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Storage Options

Students need to remove all personal items from University Housing when a student checks-out. The University is not able to offer storage for students' personal belongings during the academic year or summer. The University has partnered with Storage Squad to provide a storage and shipping solution for students. 

Students may choose Storage Squad to store and/or ship items during the summer or while on study abroad. Storage Squad accepts reservations online and offers packing supplies (boxes and tape), pick-up, and delivery storage services to both on- and off-campus housing, as well as domestic shipping via UPS Ground Service. Learn more about services offered through this 30-second video

The Storage Squad relationship benefits students and the University. The Association of Residence Hall Students (ARHS) receives annual financial support from this relationship, which supports ARHS provide events and student services to students within the residence halls. Students are not obligated to select Storage Squad as their storage solution and may utilize other companies. Questions regarding the Storage Squad relationship can contact the University Housing Office at 814-865-7543.

Summer and Study Abroad Storage Pricing

Stored items are priced individually, based on size per storage terms (for example, summer, semester, or a 4-month term). Storage Squad offers a price estimating tool at 

Fall Semester Early Delivery

Students who live on campus and have a contract with Storage Squad can utilize the "Pre-Arrival Delivery" option. This is an early-delivery option, where Storage Squad is escorted by University staff into the residence halls, and will deliver items to students' rooms prior to the beginning of fall semester. Other storage companies are not permitted to deliver items to University Housing before fall semester starts or without the student available as an escort.

Summer-to-Fall Storage

Students who live on campus during Summer Session II may have the opportunity to store items in their fall semester room assignment at the end of Summer Session. Learn more about summer-to-fall storage process.

Trash To Treasure

Please note, the Trast To Treasure program is currently on hold, due to the COVID pandemic. 

The Trash To Treasure program is a unique partnership between the University and the United Way, and provides an opportunity for students to donate items at the end of spring semester that they may not want to take home or no longer have a need for. Trash To Treasure recycles unwanted items that will be available for purchase through an annual sale day, held in the late spring. Trash To Treasure makes it easy for students to help the local community: all processed from the sale are directed to the Centre County United Way and its partner organizations. Donating items also reduces the amount of waste the University puts in the landfill; donations average 60 tons of items per year. The sale also offers students and Centre County residents the opportunity to purchase items at a very low cost.