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Between finals, saying goodbye to friends, and figuring out summer plans, packing might not be the first thing on your priority list. At Tufts, Move Out is designed to simplify the process and make it easy for you to reduce your waste. Move Out Stations will be available across campus so you can store, ship, donate, and recycle your waste instead of sending it all to the landfill.

 Get caught donating your things at a Move Out station near you for a chance to win prizes!

The 1, 2, 3's of Move Out

Move Out information Poster

Everything To Know About Move Out

Keep It, Store It, Ship It

Everything you brought into your room you must pack out to store, donate, recycle, or take with you. Get packing!

Plan to take your belongings home with you so that you can reuse them in the future, because reusing is cheaper than buying new in the fall and helps reduce your carbon footprint.

The UPS Store will be on campus to help you store and ship items. UPS will provide free boxes and tape. They also offer a range of services including packing and room pick-up for an extra fee, see their website for details and restrictions. If you are living on campus next year, your UPS boxes will be waiting for you in your room when you return in the fall!

The UPS Store will be available at the Move Out stations (find locations under the "Move Out Stations" tab) for storage and shipping drop-offs on the following days:

  • May 5th & 6th (12-4pm)
  • May 7th (CLOSED, Pick-Ups only. Schedule your pick-ups here.)
  • May 8th (12-5pm)
  • May 9th (11am-5pm)
  • May 10th (10am-6pm)
  • May 11th (9am-6pm)
  • May 12th (8am-2pm)
  • May 13th (CLOSED, Pick-Ups only. Schedule your pick-ups here.)
  • May 18th (11:30am-2:30pm)
  • May 20th (6-8pm)
  • May 21st (8am-1pm)
Take It Outside

Please DO NOT leave anything in the residence halls including your room, the common rooms, hallways, and lobbies. Fines will be imposed upon those who fail to comply.

Charges for anything left in the hallways or other common areas will be split between residents of the floor, suite, or building. You don't want to be the reason every person on your floor receives a fine!

Move Out Stations

At the following locations, from May 5th–21st, you can drop off donations, broken electronics, leftover food, and standard recycling & landfill/trash. Find more information under the "What You Can Bring to Move Out Stations" tab. 

Upper Campus Station: between Houston Hall and Carmichael 

  • May 5th through 7th (12-4pm)
  • May 8th (12-5pm)
  • May 9th (11am-5pm)
  • May 10th (10am-6pm)
  • May 11th (10am-8pm); carts available from 9am-3pm only!
  • May 12th (8am-2pm); carts available from 9am-3pm only!
  • May 14th through 18th (12-4pm)
  • May 19th (1-4pm)

Lower Campus Station: between Latin Way Apartments and Haskell Hall

  • May 5th through 7th (12-4pm)
  • May 8th (12-5pm)
  • May 9th (11am-5pm)
  • May 10th (10am-6pm)
  • May 11th (10am-8pm); carts available from 9am-3pm only!
  • May 12th (8am-2pm); carts available from 9am-3pm only!
  • May 14th through 18th (12-4pm)
  • May 19th (1-4pm)

Hillsides Station: parking lot below Hill Hall 

  • May 5th through 7th (12-4pm)
  • May 8th (12-5pm)
  • May 9th (11am-5pm)
  • May 10th (10am-6pm); carts available from 9am-3pm only!
  • May 11th (10am-8pm); carts available from 9am-3pm only!
  • May 12th (8am-2pm)
  • May 14th through 18th (12-4pm)

Aidekman Station: directly in front of Aidekman 

  • May 20th (6-8pm)
  • May 21st (8am-1pm)

View a custom Google Map with Move Out Station dates & times

Late Stays

If you are remaining on campus after May 14th, you can drop off at Upper Campus Station, Lower Campus Station, and Aidekman Station during the dates and times listed above within "Move Out Stations."

What You Can Bring to Move Out Stations

Donations:

  • Clothing
  • Books and School Supplies
  • Home Goods
  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Unopened Personal Care Products

These donations will be given to EASE, Project Soup, Book it Forward, and the Back-to-School Sale in the fall.

Recycling:

  • Plastic, glass, and metal
  •  Specialty Recycling:
  • Dining hall flatware
    • Bowls, plates, cups, mugs, silverware-to return to Tufts Dining

Compost:

  • Any perishable foods
    • Excludes dairy and meat products.
Live in Carpenter, Wilson, or Special Interest Houses?

If you are a resident of Carpenter House, Wilson House, or any Special Interest Housing, and cannot make it to a move-out station, you can leave donations in the designated areas in your building. Designated areas for donations will be marked with a sign.

Please note that you MAY NOT leave any trash (including broken items) or general recyclables in your building. Fines will be imposed upon those who fail to comply. Leave only donations including clothing, non-perishable food, and books. Donations will be picked up by move-out staff.

Commencement Announcements

We will have a special Move Out Station for graduating Seniors. Bring your sorted items (donations, recycling, compost, and boxes to ship and store with UPS) to the Aidekman Station:

  • May 20th (6-8pm)
  • May 21st (8am-1pm)

Did you know...

The University Bookstore offers high quality gowns made from 100% recycled material. To further reduce their carbon footprint, graduates will be able to drop off their gowns in Recycling Gown collection boxes located on campus on Commencement Sunday. Collection locations will be Sophia Gorden, Dowling Hall, the campus bookstore, and all of the moveout stations. 

Sustainable Travel This Summer

Find out how to travel more sustainably, after you move out this summer, on the Office of Sustainability Blog.