Thank you for your cooperation as Olympia Moving & Storage continues to support Harvard Students during the current pandemic. The Olympia Team is working hard to ensure the safe collection, storage, and subsequent return of your belongings.

We would ask you to please be mindful that Olympia is working under the direction of the University in a challenging and dynamic environment. We do not have advance knowledge of the University’s future plans, but will work with individual students to determine appropriate next steps.

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

Students Returning to Campus Fall 2020

Students who are returning to Harvard for the Fall 2020 term will have their belongings delivered to their new rooms on campus prior to the start of classes.

Options for Students Not Returning to Campus Fall 2020

Harvard is providing the following options for students currently in storage that will not return to campus in the fall. Please complete the form below to indicate how you wish to proceed.

Extension of Storage

Students may extend the storage of their belongings for as long as they choose. The original Harvard student storage program expires 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

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


Students may choose to have their belongings shipped to them prior to the end of the student storage program on September 15, 2020. Olympia and the university are working with vendors to find the most cost-effective shipping solutions, but due to the high variance in shipment size and distance, students will need to request a quote from Olympia to have their belongings shipped. You may use the form below to request a shipping quote. The shipping quote is no-obligation, and you may choose whether to proceed with shipping after receiving the quote.

Please keep in mind that due to the high volume of requests and efforts to keep shipping cost-effective, we cannot accommodate custom timelines for shipping. Olympia will work to ensure that all requested items are shipped prior to the end of the original student storage program of September 15, 2020.

If a student not returning to campus for this Fall Term does not contact Olympia either to extend storage or to arrange shipment, 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.

Financial Aid

Harvard students with financial aid qualify for an additional $175 stipend towards the cost of shipping or storing their belongings. Please note that any questions regarding this stipend or financial aid need to be directed to the University at [email protected].

Retrieve Belongings in Watertown, MA

Students may request to retrieve their belongings directly from Olympia Moving & Storage’s facility in Watertown, MA. Students need to schedule an appointment at least 72 hours in advance to pick up their belongings. Student pick up appointments are available on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:00am – 3:00pm. 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.

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 are returning to campus for the Fall 2020 term, your belongings will be delivered prior to the start of classes.

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]