Griff Gives


Emerson currently sends nearly 80 percent of our waste to the trash stream. To increase our waste diversion rate, Campus Services partners annually with departments across campus and with external organizations to divert as much end-of-semester waste as possible from the trash and give donations a new life. The items collected from our sustainable move out program, also known as Griff Gives, will be donated to external organizations such as Grad Bag, More than Words, Goodwill, and our own Student Success Pantry. 

Collection Locations

  • Piano Row: main lobby 
  • 2 Boylston Place: main lobby 
  • Colonial: 5th floor lounge and 8th floor lounge
  • Little Building: storage space past the mail room on the right (open 8am – 8pm)
  • Paramount: 6th floor lounge

Donations will be accepted in all collection locations April 25 – May 3. From May 4 – May 12, donations will be accepted in the Little Building only.

Accepted Items

  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Unopened nonperishable food
  • Housewares
  • Mattress toppers — only in LB

Items NOT Accepted 

  • Open food containers
  • Wet towels and dirty linens
  • Anything that cannot be donated (broken items, trash, torn linens, etc. — if you wouldn’t give it to a friend, please do not donate it!) 
  • Underwear and socks

Minifridges and microwaves will be collected using donation stickers, which residents can obtain from their building’s tap desk. Donated fridges will be collected by facilities after students move out and brought to Griff’s House.