The University is not able to offer storage for students' personal belongings during the academic year or during the summer. All personal belongings need to be removed when a student checks-out of housing. If a student has items that he or she no longer wants to take home, the student may donate the item - the University is pleased to partner with the United Way for the Trash To Treasure program which recycles unwanted items.
Another option that a student can consider is summer storage. Penn State has contracted with Storage Squad, who provides a summer storage option. Storage Squad's service provides packing materials, pickup, storage, and delivery (including a door-to-door option) of belongings. The student is responsible for the contract with Storage Squad.
The Storage Squad relationship benefits students and the University. The Association of Residence Hall Students (ARHS) receives financial support from this relationship with Storage Squad. Annual financial support helps ARHS provide events and student services within the residence halls. PSU students and families can select storage options other than Storage Squad. Please direct questions about the University's relationship with Storage Squad to the University Housing Office at (814) 865-7543.
If a student lives on campus during Summer Session II, Housing will provide an opportunity for the student to store personal belongings in their fall room assignment. Learn more about the summer-to-fall storage process.