Work Orders

Submit a Request

To help us respond to your issues we divide your service requests into two categories, Work Order requests and Requisitions for Non-Maintenance Expenditure (RFNME). If you are not sure which category your issue falls into, please call the Work Order desk for clarification or see the examples below.


These are repairs to keep Lakehead facilities and services in proper working condition. Please report any issues or concerns to the Physical Plant by Submitting a Request

  • Electrical outlet or lights not working
  • Broken window
  • Sweeping, mopping, spills
  • Shoveling, garbage clean-up around campus
  • Leaking taps or toilet not working

To submit a maintenance request please click the following link, Submit a Request


A RFNME is required for upgrades and additions to university buildings, grounds, equipment and furniture. The RFNME is generated because of the client's desire for improvements or changes. These requests are considered billable and require the completion of a Requisitions for Non-Maintenance Expenditure form, complete with budget code and appropriate signatures. Minor projects include departmental requests for changes to buildings, space or the campus grounds. Examples include adding or modifying electrical outlets, plumbing, built-in cabinetry, lighting changes, remodeling classrooms, offices or labs, removing or adding walls, installing specialized equipment, or landscaping improvements such as benches/gardens. 

  • Additional electrical outlets or lights
  • Renovation or alteration of space
  • Installation of whiteboards/bulletin boards, shelving
  • Banner hanging
  • Connection of Research equipment to building systems

To request a RFNME please click the below link, 

RFNME Pre-Estimate Approval

*Please note that only this form will be accepted.  


For emergencies please call the Work Order Desk at, 343-8010, 8273 or send an email to,