Essex County College Custodial Services strives to provide a clean, safe, and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and the public while maintaining facilities in accordance with the College’s rules and regulations at the highest standards.  Our primary purpose is to keep the facilities clean and sanitary through daily maintenance of each building, which cultivates a pleasant, safe, and healthy learning environment.

The Custodial Services department provides a clean, healthy, and safe campus environment to the Essex County College Community.  Our staff covers all buildings and campuses, corridors, lecture halls, labs, classrooms, offices, restrooms, elevators, and stairwells.  Custodial Services also assist in campus events as well as external events.

Cleaning Schedules are based on the Course Schedule and in addition to frequency of use.  For information regarding custodial services, tasks frequencies click here.

All custodial requests must be submitted on a work request.

Facilities Rentals

Host your next meeting, conference or event at Essex County College

Enjoy our accommodating facilities, beautiful setting, and convenient location. The college offers a range of facilities, equipment, and support services all provided at reasonable rates.

Essex County College has a broad spectrum of facilities to accommodate the needs of businesses, organizations, and individuals. Among the College’s more outstanding features are our 434-seat Mary Burch Theater, a large and comprehensive Physical Education Building, and the 367-seater J. Harry Smith Lecture Hall. Our facilities can host large and small groups in a variety of settings.

Essex County College is located in the heart of University Heights in Newark New Jersey and is situated on a beautiful 21-acre site that provides spectacular panoramic views of downtown Newark and New York City. The college is easily accessible from state highways 21, 280, and 1&9 and a short commute from Newark International Airport. In addition, the college is a scheduled stop for NJ Transit, the local public transportation system. Take a virtual tour now and view our facility.

Work Order Request

To create a work request please click the link below and follow the directions.

The following information must be included with your request:

  • Requestor name, Essex email address, phone number, and location of where the job is to take place.
  • Description of services requested; include as much detail as possible

Please Note:

  • All work orders related to Facilities Maintenance are not requested via the custodial services work order link. Please contact the Facilities department at (973) 877-3141 for repairs, HVAC, leaks, power outages, etc.
  • Work order requests are not for EMERGENCIESWork orders are requested during normal hours of Operations for Custodians to perform during daily operations.  Requests submitted should be for Non-Emergency Custodial Services Only.
  • EMERGENCIESEmergencies are situations described as causing threats to life or property such as leaks, power outages, unusual odors, no heat, broken elevators, etc.  When you experience these problems, call (973) 877-3312 (Public Safety), (973) 877-3141 (Facilities), and/or (973) 877-4446/3427 (Custodial Services).  Specific departments should be called according to the situation.
Hours of Operations

7:00am to 3:30pm (Day Shift)

3:30pm to 12:00am (Night Shift)

Office Hours

9:00am to 5:00pm

Monday – Friday

Phone: (973) 877-4446

[email protected]

Office Evening Hours

3:00pm to 11:00pm

Monday – Friday

Phone: (973) 877-3427/3425

Facilities Information


Schedule your next workshop, training session, seminar, or presentation in one of ECC’s many SMART classrooms or lecture halls. Theatre-style lecture halls provide an outstanding venue for presentations and lectures. Computer labs feature Windows platform computers equipped with the latest software (business, graphics, networking, etc).


Classrooms: 20 to 35 people

Lecture Halls: 290 to 367 people

Multipurpose Rooms: 90 to150


Hold a performance or special event at one of our unique venues. Concerts, graduations, lectures, dance shows, information fairs, theatrical productions, and receptions are some of the many events that have been held in these special performance venues.

Mary Burch Theater

The Mary Burch Theater is a multiuse venue that includes lighting and sound technicians, as well as two dressing rooms. The Greenroom area is conveniently located adjacent to the theater to provide refreshments.

Physical Education Building

Our Gymnasium also includes locker rooms and adjacent classroom space. There is also a dance studio located on the lower level.

Lecture Halls

The J. Harry Smith and Siegler Halls are ideal for conferences, small graduations, and workshops. The venue includes a stage, screen, and podium.


Media Equipment

For Special Events, Essex County College can provide public address systems, projectors and screens. Classrooms and lecture halls are also equipped with data ports. Media equipment also includes podiums with traditional and wireless microphones.


Tom Barone, Dining Partnership Group
Phone: 973-727-7810
Email: [email protected]

Nisha Adena, MPH

Auxiliary Services Manager
Zachary Yamba Building, Room 3297
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973.877.3508
Email: [email protected]