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Surplus Success Stories

UVM Surplus "Success Stories"

We often wonder where some of our university surplus ends up. Share your story! Please email a photo and your story to or post it to our new facebook page.


Lecture Hall Seats Find New Home in Movie Theater

In the summer of 2007, UVM removed theater seating from a classroom in Williams Hall. The seats were picked up by the Playhouse Movie Theater in Randolph, Vermont- the oldest movie theater in the state!  This photo features the old seats in their new home.

Old Wardrobes Converted into Book Shelves!


This success story was sent to us by the Avalon Triumvirate Academy school in Fairfax, Vermont.  The school picked up dozens of old wooden wardrobes from the Residential Life Furniture Giveaway. They cut the depth down and used the material cut off for shelves, and the extenders on top were book shelves that were supposed to fit on the student desks.  Here are the "recycled" shelves in the school's library. 

If you have some prized items that you've picked up at one of our surplus sales, we'd love to hear about it, and see how you're using the item. Please email us a photo and your story to

Last modified June 19 2014 03:41 PM