University of Wisconsin–Madison

Grounds

Grounds is responsible for maintaining a safe and beautiful outdoor environment across the 936-acre UW campus. With a crew of more than forty full-time professionals, Grounds performs a myriad of activities including everything from lawn mowing and snow removal to maintaining concrete, asphalt, and signs.

Grounds crews also maintain thousands of trees, shrubs, and perennials in addition to multi-seasonal and signature floral plantings. They also operate a dedicated greenhouse in order to raise the 30,000+ annuals and perennials needed for its many displays. Grounds is continually striving to improve its ecological footprint by actively engaging in sustainable lawn care and road salt reduction initiatives.

Ellen Agnew

Buildings & Grounds Superintendent
Grounds

ellen.agnew@wisc.edu

608/262-7266

Michael Schafer

Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Grounds

michael.schafer@wisc.edu

608/262-2954

Dan Schwirtz

Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Grounds

dan.schwirtz@wisc.edu

608/262-3055

Robert Scott

Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Grounds

robert.scott@wisc.edu

608/262-7825