The Surplus department collects, stores, and offers for sale to the public all surplus University property. Public surplus sale are held regularly, in addition to online listings and auctions.

All property purchased with any funds administered by the University is owned by the University and must be disposed of according to University policy. All surplus property must be evaluated by Surplus in order to maximize the return or benefit to the University before any donations or private sales will be considered.

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Surplus Sale

  • Surplus Sales are generally held the last Friday of each month if there are sufficient items. Up to date information on upcoming Surplus Sales can be found on the UVU Surplus Facebook page.
  • Cash, local checks, and major credit cards accepted.
  • Items may also be listed on Public Surplus.

Capital Equipment Information

  • Capital equipment is all equipment with an acquired value of over $5000.
  • Capital equipment is usually tagged with a UVU inventory sticker.
  • When disposing of capital equipment, departments must fill out the Capital Equipment Transfer Form.
  • When transferring capital equipment to another department, please fill out the Capital Equipment Transfer Form.

Trade-in University-owned Equipment

  • Before completing a procurement that includes a trade-in of equipment the University owns, departments must work with Procurement and Surplus to ensure that the trade-in value is appropriate.
  • Please email trade-in information to and the appropriate Buyer for review.

Surplus Percentages

  • Proceeds from property sold through Surplus will be shared with the disposing department according to the schedule below. Amounts listed indicate the selling price of individual items.
  • Start Amount End Amount Percentage allocated to dept
    $500.00 $4999.99 70%
    $5,000.00 $9,999.99 80%
    $10,000.00 No limit 90%
  • Property sold through an online auction site will have the online auction site fees subtracted before reimbursement is calculated. 
  • Transaction fees charged to Surplus for the sale of any item will be subtracted before reimbursement is calculated.
  • Proceeds from the sale of scrap and shop residue is not shared with departments. 

Contact Information

Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday thru Friday

Location: Auxiliary Services Building
Address: 1545 W. Business Park Dr.
Orem, UT 84058
Mail Stop: 198

Phone: (801) 863-7284

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