Digs, Location for Central Services
Come January, don’t walk
down Green Street looking for Central Services anymore. Following
the holiday break, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 2 and 3,
Central Services will move its operation to the Physical Plant.
The department will discontinue
its printing services during those two days while it relocates,
but will continue postage and mailing services during the
move. As of Jan. 4, it will resume printing in its new location
in the Central Stores section of the Physical Plant building
at 126 West St. A new, larger space is nearing completion
The move from the current location
at 84 Green St. will make way for the construction of Ford
Hall, the new building for engineering and the sciences.
As a result of the move, Laurie
Petrie, operations supervisor at Central Services, expects
a reduction in the foot traffic to her department, she says,
and an increase in printing orders submitted by mail and e-mail.
“I think it’s going
to really increase campus mail,” she said, “because
people won’t be walking down here. And I think we’ll
get more printing orders electronically,” such as by
To accommodate the increased
mailings, Central Services is installing two additional campus
mail drop boxes in the Campus Center and at Neilson Library.
Also, in anticipation of those who drive to Central Services’
new location, short-term parking will be available in the
parking lot on the west side of the Physical Plant building,
near the handicap entrance, Petrie said.
While it is further away from
central campus, the new Central Services location offers ample
space for organizing printing and copying machines in one
area -- as opposed to its present location, which divides
the printing operation into two main areas, Petrie says.
By car, e-mail, campus mail or
on foot, Central Services orders now go a couple blocks to
the southwest. “Central Services isn’t central
anymore,” noted Petrie with a laugh.