Art Gallery

nighttime view of Memorial Art Gallery artists light display reflecting on MAG buildings.

The Memorial Art Gallery, located on University Avenue, includes the Gallery, the Cutler Union and the Vanden Brul Pavilion.

front view of Chiller Plant

Mid Campus - Chiller

Southside Living buildings.

Mid Campus - Southside Living

Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center building.

South Campus - Alumni Center

Laboratory for Laser Energetics building.

South Campus - Laser Lab

Stone building on McLean St.

McLean Street

Patrick Barry house on Mt. Hope Avenue.

Mt Hope Properties

Awards & News

Stars Silver Award

The University of Rochester has earned a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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PGMS Honor / Tree Campus

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) awarded the University of Rochester's Horticulture and Grounds staff an Honor Award for exceptional grounds maintenance. The Arbor Day Foundation recognized the University as a Tree Campus USA institution for promoting healthy trees and conservation goals.

News Center Article

Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement

The University of Rochester was among 119 colleges and universities in the United States to receive a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

News Center Article

Bicycle Friendly Award

The League of American Bicyclists announced its Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) awards, which recognize colleges and universities for their outstanding support of bicycling to ensure healthy, accessible and eco-friendly transportation and recreation for students and staff.

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Arbnet Accreditation

The University of Rochester’s arboretum has achieved Arboretum Accreditation at Level II from ArbNet. Accreditation acknowledges the University's commitment to and fulfillment of professional arboreta criteria.

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close up of Meliora light pole.