Storage Solutions for Harvard University Students

Free box delivery to Harvard

Free box delivery to Harvard

Professionals pickup your stuff

Professionals pickup your stuff

Storage near Harvard

Storage near Harvard

Delivery right to campus

Delivery right to campus

Harvard University Summer Storage

OnDemand Storage's summer storage at Harvard University service provides free box delivery, convenient pickup, and re-delivery of stored furniture and boxes when you return to Harvard. Whether you're living in the Harvard Yard or off campus in Cambridge, ODS' storage with pickup service can help you. With nearly 10,000 international students and all 50 states represented at Harvard traveling to and from school with your belongings is not practical or efficient. Make moving in and moving out of Harvard easy. 

Studying Abroad at Harvard?

At Harvard, over 60% of the student body will travel abroad at some point during their time at Harvard. Since most programs include an entire semester abroad, the students in the program need long-term storage that can meet the needs of university students and their families. OnDemand storage is your answer. We can store your boxes and furniture for as long as you need and can even provide shipping to your international destination with discounts up to 40%. Make studying abroad stress-free when you work with OnDemand. 


Unbeatable Storage Prices at Harvard

*prices listed denote cost for a 4 month period: summer, fall, or spring semester*

Per Item/ Period


Ironing Board


Step Ladder

Small Rug


Laptop Bag

Shoe Box

Per Item/ Period

Small Bins

Cube Fridge

Small Mirror

Duffle Bag


End Table

Plastic Drawers

Laundry Basket

Per Item/ Period

Clothes Bin

Clothes Rack

Mini Fridge

Mattress Topper


Large Suitcase

TV < 35"

Standing Lamp

Extra Large
Per Item/ Period

Large Bin


Office Chair


TV > 35"

Coffee Table

Large Rug


How do I sign up?

Easy! Select one of the "Sign Up" buttons and then go through the 5-step sign up the process. Feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Does ODS Distribute Packing Materials?

Yes! ODS has the most convenient storage supply handout at Harvard. We set up strategic locations on campus and to handout boxes, mattress bags, etc. As classes are winding down we'll post the locations so you can select which location you would like to receive your packing materials at Harvard. 

Can I get Insurance?

Yes! We take pride in providing top-notch service and taking care of your belongings. In the unlikely event something happens to one of your items you'll have the chance to purchase additional insurance during the sign-out process. The most popular plan at Harvard is the $25 for $250 coverage plan. 

Can I use my own packing materials?

Sure! ODS Boxes are great; but if you want to use your own packing materials you can. 

How long can I store my stuff for?

You can store your stuff for as long as you'd like. The prices listed on the page are a one time cost per semester period. A semester period in ODS terms is a 3-4 month period that includes one of the following: spring, summer, or fall semester. If you want to store for 2 periods (i.e. traveling abroad from January - September) the cost will be 2x the listed prices. As we mentioned, with 60% of Harvard students traveling abroad, it is common students will store for more than the 3-4 month summer storage period alone. 

When can I get my stuff back?

This depends on where you go to school! At some locations, we have the ability to return items at any time while at others we will complete pickups and/or returns at the beginning and end of the semester. If you're curious to learn more about your specific situation feel free to call ODS as 781-499-5330!

Because Harvard is so close to our Boston based headquarters, students will have the ability to get their items back as they please. You can expect items within 72 hours of requesting them back. 

Harvard Storage Rules

We hate to ruin the fun but we do have some rules...

  • Boxes over 45lbs are subject to additional fees
  • Missed pickup times are $100
  • Special pickup/delivery outside of offered windows - case by case
  • No liquids
  • Mattresses must be bagged 
  • No loose items 
  • No trundle beds 
  • Couches and futons in select markets only


Storage for Harvard Students

The storage calendar provides relevant information regarding ODS Box Days, regularly scheduled pickup days, and re-delivery days. If you need boxes delivered or your items picked up on a day that is not marked on the calendar you should call 781-499-5330 as you will have to sign up over the phone. 

During ODS Box Days, OnDemand Storage crew members will strategically park trucks on campus and distribute packing materials including boxes, mattress bags, etc. OnDemand Storage trucks will be parked in the trim lot to distribute materials on the designated days, typically 1-2 weeks before storage pickup days begin.  

Box delivery will be 5/4/2018 in the Harvard Yard. Storage pickup days will include all of May.  

Harvard Fun Facts
  • Harvard is the oldest University in the United States 
  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook attended Harvard
  • Harvard has the largest endowment of any institution in the world ($34B)
  • Harvard has one of the lowest acceptance rates of any school at 6%
  • Harvard has 17 different women's varsity sports
  • Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is a Harvard Alumnus.