Furniture Re-Use

Due to lack of volunteers, we were not able to continue the furniture drive in 2019. We are currently working with the Office of Sustainability and Lakeside and Lawrence to develop a new system for furniture re-use and distribution.

2018 GSG Furniture Drive

The annual GSG Furniture Drive takes place each year in June immediately following Commencement.The GSG Furniture Drive helps to recycle used furniture and other goods within the graduate student community at Princeton. It also provides an opportunity for members of the Princeton University community to help local charities by donating gently-used furniture, clothing, and other household items from graduating undergraduates.

Please note: unfortunately, the GSG cannot provide transportation to bring donated items to the drop-off sites, nor are we able to assist in the transportation of items from the furniture drive to an apartment or dormitory.

This annual event is organized by the GSG but relies on graduate student volunteers and a paid graduate student coordinator. Volunteers work a one-hour shift (at a minimum) manning tents and helping visitors drop off or pick up items. No heavy lifting necessary. This is a great opportunity to help recycle furniture and clothing donated by graduating seniors. Also, as a volunteer, you get first dibs on items! If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact the GSG at