Student Storage - (Off-Campus Storage via Boomerang Storage Only)

The College offers two off-campus options for storage this spring: 

  • Transition Housing Storage for spring residents who will be returning to campus for a summer program
  • Full Session Storage for students who will be leaving campus for an entire session (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023)
    • Traditional storage options with Boomerang Storage (other vendors are not affiliated with our offerings) 
    • *New pilot* storage subsidy for international and low income students

NOTE: No on-campus storage will be offered this spring nor in subsequent semesters

Transition Housing Storage (Spring 2022 to Summer 2022) This option will exist for the 2022 year only.

Available to all spring residential students who are required to depart campus between May 25 and June 11, and who will return to campus on June 12 for authorized summer programs. The College will absorb the full cost of this storage period (2022 only) due to the limited housing available during this period and to accommodate the additional Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 and the double-sized class reunions.  This storage period is serviced by Boomerang Storage and accessed through the Transition Storage Request.

  • Available to: Spring residents
  • Dates: Pick-ups are currently scheduled for 5/13, 5/20, and 5/25  
  • Service type: Bring items to central location for pick up, delivered to summer housing assignments by June 13. (Central locations will be announced soon)
  • Cost: Covered in-full by Amherst College

Full Session Storage (Summer, Fall, and/or Spring) 

The College has long offered decentralized and limited on-campus storage to students.  The evolving needs of students, the growth of summer programs, and the increasing staff hours required to support a 12-month campus operation have contributed to the unsustainability of the historical offering.  Beginning with the May 2022 move-out period, we are piloting a program that will subsidize the cost of storage for international and low-income students as part of our existing partnership with Boomerang Storage. This pilot  aims to provide more storage opportunities to a larger number of students, in a manner that recognizes the challenges of moving items to and from their storage location, and the reality that the financial cost associated with such off-campus storage is felt unevenly across our community.   

The College continues to partner with Boomerang Storage to offer door-to-door storage service at students’ expense.  

  • Available to: All residential students 
  • Dates: Pick-ups by Boomerang are currently scheduled from 5/25 to 5/30  
  • Service type: Door-to-door pick-up and drop-off 
  • Cost: At students’ expense,* details available at the Boomerang Storage web site

*Students with high financial need are encouraged to request a storage subsidy code (SSC).  SSCs cover Boomerang’s one-time registration fee and up to 4 boxes, totes, or luggage (size 4.5 cubic feet or smaller).  Boomerang’s standard boxes meet these criteria.   Boxes/totes/luggage numbering more than 4 items, any furniture, and other items are not included in the subsidy, and can be stored, at the typical Boomerang rate, by the student.  To learn more about requesting a Storage Subsidy Code please review and complete this form

Storage Term

Dates

Available to

Cost

Transition

May 25 - June 12

Spring residents returning for summer housing

Covered in Full by Amherst College 

Summer 2022, with option to extend to Fall 2022  and/or Spring 2023

May 25 - August 29

All residential students

As indicated by Boomerang Storage. Subsidy available as outlined above.