Office of Sustainability

Treasure Chest

The Treasure Chest helps promote reuse and eliminate waste.

The Treasure Chest was created in October 2019 to tackle the problem of waste generated during move-in and move-out. The Treasure Chest is Southwestern’s first permanent, student-run free store.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Treasure Chest is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm. The pantry is closed on weekends and on University holidays (not including Fall or Spring Break). 

  • The Treasure Chest is located in Joe S. Mundy Hall 125.

  • The Treasure Chest is open to any currently, enrolled students. Students may walk in to use the free store during hours of operation and choose items to take.

  • We accept the following donations:

    • Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories - gently used, clean, and free of holes/tears
    • Homegoods and Appliances - no broken and in working condition

    Donations should be left in the designated donation bins in Joe S. Mundy Hall 125 during hours of operation.