Thank you for your patience as we contended with the demand for back to school requests over the past few months. As we move into fall, your belongings will remain safe and secure in our storage facility until you are ready for their return. By default we will assume that you are remaining in storage until you return to campus. If that is not the case, you are welcome to request shipping or pick up of your belongings at any time. Please use the form below to request those services.

If you have any further questions concerning your storage, please email [email protected]

Students Remaining in Storage, Fall 2020

The original Harvard student storage program expired on September 15, 2020. The cost to remain in storage beyond that date is:

5 items or less: $30/month
6-10 items: $60/month
11-18 items: $80/month
More than 18 items: student may request a storage quote

By default, we assume any student who has not retrieved their belongings will remain in storage. Students who have indicated that they would like to remain in storage will receive payment information from our accounting department. For students receiving financial aid, your bill will be sent directly to Harvard. Harvard will pay for storage costs up to a total of $175. After that, Harvard will term-bill the student for the monthly storage cost.

Students may also choose to retrieve or ship their belongings anytime as outlined below:

Retrieve Belongings in Holbrook, MA

Students may continue to request to retrieve their belongings directly from Olympia Moving & Storage’s facility in Holbrook, MA. Students need to schedule an appointment at least 72 hours in advance to pick up their belongings via the form below. Student pick up appointments are available Monday – Friday, from 10:00am – 3:00pm. An Olympia representative will email you a confirmation number to confirm your appointment. There is no additional cost to pick up belongings directly from Olympia’s warehouse; however we ask that you, or your designated representative wear a mask, maintain social distancing and comply with CDC guidelines.

Please use the form below to request a pick up appointment. An Olympia representative will respond with a confirmation number for your pick up.

Domestic Shipping

If you would like to request a no obligation quote for shipping, please do so via the form below. You may request shipping any time during the duration of your storage with us.

Our goal is to ship your belongings as safely as possible. When you request a shipping quote:

1: First, we will provide a no-obligation shipping estimate based on your inventory description and shipping address. We base the estimate on average weights and dimensions of your inventory items. The final price is typically at or below the estimated price, provided your items are not abnormally heavy or bulky. The quote includes:

  • Labor to pull your belongings from storage
  • Labor and materials to re-pack your belongings so the contents are properly protected for shipping
  • Carrier transportation costs
  • At least $2000 carrier declared value coverage in the event of a claim
  • Our team’s coordination of the shipment

2: If the student confirms to proceed with shipping, our team will pull the belongings from storage and prepare the shipment. As students’ belongings were self-packed for storage, all students’ shipped belongings will need to be opened and re-packed by professional moving packers to minimize possibility of damage in transit. There may be some items that the carrier will not allow to be shipped, and we will inform you if this is the case as we prepare your shipment.

3: The team will then weigh and measure your final shipment to obtain the final carrier fees based on actual weight and dimensions. A member of our team will reach out when your shipment is ready to depart our facility with confirmation of the invoice and tracking information.

Students paying directly will receive a payment link from our team prior to your shipment’s departure. For students receiving financial aid, Olympia will bill Harvard for the shipping cost. Then, Harvard will apply a $175 subsidy, and term-bill the student for balance of the cost.

International Shipping

Students who would like to ship internationally can expect the same process as outlined above. However, please be advised that it is unfortunately the nature of international shipping to be inordinately expensive. International carriers’ base transit fees are high regardless of the size of your shipment due to custom fees and taxes, as well as transit expense. Transit times will also be much higher for international shipments. If you would still like to proceed with international shipping, Olympia can assist with a no obligation quote. You can request your quote via the form below.

Local Delivery in the Boston Area

Currently, Olympia’s availability for local deliveries in the Boston area is first come, first serve.  The rates are as follows:

  • Boxes only: $150 for a two hour delivery + $50/hour per each additional hour.
  • Boxes & furniture: $220 for a two hour delivery + $85/hour per each additional hour.

The chargeable time begins when the crew leaves the warehouse in Holbrook MA and ends when they return. We will confirm your delivery date, but there will not be a specific delivery time. Deliveries will take place between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

If you would like to book a local delivery, email [email protected] with the weekday delivery day you prefer. Availability is first come, first serve.

Alternative Delivery

You are welcome to use other vendors to arrange transportation of your belongings from Holbrook to your preferred address on any weekday.

Use the form on below to request a pickup appointment and email [email protected] to inform if someone other than yourself is picking up your belongings.

Financial Aid

As noted above, Harvard students with financial aid qualify for an additional subsidy of up to $175 towards the cost of shipping or storing their belongings. This subsidy will be applied automatically and students do not need to take any action to ensure that they receive it. Questions regarding student term bills or how this subsidy will be applied to the term bill should contact Student Financial Services at [email protected]. General questions about financial aid need to be directed to the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office at [email protected]

If No Option Is Indicated

If a student not returning to campus for this Fall Term does not contact Olympia either to extend storage or to arrange shipment or pick up by September 30, Olympia will by default extend the storage at the applicable rate indicated above and deliver the belongings to campus upon the student’s eventual return to campus.

Harvard Student Storage Request Form

Please complete this form to indicate your choice for next steps for your student storage. An Olympia representative will respond to your request with proposed next steps. Due to the high volume of initial requests, please allow at least 6 business days for a response to shipping quote requests.

If you would like to ship only select items, but leave others in storage, please select “Quote to ship storage” in the below form.

If you have any further questions concerning your storage, please email [email protected]