Frequently Asked Questions


Why am I no longer able to post items on the redistribution website?

Please refer to below policies for the disposal of university property. Effective, October 5, 2020, the redistribution of campus surplus is coordinated by University Facilities Management. If you have an item that needs removed from your building, please enter a ReADY Work Request.

  • 5-12.3 Administrative policy regarding the acquisition, inventory control, and sales or other disposal of university policy

  • 5-12.301 Operational policy regarding disposal of university policy

How do I claim an item?

In order to claim an item just click the claim button upon viewing the listing. This will send notification to Campus Surplus that the item has been claimed.

How to I request an item to be delivered to me?

After claiming an item on the surplus website please put in a work request for delivery of the item. It is also important to indicate the “S” number in the work order description to let the delivery team know the exact item you are requesting.

Can I unclaim an item if I decide I no longer need it?

Yes, an item can be unclaimed if it has not been delivered and is no longer needed. In order to do this log onto the surplus website and click the unclaim button. This will make the item available for others to claim. Additionally, please email to let them know you no longer want the item(s). If a work order was created, it will then be canceled by Campus Surplus.

Can I claim part of a listing?

Yes, if items are listed as a lot, part of the lot can be claimed. Select the claim button and in the notes please indicate what part or how many of an item you want. The remaining items will be reposted.

Can I view an item before I claim it?

Yes, if you would like to physically view an item, send an email of KSUSurplus@kent.edu to schedule a time to view the item(s) at the Administrative Services Building.