University to auction surplus residence hall furniture, other items

Shippensburg University will have an auction Dec. 18 for surplus items in residence halls scheduled to be demolished as part of construction of new living facilities on campus.

The auction by Shetter’s Auctioneering Services, LLC, a local auctioneer, is at 10 a.m. and begins in front of Reed Operations Center.

The auction is for items from McCune, Kieffer and Lackhove halls and Seavers Apartments. Items to be auctioned include about 420 rooms of residence hall furniture including single beds, dressers, desks and chairs. Also for sale will be furniture in the common areas including couches, loveseats, chairs and tables, as well as three Brunswick pool tables, a Wenger sound module system or sound proof booth, mailboxes and bathroom fixtures.

Once the main items are sold, the auctioneer may sell other items as requested by bidders.

Individuals interested in the auction must register in the auctioneer’s trailer on campus to obtain a bidding number. Buyers must remove their items by Dec. 21. Proceeds will go back to the university’s residence hall fund from which the furniture was originally bought.

As with any of sale of surplus university equipment, university employees and members of their immediate families are prohibited from bidding. Members of immediate family include a spouse and minor dependent children residing in the employee’s household.

If all of the furniture is not sold, the university has compiled a list of non-profit organizations and will contact them to determine if they may be willing to take donations of these items. To date, Christian Appalachian Project and the United Way of Franklin County have expressed interest in receiving donated items.

Pictures of the items are available at online at