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Lounge Set-Up & Categories

Spring 2021 Move-out:

Due to current health and safety risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our collection process during the Spring 2021 move-out period is limited. The following residence halls will have moveout donation sites: Willets (Mephistos), Danawell (Main Lounge), PPR  Apartments (LL Lounge) Mertz (1st Fl Lounge), Wharton (CD Lounge) , Parrish (4th Fl Lounge), Pittenger (Front Lounge), Palmer (Front Lounge), David Kemp (2nd Fl Lounge), Alice Paul (1st Fl Lounge) . Each lounge will have designated areas and signage to indicate different categories of donated items.

Note that the categories of items that we can accept this semester is different - please see the the updated 'What to Donate' page for information on what we're accepting.

The information below details our normal collection process, which is inactive during Spring 2021. 

Each lounge will be separated into several sections. Signs will be posted to direct students where to place which items.  Please see below to learn about the six categories.

Clothing, Shoes, Sheets
  • End Location: off-campus communities via GreenDrop.
  • Description: These items cannot be taken by Worthmore (largely due to the quantity of donations), but will be taken by GreenDrop to be distributed to several charities. Please place items in one of the large cardboard boxes provided.
  • Do Not Include: Foam mattresses.
School Supplies, Decorations,  Dorm Items
  • End Location: Worthmore.
  • Description:  Please place items within the donation areas demarcated with blue tape.
  • Do Not Include: Broken items, items intended for single-use, overly dirty items.
Lamps, Fans, Mirrors, Hampers, Hangers,  Mini-Fridges 
  • End Location: Worthmore.
  • Description:  Please place items within the donation area demarcated with blue tape.
  • Do Not Include: Broken electronics, broken mirrors, or FRIDGES WITH ANY FOOD OR LIQUID.
Swat Course Textbooks
  • End Location: Underhill.
  • Description: These books will be donated to the Swarthmore Libraries and offered to future students. Please place books in the crate provided. It is extremely helpful if you also label the book with its associated course.
  • Do Not Include: Personal class notes.
Non-Course Books
  • End Location: Worthmore.
  • Description: Non-course books can be taken here to available through Worthmore.
  • Do Not Include: Printed PDFs, personal documents.
Non-Perishable, Unopened Food
  • End Location: off-campus communities via GreenDrop
  • Description: Worthmore will no longer carry food items due to pests. Non-perishable food will be collected during move-out, however, and every attempt will be made to ensure that food donations are eaten by someone!
  • Do Not Include: Perishable food, opened food.