Registration for Harvard Student Storage is now closed. If you have any questions, you can contact us at [email protected]


Storage pricing is a flat fee for the duration of March 14, 2020 to September 1, 2020. Price includes pick up, storage and delivery. Olympia will deliver your belongings to your new dorm prior to the start of the fall semester. An item is a box, bulky item, or unboxed items such as bicycles, furniture and refrigerators.

  • Up to 4 items: $255
  • Up to 7 items: $305
  • Up to 10 items: $355
  • +$40 per item for each item over 10 items
  • *Items delivered out earlier or later (at the request of the student) will be priced on an individual basis.

After your belongings have been picked up, you will receive a billing email from Olympia Moving & Storage confirming the number of items that have been picked up and the billing total, as well as a link to pay online via credit card. Please note that all storage balances must be paid in full in order for storage to be released in the fall.

Storage Label Instructions

Click here to download and print the storage label or get one from the Building Manager’s Office.

Please use tape to adhere to these labels to all boxes and furniture going to storage.

Every box and furniture piece must be labeled.  All required information must be completed on the label, including:

  • Your full name
  • Your current room assignment
  • Your student ID
  • Your cell phone number
  • Your email

In addition, please write your name and student ID on the outside of the box (separate from the label).

Please put all items together against a wall with labels facing into the room to avoid confusion.  Items must be separated per individual.

Packing Instructions

Harvard is supplying a moving supplies to each resident. These supplies are available with the Building Managers’ office.

  • Book Boxes 16x12x12: use for Books, CDs, etc.
  • 3.1 Boxes 18x18x18: use for Pots, Pans, Shoes, etc.
  • 4.5 Boxes 24x18x18: use for Linens, Clothing, etc.
  • Tape Roll
  • Bubble wrap

Follow the below-packing instructions to help ensure a successful relocation:

Protect the Contents

Be sure to properly protect the contents within each box.

  • If possible, use the original boxes to pack electronics.
  • Use the supplied Bubble Wrap or packing paper to pack fragile items such as china, picture frames, mugs, etc.
  • Make certain that items inside boxes are secure enough so that they cannot move around inside the box. Use clothing, towels, blankets, or crumpled newspaper to fill open spaces.
  • Do NOT pack any liquids.

Watch What You Pack

There are some items you should take with you, as Harvard does not insure against loss or damage.  These include:

  • Jewelry, coins, cash, gift cards, and collectibles.
  • Items of intangible value.
  • Important documents such as passports and birth certificates.
  • Electronics containing important or valuable data.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Liability is limited to sixty (60) cents per pound per article and fragile items that were not packed correctly will not be covered.

Distribute the Weight Evenly

To protect the integrity of the boxes, please pack heavier items in smaller boxes.

  • Books should only be packed in the smallest boxes (1.5 cubic feet).
  • It is a good idea to place the heavier objects as close to the center of the box as possible to help maintain the structural integrity of the container.

Secure and Seal Your Items

  • Boxes: In sealing your boxes, you should place tape along each seam of the box. Do not use masking tape or string.
  • Carpets & Rugs: Make sure your carpets and rugs are rolled tightly, secured with tape, and covered in plastic to keep them free from dust.
  • File Cabinets & Desks: Be sure to empty all drawers.
  • Shelves: Separate the shelves from the frame, and tape them together tightly. Store any loose hardware in one of your boxes.
  • Refrigerators: Unplug your fridge TWO DAYS before move out. Make sure your fridge is completely empty, defrosted, and dry at the time of pickup. Secure loose items inside of the fridge and tape the door shut. Bundle and tape the power cord to the back of the fridge, behind the cooling coils so it is not “dangling” on the ground.
  • Trunks and Luggage: Make sure that these items are locked or securely taped to prevent the contents from spilling during handling.

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