The Grounds Crew is responsible for maintaining over 450 acres of the campus including 200 acres of trees, shrubs, and turf, 2,500 trees, 39 acres of parking lots, 9 miles of roads, and 15 miles of walkways.

What We Do

Duties include care of all trees, shrubs, horticulture and turf which entails mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, seeding, fertilization, watering, and leaf removal. Winter duties include all snow removal, snow plowing and salting/sanding of all parking lots, sidewalks, and roadways.

Summer and Seasonal Employment

Students! Like to get your hands dirty? The Grounds crew may have summer or seasonal opportunities to work with horticultural and grounds maintenance crews. For more information, email Mike Dubois, UVM Grounds Manager. Jobs for UVM students are typically posted through the UVM Student Employment Office.

Our Steps Towards Sustainability

  • We practice Integrated Pest Management or IPM
  • We use native, zone hardy site-specific plants
  • We limit irrigation to athletic fields and the main Campus Green only
  • We use mulching mowers and don't bag grass clippings from lawn mowing.
  • We use Liquid Deicers to pretreat walkways and roadways in winter to reduce the use of road salt.

Grounds Staff List

Office Location: Grounds Building, 50 University Road

Office Phone:  (802) 656-3866

Title Name Email
Grounds Manager Mike Dubois email Mike
Supervisor Adam Holmes email Adam
Supervisor Matthew Walker email Matt
Office Support Generalist Lori Bergevin email Lori