Fridge Rentals

Fridges and microwaves are available to rent for all students arriving August 22. Rentals are available on a first come, first serve, basis starting at noon on Friday the 22. Quantities are limited, so please plan to be there early for the best selection. We often sell out Friday before Convocation. Payment…

RSA Refrigerator and Microwave Rental Information

Have you been wondering what you will do to keep food cold in your room, or how you will heat up leftover pizza?  You could go out and spend a fortune on your own compact refrigerator or microwave, but what, then, do you do with your old refrigerator at the end of the year?  You will probably pay to have it disposed of or end up donating it to us to rent next year.  The university does NOT store fridges over the summer, and they are a hassle to haul home for many students. There is, however, a better way. The RSA, as a fundraiser, offers three different options to help solve this problem:

For just $50 per year, you can rent a compact refrigerator.  It is just right for keeping your favorite soft drinks and snacks cold.  The small size is a convenient space-saver!

As a second option, we offer a number of mid-sized compact refrigerators.  These are larger than the compact fridges, but will not include a microwave and will have smaller freezer space than the MicroFridge described below.  These will rent for $75 per year.

The third, limited, option we offer is the MicroFridge.  Not only will it keep food cold in a spacious 2.1 cubic foot refrigerator, but it also comes with a 0.7 cubic foot freezer and a 500-watt microwave oven all in one compact unit.  In addition, the MicroFridge is designed to run out of one outlet receptacle and will not adversely affect the residence hall circuitry.  The MicroFridge has external dimensions of 43.5 x 18.6 x 20 inches and rents for $150 per year.

In addition to these costs, all we ask is a $50 damage deposit that is returned to the student when we receive the rented item(s) at the end of the year, in a clean, working, non-damaged condition.

Fridges and microwaves vary in make, models, and colors - we recommend coming to our rental site behind the Student Diversity Center early for the best selection!

Fridge rental will begin at NOON on Friday, August 22. We will rent fridges until 3:45 p.m. If we do not run out of fridges Friday, we will rent again Saturday from noon-5 p.m. 

Refrigerators and MicroFriges will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note that we are not able to make reservations ahead of time. All rentals are to be returned during finals week of the spring semester. The individual who originally rented the refridgerator or microwave will be responsible for its return and will be contacted if he/she has not returned it within the specified dates.   

We do accept donations of refridgerators and microwaves that are in good condition. Even if you did not rent one from us, we are happy to take one off of your hands! Any questions regarding fridge rentals may be directed at rsa@pugetsound.edu.