Residential Storage Information

Residence Life is able to provide limited summer storage to students living on campus on a first-come, first-served basis. Storage areas are designated in each community based on space and availability. Students using on-campus storage must agree to the terms of on-campus storage, acknowledging they understand the university is not responsible for the loss, damage, or theft of their stored belongings.  

To store or retrieve items, students should contact the appropriate Res Life team member on call during designated storage access times




You are eligible to place boxes into storage over the summer if your plans match one of the following scenarios:

  • Returning to ON-campus housing for the upcoming year
  • Studying abroad for the Fall semester or entire academic year

You are not eligible to place boxes into storage over the summer if your plans match one of the following scenarios:

  • Graduating this semester 
  • Living OFF campus next year
  • Taking a leave of absence for the upcoming semester
  • Planning to transfer or withdraw from the university before the upcoming semester


How to Store Your Items

Residence Life provides storage options in all residence halls excluding Thomas Hall, as well as in Greek houses and in on-campus houses. Please review who to contact to store items in your community below: 


Storage Guidelines

  • All items must be in sealed, shippable boxes
  • No freestanding items, rolled carpets, desk chair or other valuables may be stored (no computers, TVs, fridges, other large appliances, etc.)
  • Each student may store up to 5 boxes
  • Each box must be no larger than 3'x3'x3' and weigh no more than 70 lbs
  • Each box must be sealed with packing tape and labeled with a Puget Sound storage label (provided for you).  Storage labels must be filled out completely with all contact information.
  • Residence Life is not responsible for lost or damaged items. 


Summer Bike Storage

Students living on campus in the fall are eligible to store their bike in Trimble Hall's bike storage room. There are only 50 first-come, first-serve spaces for bikes. Students must stop by the Office of Residence Life at 3206 N. 15th during business hours (8:30a-5pm, Monday-Friday) to pick up a bike tag before contacting the RCC on call in Trimble Hall to store their bike. Bike tags are available starting the last day of spring classes and are available until spaces run out. Bikes must be removed in August before classes begin


Accessing Storage Fall Opening

Students who stored items, including bicycles, in residential storage for the summer should pick up those items over the weekend before classes begin. Residence Life has scheduled specific storage access times during this weekend, and students will not be able to retrieve items outside of these scheduled access times. 

For students arriving early who did not store their items in Residence Life's early arrival storage room T/P 144A, please contact an RA, RCC, or GHC for that building to request an appointment. Per Residence Life’s storage guidelines, students are not guaranteed access to storage units prior to Residence Hall openings. Please be advised RAs, RCCs, GHCs will be in training and unavailable 9am-5pm in the weeks before residence halls open. 


Winter Storage

You are eligible to place boxes into storage for winter break/spring semester if you are:

  • Currently living in campus housing and studying abroad for Spring 
  • Plan on returning to campus housing in the Fall 

Please contact the staff member for your area to schedule an appointment to store items in your community. 


Accessing Storage in January

Please click on Storage Access on the right navigation bar for storage dates, times, and phone numbers to call.


If you have questions about storage access, please contact your Residence Life student leader or call the Residence Life Office at 253.879.3317.