Summer Storage

Summer storage is offered at a low rate of $45 to current residents of University Housing who are registered to live on campus for the 2021–22 academic year. Students will have the ability to store four boxes (16" long x 16" wide x 15" high each), one bike, one mini fridge, and one area rug in a fully enclosed space. Residents seeking to store additional items will need to pay $45 per additional item.

How It Will Work

Current residents will sign up for summer storage by filling out the Summer Storage Request Form on My Housing, under Forms. After the form is submitted, residents may pick up boxes from the GSH service center. Students will pack all of their items into these boxes, making sure that the boxes will fully close (no bulges). If an item does not fit within a box, there will be a $45 charge to store the item on its own unless it is one of the included items (bike, mini fridge, or rug). There are a number of items not permitted in summer storage, including any type of large furniture. University Housing will not allow large soft furniture such as futons, arm chairs, or couches to be stored in summer storage.

Residents will need to print off and affix the labels provided when they sign up for summer storage on My Housing. Students who do not print off the labels prior to dropping off their items will need to print off the labels on site, which comes with a small additional fee.

Residents who are signed up for summer storage will bring their items to the GSH service center. Staff will inspect the items and ensure that they are all appropriately labeled and match what is listed on the My Housing form. Items will be secured in the respective storage locations. 

Residents will pick up their items when they return for fall term 2021. Dates for pick up will be announced closer to the start of fall term. 

Dates and Time

Drop Off

By appointment, sign up on My Housing.

Pick Up

Thursday–Sunday, September 23–26, 4:30–7:30 p.m.

Storage Requirements

University Housing will provide boxes for summer storage. Each box is 16" long, 16" wide, and 15" high. Loose items must be packed in boxes. University Housing cannot store items in larger boxes due to the space requirements of our storage room.  

As a precaution, any item that may cause a fire, leak, corrode, attract pests, or decompose, which includes all toiletries and food products (even sealed), may be refused. In addition to four boxes, each student is permitted to store a refrigerator, bike, and area rug included in the initial $45. Additional boxes, a TV, desk chair, and mirror may be stored but at a cost of $45 each. Other furniture such as large chairs, sofas, futons, and bean bag chairs may not be stored due to space restrictions. These items will be refused upon inspection so please find alternative arrangements for these larger items. 

Boxes and items must be packed, accounted for on the My Housing form, and individually labeled using the labels on My Housing. If boxes do not fully close residents may need to pay for additional boxes. They will also need to update their My Housing and pay to print additional labels on site before placing items in storage.

Item Restrictions

The intent of summer storage is to store household and personal items allowed while residing in University Housing. Because summer storage is enclosed, locked, and not inspected daily, we must take precautions against any item that may cause a fire, leak, corrode, attract pests, or decompose over the length of storage. Hazardous materials, items not permitted in the residence halls, and perishable items will not be accepted. This includes common chemicals and products such as perfume, nail polish, nail polish remover, glue, bleach, liquid cleaners, loose batteries, aerosol containers, food items, and plants. For information about items not permitted in the residence halls, please refer to sections 3 and 4 of your Residence Hall Contract

Because our storage space is limited, we do not allow returning residents to store items for other students. Residents are only allowed their personal items; any additional items may be refused or charged to your account at an additional cost.

Storage Items

You are allowed to store the following items at the low cost of $45:

  • 4 boxes (pick up from the Global Scholars Hall service center)
  • 1 bike
  • 1 refrigerator
  • 1 rug

Additional Items

Any of the following items may be stored at a cost of $45 each:

  • Additional boxes
  • TV—must be in box or have protective wrapping
  • Desk chair
  • Mirror—must be in box or have protective wrapping

Access and Security

Once the summer storage room is locked it will not be opened again until the residence halls open for fall term. This means that residents will not be able to pick up items during the summer, so please pack carefully. After inspection, please seal boxes and lock luggage.

Although every security effort will be made, University Housing and the University of Oregon will not be responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged while in storage. Consider carrying insurance on the stored items for their protection; verify if your current insurance coverage applies to your stored items. Items of special value should not be stored with University Housing during the summer.

Items Left Behind

University Housing will hold unclaimed items from summer storage through Week 1 of fall term 2021 for students to collect by appointment. You can set up an appointment by emailing Resident Services Manager Alex Matiash at If the items are unclaimed at the end of Week 1, University Housing will dispose of the abandoned property.

Moving Off Campus Next Year?

University Housing has partnered with Campus Storage to provide students moving off campus an option to store their items. Campus Storage offers a full pick-up and drop-off service from your residence hall room to wherever you are living next year. If you have any questions about the service, you are welcome to email Campus Storage at or sign up for the service today.