University to auction surplus residence hall furniture,
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
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