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Summer Storage

Online sign-up closed at 5:00pm on May 15th, but it may not be too late to use our My Summer Storage! Call Joe Suman at 513-529-9365 to inquire if storage options are still available.

How does it work?

  1. Decide how many of your belongings you would like to store over the summer.
  2. Login to your MyCard Account to sign up.
  3. Request the number of boxes you need then enter any other items that you wish to store. You will need to indicate when you plan to leave campus for the semester (Pick-up date). Pick-ups are scheduled, Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16, 2014. Storage charges will be posted directly to your Student Account.
  4. Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services will deliver boxes to your room along with packing tape during the last week of classes (or earlier).
  5. Pack up your belongings. Be sure to review our “Packing Tips and Guidelines”! If you find that you don't need all of your boxes, or that you need additional boxes, simply login to MyCard to update your order. Leave unused boxes with your order to ensure proper billing and tracking.
  6. That's it! Just leave your ready-for-storage belongings in your room. Items must be ready by 12pm on the scheduled pick-up day. If items are not ready for pick-up on scheduled pick-up day, a $25.00 rescheduling fee will apply.
  7. Students do not need to be present when pick-up occurs. Please secure the room before leaving. Housing, Dining, Recreation & Business Services staff will pick up everything. Go enjoy your summer!
  8. Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services staff will deliver your belongings to your on campus room assignment prior to your arrival on campus for the fall.


  • Box (18"x18"x18") $34.50
  • Store items in your own plastic storage bin (standard size, up to 29 inches) $40
  • Extra-large plastic storage bin (larger than 29 inches) $60
  • Television packed in original box $60
  • Television not in original box (includes bubble wrap) $60
  • Chair $35
  • Carpet (rolled & taped by student) $40
  • Plastic Drawers (taped closed by student) $40
  • Bicycle $40
  • Futon or Sofa $120
  • Trunk $60
  • Suitcase $30
  • Mirror (includes bubble wrap) $20
  • Store items in your own Art Tube $15
  • Easel $40
  • Table $40
  • Cork/White Board $15
  • Filing Cabinet $45
  • Framed Art $30
  • Vacuum Cleaner $30
  • Bookshelf $40
  • 8 feet of Bubble Wrap $5
  • Bean Bag $35
  • Box Fan $20
  • Dresser $75
  • Duffel Bag $35
  • Lamp $35
  • Floor Lamp $35
  • Laundry Basket $15
  • Microwave $35
  • Night Stand $40
  • Skis/Snowboard $45
  • Miscellaneous $40
  • Bed (frame and mattress secured together) $95
  • Head Board $45
  • Printer (packed in original box) $34.50
Interested in storing something that's not on the list? Just email us to find out how at home@MiamiOH.edu.

Packing Tips & Guidelines (pdf)

General Packing Guidelines

  • When assembling your box(es), be sure the box is taped securely on the bottom, so your items do not break through.
  • Be careful not to over-pack any of your boxes.
  • Use towels, clothing, bubble wrap, or newspaper to fill box space as well as for picture frames or glasses that may be easily broken. Wrap items properly with these materials so that they can absorb shock during the transportation of boxes.
  • In addition to the provided bubble wrap, it may be a good idea to use bedding and linens as cushioning around fragile items.
  • Use packaging tape to securely seal your boxes.
  • Keep electronic cords tied so they do not get tangled.
  • Trunks must be locked or taped shut to ensure the top remains sealed.
  • Bookshelves should have all of their shelves removed and placed in a box.
  • Plastic storage bins with casters/wheels must have the casters/wheels removed and placed inside the bin. Make sure that all bins and bin drawers are taped shut. You may leave belongings in plastic drawers during storage.
  • Computers and Electronic Equipment should be stored in one of our provided boxes.
  • Televisions should be stored in original box, if available. If original box is not available, bubble wrap will be provided.
  • Tightly roll up your carpets and rugs, tape at both ends and in the middle.
  • ALL boxes/items must have your name properly labeled on them.

Weight Distribution

  • In order to keep boxes from breaking, distribute heavy items into different boxes.
  • Heavy items should be placed on the bottom of the box followed by medium and lightweight objects.
  • Make sure all boxes are packed so that little space is left between objects. Use blankets, clothes, bubble wrap, etc. to fill in the boxes. This will keep items from shifting and will help you make the most of your box-space!

Remember not to store any of the following items:

  • Money, jewelry, and other valuables
  • Mementos and collectibles
  • Liquids, soaps, chemicals, beauty products, etc.
  • Perishable and non-perishable food items

Terms & Conditions
Miami University
Department of Housing, Dining, Recreation & Business Services
Student Storage Service
Terms & Conditions Summer 2014

Storage Service Procedures:
Housing, Dining, Recreation & Business Services (HDRBS) will provide a storage service for all students living on campus. The service will include: pickup of properly packaged items, storage of items, and delivery of the stored items. At the time of pickup the student must have all boxes and items packed appropriately, with everything clearly labeled according to HDRBS's packing tips. If student items are not ready for pick-up as scheduled, a $25.00 rescheduling fee will apply. An HDRBS representative will transport the items to a secured storage facility. All stored items will be delivered to students’ fall on-campus room assignment prior to move-in weekend.

For any student who requires early access to their stored belongings, a written request (home@MiamiOH.edu) must be received 10 days prior to the date needed be sent. Students understand that early or late delivery may incur an extra non- refundable $75.00 charge. No refunds will be issued to students who remove their items from storage early.

HDRBS will supply boxes, according to the number that are requested on the sign-up page. A small roll of packaging tape will be included with each box order. Bubble wrap will be provided for students requesting to store televisions and/or mirrors. Boxes and the above-mentioned packaging supplies will be delivered to students’ rooms by an HDRBS representative. A fee of $50.00 will be assessed for the use of non-university provided boxes.

Packing Tips
Students should read and follow packaging tips made available to them. Proper packaging is the responsibility of the student and will help prevent damage to items stored.

Payment for Service and Supplies Provided
Prices for service and supplies provided by HDRBS are listed on the Storage sign-up page (www.MiamiOH.edu/MyCard). All charges will be posted to students' University Account, via the Office of the Bursar.

A student who has signed up for the storage service will have the right to cancel or modify their order (prior to storing of items) by re-visiting the sign-up page (www.MiamiOH.edu/MyCard).  A student must leave unused boxes with their order to ensure proper billing and tracking. After a student’s items have been transported to the storage location, they will not be eligible for a refund.

HDRBS reserves the right to deliver all stored items to students assigned room prior to arrival. Students who have moved off- campus will be informed of scheduled pick-up location and times in mid-August.

Loss or Damage Liability
HDRBS assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged items; therefore, the student waives any claims for damage or loss of any article against HDRBS, Miami University and its employees. Claim for reimbursement for any lost, stolen, or damaged items may be filed through the Ohio Court of Claims and is subject to determination and finding of the Court. Students must file any relevant complaints with the Ohio Court of Claims, not through Miami University. Students acknowledge that Miami University cannot reimburse them for any lost or stolen items except by order of the Ohio Court of Claims. The value of the stored items must not exceed $2,500 per student.

Prohibited Items
The following items are prohibited from this storage service:
  • Belongings that contain fireworks, firearms, or any explosive and/or hazardous materials and liquids.
  • Belongings which include money, coins, collections, or jewelry.
  • Items that collectively exceed a value of $2,500 or more.
  • All items and belongings that are illegal by any local, state, or federal government, including, without limitation, illegal drugs or paraphernalia.  

The student understands that HDRBS has the right to deny any box/item if an HDRBS representative feels that the item may be harmful to others’ belongings, not properly packed, or too dangerous or unreasonable to move. The student also understands that HDRBS has the right to open and inspect all boxes, trunks, or items that are serviced through the HDRBS storage program in the event that HDRBS reasonably believes that prohibited materials are being stored. In the event that any illegal and/or dangerous materials are discovered by HDRBS, then HDRBS may, in its sole discretion, (1) make arrangements for the removal and destruction of the material, and (2) contact law enforcement agencies. In such event the student shall not be entitled to any reimbursement for the removal and/or destruction of its materials. In the event that money, coins, collections, jewelry or items valued at more than $2,500 are found, then the student will be contacted in order to immediately remove the materials. If the student fails to remove the material, then an additional charge of $250 will be assessed against the student.

The student agrees that failure to claim their belongings and to communicate with HDRBS concerning an alternate delivery arrangement constitutes abandonment of their stored possessions. Students understand that they are responsible for communicating with HDRBS if they cancel their enrollment to Miami University while their belongings are in HDRBS storage. Under abandonment of their possessions, the student understands that additional charges will be incurred for any further shipping of the possessions to the permanent address provided by the customer at the time of registration.

HDRBS has the right to assume ownership of any abandoned property if not claimed within 60 days from the first day of class. Items not picked-up by the end of the first week of class will incur a $80.00 charge unless other arrangements are made to accommodate a later pick-up.

HDRBS staff has the responsibility of reporting any suspected illegal items or substances found during moving process to proper authorities.