Green Move-Out

Green Move-Out, a major university initiative, makes the residence hall move-out process more environmentally- and community-friendly through a multifaceted donation drive. During move-out, students drop items such as bedding and linens, cleaning supplies, food, clothing, and books in boxes in residence halls labeled with a Green Move-Out sticker. These items are then bagged and donated to local charity partners. This initiative is only made possible through the support of an unprecedented partnership of students, staff, faculty, and sponsors. 

Foggy Bottom: Collection bins will be available in the lobby of each residence hall from Friday, May 1-Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Bins will not be available in Greek Townhouse Row or 4-6 person townhouses due to space limitations.

Mount Vernon Campus: Due to space limitations, bins will not be placed in Clark, Cole, Hensley, or Merriweather Halls. Bins will be located on the main floors of West Hall and Somers Hall.

What We’re Collecting

Clothing, Bedding, Linens, and Household Goods

  • Donation boxes for clothes, shoes, bedding, linens, and kitchenware are provided in all residence halls.

Cleaning Supplies

  • Donation boxes for all types of laundry and cleaning supplies are provided in all residence halls.

Nonperishable Food

  • Donation boxes for unopened, nonperishable food are provided in all residence halls.

Books and Media

  • Donation boxes for books, DVDs, Video games, and CDs are provided in all residence halls.

What We Are Not Collecting

  • Furniture
  • Opened or perishable food
  • Large electronics and Televisions

Charity Partners


Please contact Kris Ferguson at

Interested in Volunteering?

Students who volunteer for 3 or more shifts, with at least one shift after May 14th, will get extended stay through Monday May 19th at noon.

Please visit the Green Move-Out Volunteer webpage for more information on volunteer opportunities.