Updated August 4th, 2021
Students Currently in Storage and Returning to Campus for Fall ’21, Please note:
- If you stored your items with Olympia
- Are returning to campus this fall
- Have a room assignment
Your items will be delivered to your room in advance of your arrival in accordance with Harvard’s policies and procedures. No action is required on your end for this to happen. This process will begin on August 8th and continue for several weeks.
Olympia does not have more information available at this time. Should you have additional questions concerning specific details, please reach out to Harvard University directly.
For students NOT returning to campus Fall ’21, the following options are available:
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.
If you would like to request a no obligation quote for shipping, please do so via the form below. You may request shipping at any time.
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 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 their desire 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.
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. Harvard will then apply a $175 subsidy, and term-bill the student for balance of the cost.
Students who would like to ship internationally can expect the same process as outlined above. However, please be advised that international shipping can be expensive. International carriers’ transit fees are significant regardless of the size of the shipment. 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.
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 pick up appointment and email [email protected] to inform us if someone other than yourself is picking up your belongings.
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 does not contact Olympia either to extend storage or to arrange shipping, Olympia will, by default, extend the storage at the applicable rates 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 in relation to 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]