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UT Warehousing serves university departments by processing and redistributing surplus, obsolete, outmoded, and otherwise unneeded property.

Surplus Property

Surplus Property is the area of Warehousing responsible for the receipt, transfer, and disposal of university surplus property. This service allows the university to recoup some return for the initial purchase of these items by:

  1. Surplus property is redistributed though departmental transfers for use in University departments.
  2. Public online auctions.
  3. Transfers outside the university which allow eligible nonprofit agencies, state and local governments, and other organizations to obtain available surplus assets for their needs.


The mission of the University of Tennessee Warehousing Department is to lawfully dispose of surplus moveable equipment and/or supplies declared by university departments to be excess, obsolete, outmoded, or unusable; to provide a service allowing transfers to other university departments, state agencies, eligible political subdivisions of the state or other local government entities such as public school systems, nonprofit volunteer fire, police, and rescue organizations, and eligible nonprofit corporations whose activities are related to health, education, and/or the public welfare.