Boston University - Pack - Store - Ship Program

Spring 2023 Move-Out Storage & Shipping

The UPS Store Student Storage Service and Boston University are working together to make the Pack, Store, or Ship program as smooth as possible for BU students.

Boston University partners with The UPS Store to provide students with safe, convenient, and affordable shipping and storage options.

There are multiple convenient Storage Drop-Off locations (see below) on the Charles River Campus during the move-out process. Students are responsible for the cost to store or ship their boxes/items.

First-time users will need to set up an account by clicking this link: Sign up for Student Storage.

Once an account is established, students can:

  • Pick Up FREE Storage Boxes and Tape - (Storage customers only)
  • Drop Off their Summer Storage at a Move Out station

  • Important Notes:

    *Students that are dropping off storage at a on campus Move-Out station DO NOT need to request a storage pickup! Just bring your storage to one of our On campus Move Out stations.

    *Students should write their Name and BU ID# on each storage item before bringing it to a Move Out station.

    *If you need your storage returned before July 1, 2023, please write "Early Withdrawal" on your boxes and notify the staff at the Move Out stations when you drop off your storage.

    Move Out Stations will be open Saturday May 6 - Saturday May 13
    The UPS Store Student Storage Service will set up On-Campus Storage & Shipping stations Saturday May 6 - Saturday May 13 where Boston University students can:

  • Pick Up Storage Boxes and Tape - (Storage customers only)
  • Drop Off and Pay for their Summer Storage
  • Ship items home via UPS
  • Purchase moving & shipping boxes- (Non storage customers)

  • The UPS Store On-Campus Move-Out Stations:

  • Warren Towers - in front of the dorm
  • West & STUVI- II - 33 Harry Agganis Way - in front of STUVI2
  • The Towers on Bay State Road- in front of the dorm
  • Kilachand Hall - in front of the dorm
  • Myles Standish Hall - next to Beacon Street entrance
  • South Campus - corner of Buswell at Park Drive
  • Riverway Campus - inside Pilgrim Student Center
  • The UPS Store - 1089 Commonwealth Ave - West Campus

  • ************Move Out Station Hours ************
    Storage Stations Hours of Operation:
    Saturday May 6 12 pm - 4 pm
    Sunday May 7 12 pm - 4 pm
    Monday May 8 12 pm - 4 pm
    Tuesday May 9 12 pm - 4 pm
    Wednesday May 10 12 pm - 5 pm
    Thursday May 11 10 am - 5 pm
    Friday May 12 10 am - 5 pm
    Saturday May 13 9 am - 1 pm (Warren Towers, The Towers, and West & STUVI- II locations only)

    Please note that due to Boston University COVID policies, students will be required to bring storage down to the Move Out station locations outside the residence halls themselves. The UPS Store Storage employees will not be able to perform in room pickups. Yellow carts will be available at Res-Life offices for students to use to assist in the move-out process.

    Look for trailers or trucks with the Pack - Store - Ship signs and staff

    Moving Out Before or after Move Out Stations are open or Living Off Campus?
    Students moving out after May 13th or are living off campus can request a curbside storage pick up date and time in The UPS Store Student Portal at least three days prior to the requested pick up date.

    Students (storage customers only) can pick up their free storage boxes and tape at our The UPS Store located at 1089 Commonwealth Ave 7 days a week, or request a supply delivery to you for a small fee by emailing our Support desk at

    Students that have an urgent need for storage, can always drop off your storage items at The UPS Store location at 1089 Commonwealth Ave in West Campus, seven days a week, year round.

    Summer Storage Return for Fall 2023
    If a student placed personal belongings with the UPS Store Student Storage Program, their items would be available in designated Move-In stations near their residence hall.

    ***Please note, students must request the delivery of their items in The UPS Store Student Portal by August 1, for storage deliveries between Aug 15 - Sept 5. Once the request is scheduled, students will receive an email confirmation with their pick up Date, Time and Move-In Station location.

    Hotel Commonwealth Temporary Housing Storage Program

    Boston University Housing has contracted with the UPS Store Storage Service to store any luggage or additional items free of charge while you stay at the Hotel Commonwealth.

    For students arriving January 13 - 16, boxes and packing material will be available for you to pack any items you choose to place into storage during your time at the Hotel Commonwealth. The UPS Store Storage Service will collect your items at The Hotel Commonwealth and store them in a secure temperature controlled warehouse.

    Once you receive your permanent assignment from BU Housing, staff from The UPS Store Storage Service will coordinate with you and deliver your items to your new housing assignment. This program is free to students assigned to the Hotel Commonwealth.

    To use this Service please follow these steps:

    STEP 1:
    Set up an account by clicking this link: Sign up for Student Storage.

    STEP 2:
    Pickup storage boxes, tape and luggage tags in the designated Storage Drop Off area.

    STEP 3:
    Write your Name, Phone Number, and BU ID# on each box and luggage tag.

    STEP 4:
    Take your storage items to the designated storage drop off room at the hotel.

    STEP 5:
    When you receive your new housing assignment, email to request delivery of your storage items to your new location.

    STEP 6:
    Enjoy the rest of the semester!!

    For students arriving after January 16th at the Hotel Commonwealth, you can drop off items for storage at The UPS Store location in West Campus at 1089 Commonwealth Ave during normal business hours for storage until you receive your new housing assignment.


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    Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

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