Storage Services Offered

Student Housing is pleased to announce that we have arranged with a professional storage service, Collegeboxes.com, to provide year-round storage of student's items, as well as summer-only storage. Collegeboxes.com, owned by U-Haul International, Inc., will store student's belongings, including odd-sized items as well as boxed items, in their nearby, secure, climate-controlled facility, and will transport them to and from campus as part of the service fee. Collegeboxes also offers "At Your Door" pickup and delivery, boxes and packing supplies, and shipping to and from school.

Please note: The University assumes no responsibility for loss of, or damage to, items in storage. Additionally, contracts with our preferred vendor, Collegeboxes.com, are entered into by the student and the company. The University is not a party to these contracts.

Students who opt to use a non-preferred storage vendor will have restricted options on where the containers may be located, and might find that they are not able to have units placed in the locations most convenient to their residence, which have been reserved for use by the preferred vendor.

Student Storage Options

Stanford Self-Storage Service with Collegeboxes
Collegeboxes offers a self-storage option to Stanford students

Here's how "Stanford Self-Storage" service works:

Stanford Self-Storage, affordable and convenient locations on campus

  1. Sign up online and select the drop-off location and date most convenient for you.
    • Go to Collegeboxes.com, then click on "Summer Storage and Shipping." Select Stanford University "Self Storage" Service - Stanford, CA;.
  2. Boxes and supply purchase options:
    • Option 1: Purchase starter kit online during sign up process. The starter kit will be shipped to you via FedEx or UPS. Kit includes 5 boxes, tape, marker, 10 label pouches with 5 zip ties.
    • Option 2: Purchase U-Haul boxes and supplies* at drop-off locations on the dates shown below when Collegeboxes will be on campus.
  3. Log into your Collegeboxes.com account to create and print storage and shipping labels.
    • For items you want stored over the Summer: Create, print, and affix storage labels to your boxes, bike, and/or odd-shaped items.
    • For boxes you want shipped home: Create, print, and affix shipping labels to your boxes (only boxes can be shipped) These boxes will be transported to the U-Haul Center and then shipped via UPS after being dropped off on campus.
  4. On your drop-off date, bring your labeled items to the drop-off location you have selected.
  5. Collegeboxes scans and stores items labeled for storage and ships boxes labeled for shipping.
  6. When you return in the Fall, your stored items will be available for pickup at the same location you dropped-off in the Spring. Follow this link for more information about this shipping option.

* Boxes and supplies may also be purchased for personal use.

Locations for Drop-off, Pickup, and Box/Supply Sale:

  • East Campus: Cowell Cluster parking lot between Bowdoin St & ZAP House
  • West Campus: On Santa Teresa Ln between Lagunita Court & Governor's Corner

"At Your Door" Storage Service with Collegeboxes.com
Collegeboxes offers a full service storage option to Stanford students

Here's how "Stanford At Your Door" service works:

Stanford At Your Door Storage,
leave the heavy lifting to us!

  1. Sign up for At Your Door service online and select the pick-up date
    and time most convenient for you.
    • Go to Collegeboxes.com, click on "Summer Storage & Shipping." Select Stanford University "At Your Door" Service - Stanford, CA;
  2. Boxes and supply purchase options.
    • A starter kit purchase is required during sign up process. The starter kit will
      be shipped to you via FedEx or UPS. Kit includes 5 boxes, tape, marker, 10 label pouches, and 5 zip ties.
    • Additional U-Haul boxes and supplies will be available for purchase at locations and dates shown below when Collegeboxes will be on campus. 
  3. Log in to your Collegeboxes.com account to create and print storage
    and shipping labels.
    • For items you want stored over the Summer: Create, print, and affix storage labels to your boxes, bike, and/or odd-shaped items.
    • For boxes you want shipped home: Create, print, and affix shipping labels to your boxes (only boxes can be shipped). These boxes will be transported to the U-Haul Center and then shipped via UPS after being picked up from your dorm.
  4. On your pickup date and time you selected, our mover will come to your dorm and pickup your labeled storage and shipping items.
  5. Collegeboxes scans and stores items labeled for storage and ships boxes labeled for shipping.
  6. When you return in the Fall, your stored items will be delivered to your new dorm room on your selected delivery date and time.

*Boxes and supplies may also be purchased for personal use.

Locations for Box/Supply Sale:

  • East Campus: Cowell Cluster parking lot between Bowdoin St & ZAP House
  • West Campus: On Santa Teresa Ln between Lagunita Court & Governor's Corner

Ship To School Service with Collegeboxes.com
Collegeboxes offers a full service "Ship To School" option to Stanford students.

Here's how "Ship To School" service works:

Ship to School -
The easiest way to get to School

  1. Sign up online, purchase starter kit, enter pickup date and address, and select final delivery date and dorm.
    • Go to Collegeboxes.com, then click on "Summer Storage and Shipping." Select Stanford University, "Ship To School."
  2. We ship you our starter kit
    (includes 5 boxes, tape, label pouches, and a marker)
  3. Pack your boxes and affix barcode labels you create using your Collegeboxes.com account
  4. Schedule a UPS/FedEx pickup for your boxes from Collegeboxes.com account
  5. Collegeboxes receives and holds your boxes at our secure climate-controlled storage facility
  6. Collegeboxes delivers your boxes directly to your room, on the date and time selected

Collegeboxes.com's Ship To School service increases the ease and efficiency of moving into residences and shipping packages. This service provides a cost-effective, convenient, and reliable way to transport your personal belongings and packages,having them delivered directly to your room or apartment at a specific time. Please note that this is a separate process and service from standard package shipping and delivery (outlined above). Follow this link for more information about this shipping option.

Student Storage Pod Containers

Students may rent storage pod containers to store items during the summer.  Preferred storage pod vendor information will be posted on this page in the upcoming weeks.  To be contacted as soon as information is available, please contact Julia Po at sjuliapo@stanford.edu, or call (650) 723-8603.

Last modified Fri, 28 Mar, 2014 at 11:18