Surplus Property

Open House

The address of the Surplus Property storage facility is 417-W. Mill Street. The building is located downtown, just west of Brick City.

Open House viewing of available surplus for the faculty and staff will be held every month, on the third Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Surplus equipment can be used back on campus for University use only. If a department identifies item(s) they can use back on campus, they will be required to complete a request form. Property Control will then transport the item(s) back to campus.

Full details of this policy can be found at the Surplus Usage Policy page.

2025 Open House Dates

  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • January 21st
  • February 18th
  • March 18th
  • April 15th
  • May 20th
  • June 17th

August Open House

In August, faculty and staff can view surplus the 6th, 13th and 20th from 1 to 3 p.m.

Surplus Auction

Surplus property is sold on the GovDeals website.

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Wheeled assets are, as a rule, sold on the Purple Wave Auction website.

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Campus community surplus property procedures

According to the university's Surplus Equipment Policy, surplus equipment and supplies can be used back on campus for university use only. Faculty and staff can view surplus property on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Individuals may transport items back to campus on their own or larger items can be transported by Property Control staff. University personnel will be required to complete a surplus equipment return form.

Computer equipment will only be released to Computer Coordinators, Computer Services or CNAS Electronic Support. The reason for this restriction is that most computers have already had components removed by the preceding university departments/personnel and the units are generally not in good working order.

A list of items stored in surplus is not maintained. Please do not call Property Control asking if there are specific items at the warehouse. Examples of available property are: various media items, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, office chairs, student chairs, metal and wood desks, tables, file cabinets and vehicles.

Departments that select equipment to be returned to campus, and then send the equipment back to surplus within ninety (90) days, will be charged fifty dollars ($50) though budget transfer to Property Control.

More information

Contact: Property Control.

Paul Ziegler, Coordinator, Property Control
Phone: 417-836-5103

Tyler Gilbert, Property Control Specialist
Phone: 417-836-7633

Property control and central receiving resources