Campus Thrift

Campus Thrift is UM’s annual spring event to collect unwanted items from students leaving the residence halls and offer still-usable items back to the campus community at a discounted rate.This event is hosted by UM's Office of Sustainability and UM Housing with proceeds from this event supporting UM’s Sustainability and Recycling Programs. Items not sold in the sale are donated to local thrift stores and nonprofit organizations. 

The 2024 Campus Thrift Sale will take place at UM’s Schreiber Gym from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Donated items will be collected May 9, May 10, and the morning of May 11 at designated sites outside of university dorms.

Volunteers from the campus community are needed to help collect items at one of three collection areas on campus, as well as help set up and work the campus thrift event. If you have a knack for thrifting and can help with this event, sign up for any open shifts on the following form. 

Volunteer with Us! 

COLLECTION will take place Thursday May 9, Friday May 10 (12:00 to 5:00), and the morning of Saturday May 11 (9:00 to 12:00). 
Volunteers should expect to meet at 1 of the 3 designated collection areas where items will be collected from students who have items to donate. We hope that our volunteers can accept most any item that is in reasonably good condition and can expect to be sold at our Campus Thrift Sale. Volunteers will be provided with a variety of boxes and can do some sorting of items on site. Volunteers must enforce our event policy to prevent the drop off of unusable items such as mattresses or furniture that cannot be easily moved or sold at the Campus Thrift Sale. 

SETUP will take place Monday May 13 and Tuesday May 14 from 9:00 to 5:00. 
Volunteers should expect to help us unload materials into Schreiber Gym on Monday morning and help sort the variety of items that have been donated to the event. Between Monday and Tuesday, we will transform the Schreiber Gym into a temporary sales floor for the sale on Wednesday. At this time, we will categorize items and apply prices to individual and groups of items. 

SALE will take place Wednesday, May 15 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  
Campus Thrift volunteers will be present to assist with crowd control, maintaining physical distancing, assisting customers who have questions, setting prices on miscellaneous items, working the cash register, general cleaning and upkeep, and helping to close the sale and load leftover materials for non-profit organizations after the sale has concluded.  

Collection sites for on-campus students include Jesse Hall, between Craig & Duniway Hall, and other dorm locations tbd. 

The SALE will take place in the Schreiber Gym, the building to the south of the library along Campus Drive. 

We will NOT be accepting mattresses, couches, other large/heavy pieces of furniture, or hazardous materials. If you want to volunteer (click the link above) and direct any questions to us at

Video: Campus Thrift Timelapse