Social Sciences Facilities

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Work Orders

Instructions for submitting a work order for any custodial, painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, lock shop, signs, pest control, and grounds matters.

Telephone and Network (Ethernet) Services

Information on any new installs, moves, disconnects, and billing matters associated with the telephones or network services.


General Information:

Available Conference Rooms

  • Instructions on how to schedule rooms for meetings, size of rooms, etc.

Building Representatives

  • Listing of building representatives for Social Sciences buildings.

Computer Equipment

Disaster Preparedness

  • More information can be found by visiting UCSC’s Emergency Planning and Responses website.

Ergonomic Workstation Evaluations

  • More information can be found on UCSC’s Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) website.

Furniture Purchasing

  • UCSC purchases Steelcase furniture. Instructions for purchasing new and used furniture.
  • Campus requires that new furniture be purchased according to current vendor contracts. As part of our contract with our major furniture supplier, Steelcase, they can provide furniture specialists who will design custom office or laboratory layouts for a fee. If you need specific furniture, please contact Facilities Coordinator, Tiffany Winslow.

Inventorial Equipment

  • Includes any equipment valued over $5,000.
  • The Facilities Coordinator acts as equipment custodian for the division’s inventorial equipment. Equipment Administration assigns property numbers to inventorial equipment and requires that the division tracks and disposes of their inventorial equipment according to their procedures.

Moving Services

  • Information on planning your office or laboratory move.

New Buildings in Social Sciences

  • More information can be found on UCSC’s Physical Planning & Construction (PP&C) website.

Further Details:

Work Orders

The Physical Plant is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and operation of buildings, facilities, and utility systems for all components of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 459-4444or email to report any structural building problems.

For urgent, Work Orders for custodial, painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, lock shop, signs, pest control, and grounds matters, please email or call the Work Order desk (831) 459-4444 .

For non-urgent requests, please submit a work order form to Tiffany Winslow to initiate a work order for any non-structural items (i.e. painting, changing locks, or pest control).

The work order form needs to include the following:

  • Contact name and phone number
  • Department
  • Description of the problem or issue
  • Building name and number
  • Room number
  • FOAPAL (only required when the request is over and above standard building maintenance)


The Telecommunications Department provides telephone service for the campus, including regular monthly services, instruments, voicemail, calling cards, and web billings. Tiffany Winslow, in our Facilities office initiates activations, moves and disconnects of Ethernet service based on the division’s computing support staff recommendations. Please coordinate any telephone and/or network service requests through your department manager or computing support representative. Submit a telephone request form to initiate any work.

The telephone request form needs to include the following:

  • Contact name
  • Description of the issue (i.e. move, install, disconnect, bridge)
  • Name and e-mail associated with extension
  • Extension
  • Monthly FOAPAL, one time FOAPAL
  • Type of phone (analog digital)
  • Type of service (long distance, local, campus only)
  • Voicemail activation

The data request form needs to include the following:

  • Contact name
  • Contact number
  • Description of the issue (i.e. activate, change FOAPAL, deactivate)
  • Building name and number
  • Room number
  • Jack number
  • FOAPAL or authorization from computer support representative for division FOAPAL

Moving Services

Our Facilities Coordinator, Tiffany Winslow, provides in depth assistance for planning your office or laboratory move, be it helping you fit existing furniture into new locations or acting as the project manager and coordinating the moves of telephone extensions, re-keying, and new signage. Both on and off campus movers are utilized to insure that the move is completed safely and efficiently. The Facilities Coordinator also assists with space planning and provides detailed floor plans.

Please address the following items prior to contacting the Facilities Coordinator:

  • Contact name
  • Date of move
  • Will the keying for the rooms remain the same? Do you need more keys?
  • Do phones have to move, installed, or disconnected?
  • Does data have to be activated, deactivated, or have billing changed?
  • Do the rooms need to be painted or cleaned?
  • Is the furniture appropriate in both places?

Ergonomic Evaluations

The UCSC Environmental Health and Safety department provides detailed information for ergonomic site and desktop evaluations.

The first step is to conduct a self-assessment and checklist. After you have completed the self-assessment, consider the recommendations outlined on the self-assessment form. If you need assistance with completing the self-assessment or have specific questions about your ergonomic assessment, please contact Facilities Coordinator, Tiffany Winslow.

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program also helps to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees.

Building Representatives

Building Representatives send notices about building issues, such as elevator shut downs and fire alarm tests. They also assist with building evacuations. Please see below for a listing of building representatives.

Humanities/Social Sciences - Tony Grant (831) 459-4710

Social Sciences 1 - Richard Baldwin (831) 459-5382 

Social Sciences 2 - Tiffany Winslow (831) 459-3218

Engineering 2 -

ISB/Nat Sci 2 -

Rachel Carson College - Barbara Laurence(831) 459-4888

Crown College -

Merrill College - Alex Belisario (831) 459-2452

UCSC Farm & Garden - Dave Stimpson or Audries Blake (831) 459-3695

Conference Rooms

Eugene and Bessie Walsh Conference Room
261 Social Sciences

Maximum capacity: 40
Square footage: 702 sq. ft.
Features: Projector, large chalkboard
Contact: Fred Deakin (831) 459-2615

265 Social Sciences 2
Maximum capacity: 20
Square footage: 473 sq. ft.
Contact: Allison Land, Psychology Department (831) 459-4932

Dean's Office Conference Room
0 Humanities and Social Sciences Building (H2)
Maximum capacity: 30
Square footage: 450 sq. ft.
Features: Zoom Room, Projector screen, white board, analog phone, and possible use/reservation of data projector and polycom conference phone
Contact: Dean's Office, (831) 459-2919