University of Arizona

Contact Info

1730 N. Vine Building 215B
Tel. (520) 621-7959
Fax: (520) 626-3003

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Additional Information

Grounds Services

Matt Anderson, Superintendent of Grounds
Office: (520) 621-7959

The mission of Operational Services is to provide and maintain all main campus, Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC), Intercollegiate athletic facilities and outlying properties landscape and streets to include the daily care and meet the environmental standards of all plant materials, trees, lawns, irrigation systems and athletic fields.

    Services offered at no cost
  • Athletic fields
  • Bee swarm removal
  • Flowers, shrubs, trees
  • Granite areas
  • Irrigation, sprinklers
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Masonry, plaster
  • Pavement, asphalt
  • Lawns
  • Sidewalks

  • Services offered at a cost
  • Barricades for Special Events
  • Debris Removal (from remodel/demolition)
  • Equipment and Operator Rental
  • Masonry
  • Negligence/Vandalism Repairs
  • Special Events Assistance


If you notice a bee swarm on campus and a victim is involved, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you notice a bee swarm that does not appear to be harming anyone yet, please notify Ground Services at 621-7959 or call the work control desk at 621-3000.

Please provide a clear description of the location. Do not attempt to combat the bees.


To Avoid Attack: Don't wear dark clothing, shiny jewelry or perfumes in areas where bees might be encountered. Also, bee colonies should be removed only by professional bee-removal services.

If You Are Attacked: Cover your head and seek shelter in a house or car -- not water. Water does not deter bees. Do not swat at the bees as this will only aggravate them further.

If You Are Stung: Call 911 so medical professionals can examine you. Many people are allergic to bees and Africanized bees sting more often than the European variety.

If You Witness An Attack: Call 911. Do not attempt to rescue the victim without proper attire and training. Tell the victim to run. If the victim is immobile or trapped, throw a blanket, tarp or rug he or she can use as cover.