Summer Storage

The Summer Storage plan is ideal for AU students who want to place their items in storage for the entire summer.

Four free boxes and tape.

We pick up your boxes in front of your dorm.

Your items are stored in safe, climate-controlled storage for the entire summer.

We place your items into your dorm room before you return for fall semester.

Living off campus? No worries, we offer free pick up service from The UPS Store beginning August 14.


At only $259 for the entire summer, the Summer Storage Plan is a great value!

Free boxes.  Free tape.  Free pick-up. Plus, we place your items into your dorm room before your return to school.

AU Storage serves only AU students. We have been on campus since 1987 and we appreciate your business.

How Summer Storage Works

Pick up four free boxes and tape from The UPS Store

  • Pick up your boxes from The UPS Store beginning April 27.
  • Our large sturdy boxes (18″x18″x18″) provide enough space for most students.

Choose your own personal pick-up time

  • Pick-up scheduling begins April 27.
  • Schedule your pick-up anytime until May 7.
  • Pick-ups scheduled every fifteen minutes for your convenience.

We pick up your boxes in front of your dorm

  • Our staff will meet you at the front of your dorm at your scheduled time. (Meet inside dorm lobby if raining.)

We label, inventory, and store your boxes

  • Your belongings will be stored in a safe, climate controlled warehouse during the summer.

Additional Storage & Unboxed Items

  • Additional storage is $65/box for our standard 18” x 18” x 18” box. Larger boxes cost more, smaller boxes cost less. You may purchase additional boxes or use your own.
  • Unboxed items like refrigerators and plastic bins may also be stored.

IMPORTANT: Items in the Summer Storage plan are not accessible before August 14. Please consider using the Short Term Storage plan if you will need your items before this date.

Storage Return

On-campus dorms:

  • Your storage will be placed into your room before you return for fall semester.
  • We work with AU Housing to return your items between August 10-13. Everything will be in your room when you return to campus!

Off-campus living:

  • Free pick up from our on-campus AU Store beginning August 14.
  • You may also have your storage delivered to you. Off campus delivery charges may apply (see details below). Please provide 48 hours notice for off campus delivery.
  • Pick up and delivery times are Monday – Friday, 9-5.

Summer Storage FAQs

Your storage will be in your dorm room before you return to school. Your storage will be the first thing you see when you enter your dorm room next semester.

How do we do it? We work with AU Housing to place storage into your dorm room between August 10-13. Your storage will be waiting for you when you return to school after these dates.

The UPS Store is a proud retail partner of American University. We have been on campus since 1987. We love AU students and appreciate your business.

Off campus delivery is available for students who want their storage delivered somewhere other than main campus.

The service costs $99, and arrangements for delivery must be made 48 hours in advance.

We provide a three hour delivery window so you don’t need to wait around all day. We are very punctual.

TIP: Avoid the off campus delivery fee by picking up your storage at our store. We are right on campus. Don’t have a car? Uber it.

The UPS Store offers a 100% money-back guarantee if you ever elect not to store with us. We will promptly refund your entire payment upon request. Our full refund policy means that there is no risk in reserving your storage space early.

Why do we offer such a great deal? Because we know that plans change. We want you to feel completely comfortable about your service so we back it up with a full refund policy.

Let us know if you make alternate plans or change your mind about storing. We will immediately refund your entire balance.

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