Reminder: Campus community invited to adopt used dorm furniture

With four student residence halls soon to get new furniture, members of the campus community are getting a special invitation to claim the used furniture being replaced. The free items will be available for do-it-yourself pickup on a first-come, first-served basis between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday (July 30 and 31). Glenn Gray, director of Residence Life, describes the 240 desks, 240 dressers and 240 bed frames at the Lenfestey and Walter residence halls as being in “fair” shape. “It’s oak furniture… bedframes which can be bunked, desks with lighted hutches, and dressers… not new, by any means, but certainly in working condition,” Gray says. He describes the July 30 and 31 weekend as a recycling project in line with the University’s “green” mission and saving on possible disposal costs. The 25-year-old furniture up for adoption is not University property, but belongs instead to University Village Housing, Inc., the local non-profit corporation that has built and furnished new residence halls at UW-Green Bay since the mid-1980s. Officers of the UVHI board endorsed the free “clearance” offer to students, staff and faculty after first posting the surplus furniture for re-sale and finding no market, and offering items free to local charities.

Hold Harmless’ form attached

Completion of a “Hold Harmless Agreement” will be required for admission to the residence halls. Copies of the form are available for all faculty, staff and students – Hold Harmless Agreement (pdf). Residence Life, on behalf of UVHI, will ask those who participate to print and complete the PDF and bring it along on moving day. There will be no pre-orders or “pre-shopping.”

Questions? Visit the web, first
Those with questions about the furniture reuse and adoption program are asked to visit the link at the end of this paragraph; any additional questions may then be directed to the Office of Residence Life at 465-2040 or Full details, along with photos of sample items, are available at the news post: click here.


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