Interested in a door knob, mailbox or room-number plate from recently decommissioned Walker and Dunn-Barton residence halls? Alumni and friends who wish to have a piece of Walker or Dunn-Barton memorabilia may click on mementos to view the available items. Proceeds from the mementos sale will benefit the University Housing Services Student Employee Scholarship fund. A portion, or all, of the purchase price is tax deductible depending on the item.
University Housing Services made the decision to recycle as many items as possible from the residence halls. “We want to keep things out of the landfill, and we do our best to look for agencies in need,” said Maureen Blair, director of Housing Services. Toward those goals, University Housing Services donated 2,200 mattresses, 800 desk chairs, 200 dressers, 900 bunk-bed frames and 700 desks to non-profit agencies this summer.
The purchase of mementos is another way to keep things out of already crowded landfills as well as accommodate alumni and friends who have asked to have a piece of the nearly 60-year-old residence halls before they are torn down to make way for the new Student Fitness and Kinesiology Recreation Center.
Many alumni and friends have asked to purchase bricks from the decommissioned residence halls. Unfortunately, the University was not able to salvage them for sale although they are working with the contractors to salvage a few to use in the new building as a way of paying homage to Walker and Dunn-Barton halls.
To reserve a memento, download and print the mementos order form on the mementos Web site.