The University has partnered with Storage Squad to provide a storage and shipping solution for our students. All personal belongings need to be removed when a student checks-out of housing. The University is not able to offer storage for students' personal belongings during the academic year or during the summer. Students may choose Storage Squad to store and/or ship their items over the summer or while studying aboard. They accept reservations online and offer packing supplies (e.g. boxes and tape), pickup, and delivery storage services to on and off campus locations as well as domestic shipping via UPS ground. See a quick 30 second video explaining their service here.
SUMMER AND STUDY ABROAD STORAGE PRICING
Stored items are priced individually based on size per storage term (i.e. summer, semester, or 4 month term). You can visit https://www.storagesquad.com/storage-estimate/ to use their price estimating tool.
EARLY DELIVERY TO RESIDENCE HALLS
The contract with Storage Squad includes an early delivery escort service at the start of the fall semester for students living on campus - this is known as a Pre-Arrival Delivery. Campus officials escort Storage Squad crew members into the residence halls to deliver stored items so they are waiting for students when they arrive. Other storage companies are not permitted to deliver items early.
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.
TRASH TO TREASURE
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. It’s for a good cause: Trash to Treasure makes it easy for students to help the local community, and all proceeds go to the Centre County United Way and its partner organizations. It’s good for the environment: It reduces the amount of waste the University puts into the landfill. It’s good for the community: The program gives residents of the Centre County community and beyond the opportunity to purchase usable items at a very low cost. The Trash to Treasure program significantly impacts our community. Annually, this event: Averages 60 tons of donated items. Saves Penn State more than $14,000 in labor and equipment costs. Brings in more than 500 volunteers.