Project Move Out 2018

Project Move Out 2018 is approaching quickly. May 4th - May 8th, 2018 students can donate items such as food, clothing, electronics, books, furniture, and luggage to families and organizations in need when they are moving out of the residence halls. Project Move Out is a collaborative effort between the Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership Development, University Residences, and the Office of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability. Each year for the last 17 years, Project Move Out has distributed students’ donated items to organizations in the Greater Lafayette Area. Donated items include electronics, furniture, shoes, food, clothing, winter coats, and luggage. 

Project Move Out Results: 2017

Boiler Volunteer Network successfully completed the 17th annual Project Move Out which allowed students to donate items such as food, clothing, electronics, books, furniture, and luggage to families and organizations in need when they moved out of the residence halls at the end of the spring semester.

Project Move Out benefits local community members and is an annual effort to divert items from landfill disposal. Both staff and students come out for this event to unload and sort the donated items.

This most recent Project Move Out resulted in the largest amount of waste redirected from the dorms. A little over 72,000 pounds of waste was diverted in Project Move Out 2017. This was close to the 2016 number of 71,000 pounds of waste diverted, and was a huge leap from 2015 where we diverted 48,299 pounds of waste, 40,456 pounds in 2014, and 46,829 pounds in 2013.