Campus Utilities & Operations (CUO) provides continuous, reliable operations of building systems and the campus utilities infrastructure for the University of Washington. CUO maintains and operates critical building systems including fire/life safety systems, elevator systems, building environmental systems and controls, and central clock systems. The department also provides emergency facilities response service to the Seattle campus community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Campus Utilities produces steam, emergency electrical power, chilled water and compressed air for the Seattle campus.