Resident Checkout Program

When moving on campus, residents gain access to a free library of over 3000 suggested essentials valued at $20,000, available for check out through the academic year in the residence halls. Resident Checkout Program is comprised of the short and long term check out items. Before buying for your residence hall, check out what is already available to you for free!

Benefits:

  • By keeping items in use longer, we can make living on-campus more accessible and affordable.
  • By reducing product and packaging waste, we can work to reduce our solid waste footprint within the residence halls.
  • Fosters community engagement and comradery.

Each Residence Hall has their own set of inventories available for 24 hours check out to enhance your on-campus experience available at the front desks. 

Checkout Process 

  1. Bring your Western ID Card to your Residence Hall’s front desk during posted business hours 
  2. Check out for 24 hours
  3. Cleaned returns are accepted during desk hours 

Categories of inventory: 

  • Pots & Pans 
  • Cooking Utensils 
  • Electonics 
  • Table Games 
  • Brooms 
  • Hand Carts 
  • Irons 
  • Baking Supplies 
  • Board Games 
  • Sports 
  • Movies 
  • Vacuums 
  • Heaters 
  • Tools 

For a full list of items available by community, look here: BITS Inventory

This inventory listed is current as of the start of the quarter and will be updated on that frequency. Please see your desk to confirm specific item’s availability

Popular room essentials are available for long-term checkout through the Residence Hall Reuse Program via donations from residents during move out. Items are available to residents quarterly or for the academic year. Residents can reserve items at any time for the remainder of the academic year. 

  • Minifridges 
  • Small Appliances 
  • Twin XL Sheets 
  • Twin XL Comforters 
  • Storage Solutions 
  • Technology 
  • Microwaves 
  • Kitchen Utensils 
  • Pots & Pans 
  • Mattress Covers and Pads 
  • Lighting
  • Rugs & Towels 
  • Shower Caddies 
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Hampers 
  • Mirrors 
  • Pillows 
  • And More! 

This inventory listed is current as of the start of the quarter and will be updated on that frequency. Please contact Housing.Sustainability@wwu.edu to confirm a specific item’s availability.

Checkout Process 

  1. View our Available Inventory and then complete a reservation form here where the scrolling columns are indicative of specific item codes Note: If you need more information on a specific item (ie. picture, dimensions, etc.) please email Housing.Sustainability@wwu.edu 
  2. Return the Residence Hall Reuse Program Liability waiver found in your confirmation email sent 24-48 hours after your reservation has been processed. 
  3. Check your email to schedule a pick-up appointment that corresponds with your schedule. 
  4. If at any time you no longer need to rent items, email Housing.Sustainability@wwu.edu as soon as possible to allow other students time to reserve and prepare. 
  5. Pick up your items in Edens North first during your scheduled appointment. 

Please note: Students are responsible for all transportation of rented items to their Residence Hall from Edens North.

Return Process

  1. Whenever you are done using your items and would like to return them, set up a return appointment with us HERE.

  1. Check which items you reserved by looking at your liability waiver. If you can't find it, feel free to email us and we'll let you know what you reserved. 

  1. Clean your items (especially the fridge and freezer space if you rented a minifridge) 

  1. Return your items during your appointment to the first floor of Edens North 

Moving off-campus and don't want to take your items with you? Have some extra items after move in that you realized you don’t need? Donate them to our program! We accept... 

  • Minifridges
  • Small Appliances  
  • Twin XL Sheets  
  • Twin XL Comforters  
  • Storage Solutions  
  • Technology  
  • Microwaves  
  • Kitchen Utensils  
  • Pots & Pans  
  • Mattress Covers and Pads  
  • Lighting 
  • Rugs & Towels  
  • Shower Caddies  
  • Cleaning Supplies 
  • Laundry Hampers  
  • Mirrors  
  • Pillows  

 

 

 

 

Set up a donation appointment with us HERE anytime during the year. Or, if you want to donate items when you move out, give them to our Recovery Drive Campaign! Just drop off your items in the blue donation barrels located in your residence hall lounge from Spring Prep Week through Finals Week. Email us if you have any questions!  

Questions?

If you have any questions, email us at Housing.Sustainability@wwu.edu and follow our Instagram @wwuresreuse.