Spring cleaning afoot: Be mindful of mud puddles and U of A workers

The snow has melted and the muddy season is here, and with that, comes the need for spring cleaning!

This notice was originally published on April 6, 2023.


As the U of A grounds team and custodial staff work to keep campus clean and hazard-free, we ask for your patience and help with some of the following actions.

  1. Steer clear of workers or machinery
    It’s greatly appreciated when you give the necessary space to U of A staff so they can work and clean.
  2. Follow guidance or instructions on any posted signage
    Your vigilance and assistance following any posted signage is greatly appreciated.
  3. Use designated walking paths
    Shortcuts are not always safe, especially when the seasons start to change. Designated walking paths are assessed throughout the working day for hazards to keep our community safe as they travel around U of A campus.
  4. Wipe your boots when you enter
    Many of the entrances have a boot cleaner that you can use to keep your shoes clean and the floors clear, dry and hazard-free. If there isn’t a boot cleaner, do a little dance on the entrance mat to remove mud, dirt and other debris!
  5. Plan ahead and leave early
    As usual, planning ahead and leaving early is always recommended. You never know when a pathway needs to be closed for staff to address an unexpected hazard.
  6. Conduct your own spring clean!
    Have some extra trash and scraps? Take a trip to your central waste station and dispose of it in the proper receptacle. Learn more about recycling at U of A.


Across all University of Alberta campuses.


Spring cleaning begins April 11, weather permitting, and continues as needed. The entire Grounds staff will be clearing roads and sidewalks with road sweepers and back pack blowers.

Update — Anticipated work ahead

  • Week of April 24, 2023
    Landscaping and tree maintenance/replacement work near Telus Centre (111-112 Street and 87 Ave
  • Throughout May 2023
    Work across campus grounds will increase throughout May as the weather warms. Continue following safe practices by staying at a distance from any work that is underway and abiding by any postage signage.

What else

If you notice a hazard on a walkway, sidewalk or elsewhere around campus, contact the Maintenance Desk:

  • North Campus, North Campus Residences, South Campus, Campus Saint-Jean and Résidence Saint-Jean: 780-492-4833
  • Augustana Campus (including Augustana Residences): 780-679-1523
  • Enterprise Square: 1‑866‑254‑5349

If you are on a public street surrounding campus, please call 311 to report the hazard to the City of Edmonton.