Maintenance, Heating & Cooling

Our Service Center is here to help provide a positive experience on campus.

Work Orders

If you are having issues with college provided furniture or appliances in your rooms, place a work order with the Service Center. (requires Wooster login)

If you are off campus but would like to place a work order, please contact the Service Center at (330) 287-3500 from Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00 pm and Friday from 7:30am-4pm. at 330-287-3500 (on campus, dial x1234) for further information.

If you have an emergency issue after hours, please contact Security and Protective Services at (330) 263-2590 for further assistance.

Heating

The Service Center works hard to maintain temperatures between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit in campus buildings.

The heat is generally brought on when the outside temperature reaches 55 degrees. During extended 55-68 degree periods, some buildings may cool down more than we would like. Our Building Automation System constantly reads and records the outside temperature.

To help the Service Center regulate building temperatures:

  • Keep items away from any heating/cooling units to prevent your items from damage.
  • Work with your roommate - communicate with each other when you adjust the thermometer or valve.
  • Close your window and give the room adequate time to warm up.

Douglass, Bissman, Kenarden, Holden, and Bornhuetter are heated by steam or hot water. Each room has a radiator valve that students can adjust. 

In Babcock, Brush, Gault Schoolhouse, Gault Manor and Stevenson rooms, there are thermostats on the wall to adjust the temperature.

Andrews, Compton, Luce and Wagner temperatures are centrally controlled at the Service Center. Building temperatures are based on the average temperature of each floor. The Service Center works to maintain consistent temperatures between floors as closely as possible.

All campus houses have their own heating source and are equipped with a thermostat (typically) located in the living room.

Should you find that your room is still not adequately warm, window kits are available at the Residence Life Office. Window kits include a plastic covering and tape. Follow the directions in the window kit for proper installation.

Contact the Service Center Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm and Friday from 7:30am-4pm. at 330-287-3500 (on campus, dial x1234) for further information.

For building heat issues outside of that time frame, please contact Security and Protective Services at 330-263-2590.

Cooling

Several residential facilities are equipped with different cooling systems. Babcock, Bornhuetter, Gault Manor and Gault Schoolhouse are the current facilities that offer air conditioning.

If the outside temperature is below 72*, the air conditioning units should automatically shut off. Likewise, if the temperature is above 72* the air conditioning units should be in proper working order.

Should you find that the cooling system in your room is not working properly please either:

  • Contact the Service Center Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pmand Friday from 7:30am-4pm. at 330-287-3500 (on campus, dial x1234) for further information.
  • For building cooling issues outside of that time frame, please contact Security and Protective Services at 330-263-2590