The SJU Grounds Department consists of the Supervisor of Grounds and Landscape (Chris Pflueger); grounds supervisor (Gary Pflueger); Landcaper, Gardener & Designer (Matthew Lehrer); and mechanic/grounds maintenance worker (Lloyd Juel). Aided by an energetic and dedicated crew of student employees, the grounds department maintains 118 acres of lawns and playing fields; 16 ¾ acres of parking lots; 6 ½ miles of sidewalks; 7 miles of roadways; and, in the winter time, hand shovels nearly an acre of stairs, ramps, and loading docks.
The grounds crew takes justifiable pride in the appearance of the campus. Johnnies don't drive or park on the grass.
Association with the Abbey's logging operation allows grounds personnel to be assigned to logging if snow removal is not required in the winter time and vise versa - logging personnel can be brought over to assist in a snow emergency.