GSD Building Services provides custodial support for academic courses and administrative meetings.

Submit a Custodial Request or Facilities Maintenance Request

Custodial Staff

Day Shift

Huberto Tejada (Crew Chief) – Gund Lobby & Events

Etelvina Fernadez – GSD Classrooms & Events

Elsa Guevara – Gund 3rd and 4th Floors

Ruddy Gonzalez – Gund 2nd and 5th Floors

Argenis Brea – Gund Main Lobby AM/7 Sumner after 5 PM

Night Shift

Dania Melo – Site Supervisor

Junior – (Crew Chief) Gund Lobby, Classrooms & Events


Custodial Policy for Non-Academic Requests

All public events or large scale GSD events serving food are required to fund any associated custodial costs. Costs will vary due to the size of the event, time of the event, and/or the availability of the custodial crew.  For groups that pay rent to use rooms at the GSD the custodial fee is built into your rent. However, if you would like a dedicated person to take care of the event, you will need to hire them at a cost to your group. To request custodial, add a custodian via the Event Proposal Form when reserving a room in SERT. Requests must be made more than a week before the event.

This policy applies to all multi-purpose rooms and event space at the GSD which includes Piper, Stubbins Portico Rooms, Gund Garden, Exterior Spaces, Loeb Library Lobby and any other classroom space where the default set-up is being removed to accommodate the event request.  The policy does not apply to pre-set rooms such as 111, Piper Steps (only), 109, 124 and all upper level classrooms in Gund Hall and the classrooms outside of Gund with the understanding that these aforementioned spaces come with a standard set-up and if altered must be returned to its original state at the end of the reservation.  Building Services reserves the right to charge Custodial Fees due to misuse of space or policies that result in custodial staff being unable to accomplish their regularly scheduled shift work.


Rates for Custodial Services

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it is important to be as detailed as possible in your room requests.  *Please note that an estimate of charges will be given when making requests.  Due to overtime or more time needed for clean up this cost could go up but will not exceed an additional four (4) billable hours.


How charges are collected:

Harvard Departments: should provide a 33-digit billing code when requesting services and will be charged after the work has been completed.

Student Groups: must secure funding in advance from Student Forum for custodial services.  Email Erica George, the Coordinator of Student Activities and Outreach at egeorge@gsd.harvard.edu indicating the event date and anticipated cost of the service.  Once approved, an invoice will be emailed directly to the Coordinator of Student Activities and Outreach from Building Services within 30 days of the event.  Checks made out to “President and Fellows of Harvard College” will be sent to the Coordinator of Student Activities and Outreach within 30 days of invoice date.

Individuals and Outside Organizations:   An invoice will be emailed from Building Services within 30 days of event.  A check payable to “President and Fellows of Harvard College” within 30 days of invoice date.   If a check is not received within 30 days the sponsoring department or faculty member is responsible for all charges.

Contact for Invoices:  Building Services, rooms@gsd.harvard.edu or 617-496-1243

Harvard Custodial Team
Harvard Custodial Team