The Office of Sustainability maintains processes and systems to help the university and individual departments manage their equipment and capital assets in compliance with the university's internal and external control requirements. The office also works with the university community to promote the reuse and disposition of university surplus property.

3 rolls of asset tags: green, yellow and red. They have barcode serial numbers; the yellow one also has the words UMass Lowell.

Examples of Asset Tags.

Asset Management

To ensure the accuracy of the equipment inventory system, the Asset Management team conducts yearly physical inventory audits. The success of the operation of the system requires coordination among the representatives of the Property and Asset Management team, Information Technology Services, Purchasing and Strategic Contracting, the Office of Research Administration, the University Controller's Office, and the various other administrative and academic departments.

For all property & asset management questions, please reach out by email to:

Surplus Program

The Surplus Program at UMass Lowell seeks to evaluate equipment deemed obsolete from across the university to either repurpose it elsewhere on campus, within the local community, or list it for public auction. The goal of the Surplus Program is to have standard landfill as the last resort for disposal for university equipment, furnishings and assets. The Surplus Program has proven to be a valuable resource that has resulted in significant landfill diversion, while items from campus have added value to local community organizations and individual buyers, all while avoiding costly removal and disposal of the items.

GovDeals is the online marketplace UMass Lowell uses which provides services to government, educational, and related entities for the sale of surplus assets to the public.

For all surplus management questions, please reach out by email to:

Community Day

Each semester, UMass Lowell Office of Sustainability partners with Facilities Project Management to host a free event open to the public and campus community to claim university furniture and furnishing pieces for personal use.