Moving services

Moving Services focuses on moving of office furniture and delivering tables and chairs for campus events. We also dispose of and recycle old furniture as directed by Surplus Property and supervision, deliver large shipments from Central Receiving and assist the Facilities Maintenance Services teams in hauling away debris from work sites.

  • Refrigerator disposal

    Refrigerator disposal

    To dispose of a University-owned refrigerator that was purchased using University funds, please fill out the Refrigerator Disposal form. Otherwise, the disposal of personally owned refrigerators is the responsibility of the owner.

  • Requesting tables and chairs

    Requesting tables and chairs

    On a first-come-first-served basis, Facilities Operations has 6' tables, brown folding chairs, and blue with chrome frame chairs for University use. These items will be dropped off and picked up only. Set-up is not provided.

    If you are planning a University event:

    • Submit a work order request and include attention movers and the drop-off location, date, contact person, time of the event, and pick-up date and time.
    • Location, sprinklers, and electrical needs should be considered in scheduling an event.
    • Moving Services requires at least 10 working days of advanced notification so they may schedule accordingly.
    • Contact Scheduling Services at (775) 784-6837 to reserve the location of the event.
  • Office moves and guidelines

    Office moves

    Submit a work order request and include ATTN MOVERS:

    • Make sure to include all items being moved (e.g., 20 boxes, three (3) desks with typing arms, three (3) chair pads, etc.) so movers can schedule accordingly.
    • Furniture needs to be disassembled by the requestor or an outside contractor, provided by Facilities Maintenance Services (FMS) at the departments’ expense. (The only exception is if the item(s) are going to Surplus.)
    • Televisions and/or smart boards will only be moved if they are in their original packaging or packed properly.
    • If whiteboards, wall embellishments, televisions, or smartboards need to be removed and/or hung, submit a work order request and include ATTN CARPENTERS.
    • If cabinets and/or bookshelves need to be unsecured or secured before or after a move, submit a work order request and include ATTN CARPENTERS. (All furniture 4.5 feet or taller must be secured per the FMSs’ Planned General Inspection Checklist.)
    • Upon receipt of the work order, Moving Services will call and schedule a date and time convenient for both parties for the move.
    • Lead times for moving requests are two weeks; however, due to budget restrictions and reduction in staff, timeframes are longer than usual. Please be patient and flexible in scheduling your move.
    • Have everything ready prior to mover arrival, or they may have to reschedule.
    • Moves to buildings leased to the University are not permitted. Please contact an outside, licensed, insured, or bonded moving company to perform these moves into leased buildings.
    • Relocation of phones, contact Telephone, and Voice Mail Services, at (775) 682-5000.
    • Relocation of fax and copy machines, contact the Copier Program at (775) 784-4620.
    • Refer to Office Moves and Flooring Covering General Guidelines (See below).

    All moves performed by Moving Services are made at the requestor’s own risk. Moving Services is not responsible for damage caused by accidents.

    Office move guidelines

    • Computers must be moved by the department requesting the move or by contacting the Information Technology Help Desk at (775) 682-5000. All computers must be moved prior to movers' arrival.
    • Draw furniture layouts and tape layouts to doors so movers can move the furniture back.
    • Boxes must be closed and sealed.
    • Mark all boxes, furniture, etc. with the room number(s). (e.g. "Room 202 - Mary")
      • This information should be placed on all desks, chairs, and all furnishings and boxes
    • Standard file cabinets do not need to be emptied.
    • Lateral file cabinets must be emptied prior to the move.
    • Bookcases and storage cabinets must be emptied prior to the move.
    • Desks must be emptied prior to the move.
    • Moving Services is not responsible for particle board furniture. (this type of furniture does not move well and tends to fall apart)
    • Moving Services does not move plants, pictures, or personal belongings.
    • Moving Services does not move copy machines. (Contact the Campus Copier Program at (775) 784-4620.
    • If the room is scheduled to be painted, remove all pictures and mounted shelves (unless permanent) from the walls.
    • Refrigerators must be emptied prior to the move.
    • It is the office's responsibility for large office moves that may require rental trucks to be used.
    • Moving Services does not supply boxes.
  • Lab moves and guidelines

    Lab moves and guidelines

    Submit a work order request and include ATTN MOVERS:

    • Make sure to include all items being moved (e.g., 20 boxes, three (3) desks with typing arms, three (3) chair pads, etc.) so movers can schedule accordingly.
    • All glass needs to be packed and marked clearly FRAGILE GLASS on boxes.
    • Fume hoods must have a document, on letterhead, from the department stating the fume hood has been thoroughly cleaned by a lab representative.
      • Moving Services does not unpack or assemble fume hoods. If a fume hood needs to be disassembled or assembled before or after a move, contact an outside, licensed, insured, or bonded contractor, licensed with the State of Nevada.
    • Moving Services does not unpack or assemble any lab equipment, new or used.
    • Moving Services does not move large equipment, including large air/optical tables. Please contact an outside, licensed, insured, or bonded moving company to perform these moves.
    • The Moving Department personnel can only move chemicals that are in original packaging from the manufacturer. For loose chemicals, contact Environmental Health & Safety at (775) 327-5040.
    • Gas cylinders need to be moved by vendors.
    • Refer to Office moves guidelines above for more information.

    All moves performed by Moving Services are made at the requestor’s own risk. Moving Services is not responsible for damage caused by accidents.

Questions about moving?

Call the Service Center at (775) 784-8020 or submit a work request.