Recycle and Donation Options for Move-Out

From the Office of Sustainability

Students are encouraged to donate or recycle unwanted books, furniture, clothing, and other materials when they move out this spring. Below is a description of all donation and reuse stations that make it easy for students to divert waste from the landfill.

  • Deacs Donate: Small items can be placed in blue Goodwill donation boxes in the lobby of every residence hall. Bulky items (futons, shelving units, bookshelves, rugs, etc.) can be taken out in front of each residence hall and placed next to the Deacs Donate signs.

  • Better World Books: Unwanted books can be donated to Better World Books which collects and resells these books to fund literacy initiatives at home and abroad.

  • Paper Recycling: Each student will receive a blue bag to fill with loose-leaf notes, class handouts, miscellaneous paper, and small pieces of cardboard. Full bags are to be placed next to the blue paper recycling signs outside of the residence halls.

These move out waste reduction initiatives are sponsored by Residence Life & Housing, Goodwill, Facilities & Campus Services, and the Office of Sustainability. For a complete list of donation and recycling options, visit the Office of Sustainability’s website.


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If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the most important ways parents and families can help their students in college is by encouraging them to solve their own problems. Please bookmark or print out this Stop, Drop, and Roll flyer so you have it when your student contacts you with a problem.  Also, the flyer lists contact information for urgent and serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.