As you may have noticed, the Rec was closed last week for our annual shutdown week. What is shutdown week, you ask? Every year we close down the Rec the first week after the spring semester is over, to give our Rec a nice, deep cleaning….think of it as a spa week for the rec, if you will. At some point in the year, every facility like ours goes through this process, the most convenient time of the year for us, just happens to be this past week. It’s funny because I think my first official blog for the Rec was about last year’s shutdown week. Literally, my FIRST one. If you want to check out that instance of some fine reporting, click here. I was such a baby blogger!
I am happy to say that we have finished another successful shutdown week! We all generally tackle shutdown week by relying heavily on teamwork. Each morning, a professional staff member or two would take about six student staff members and Keith, our Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations, would assign them to a specific area in the Rec. We organized, cleaned and scrubbed every inch of the building. Seriously, slap an apron on us and give us a scrubber, and call us a bunch of Cinderellas. If you follow the Rec on Instagram, Facebook, or Vine, then you probably saw our progress throughout the week. If not, here are some images to show you what exactly we were doing:
Organizing and discarding old light bulbs!
Reorganizing and cleaning the back office to make room for our incoming GA’s
Kayla cleaning some bikes!
Michele’s team stopped for a photo op!
Putting equipment back after we cleaned the floors.
Yep, we even cleaned up there.
Hope you liked it!!!