Summer Storage

Summer storage is offered to current students living on campus during finals week of spring term who have reserved a space in the residence halls for the next academic year. Students are provided four boxes (16" long x 16" wide x 15" high) in a fully enclosed space for free. Additional storage will be charged $45 per item. Individuals wishing to store items in summer storage may sign up on My Housing in the spring.

Dates and Time

Summer storage box pick-up

  • Monday, June 3–Friday, June 7, at the Global Scholars Hall service center

Summer storage drop-off

  • Monday, June 10–Wednesday, June 12, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13–Friday, June 14, noon–6:00 p.m.

Summer storage pick-up

  • Friday, September 27–Sunday, September 29 | 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Storage Requirements

Loose items must be packed in boxes provided by University Housing. University Housing cannot store items in other boxes due to the space requirements of our storage room. If you use your own boxes, you may be asked to repack your items into one of our boxes. After you sign up for summer storage, you will be able to pick up boxes from the summer storage drop-off point. As a precaution against any item that may cause a fire, leak, corrode, attract pests, or decompose, all boxes may be inspected. Please leave your boxes unsealed at the drop-off point; our staff will seal boxes after inspection.

In addition to four boxes, each student is permitted to store a refrigerator, bike, and area rug. 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.

Boxes and items must be packed and individually labeled as follows:

  • Pack loose items in boxes, and affix a provided label with your name, UO ID number, and contact number. We will seal boxes after inspection.
  • Affix a provided label with your name, UO ID number, and contact number to large items (such as bicycle, chair, refrigerator, etc.).
  • Verify inventory for the number of items or boxes stored.

Bring your UO ID card and match the provided labels on your personal property.

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 no cost:

  • 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 for students to collect by appointment (email student services manager Alex Matiash at If the items are unclaimed at the end of Week 1, University Housing will dispose of the abandoned property.