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Storage Space for Students

The College provides a trunk room in each residence hall to provide storage to active students during the academic year. The trunk room is intended for academic-year storage only. The Mount Holyoke College academic year begins with the opening of school, in September, and ends with the closing of the residence halls for the underclass students in May. The trunk room is designed to provide space for boxes, suitcases, and those few extra items students bring from home but realize they do not need. Trunk rooms are only large enough for students to store a few belongings.

Items stored in trunk rooms must be clearly marked with name, class year and date of storage. Room furniture, upholstered/overstuffed furniture, bikes, and items stored in open containers pose fire risks to the community and are prohibited from the trunk rooms. If these items are found in a trunk room, they will be removed and disposed of immediately.

At the end of each academic semester, Facilities Management staff go through the trunk rooms and remove abandoned items and unsafe items. Students store belongings at their own risk. The College is not responsible for protecting or securing items stored in trunk rooms. The College is not responsible for anything stored in the trunk rooms. Items may be inadvertently removed and discarded, misplaced, stolen, or subject to other accidental damage or loss. The College strongly encourages students to make off campus storage arrangements. To obtain access to the trunk room, please contact your Residential Fellow. Public Safety and Service, Facilities Management, and the Office of Residential Life will not unlock trunk rooms. The trunk room is a locked but unsecured area. Access is available to any student or staff member affiliated with the College. The trunk rooms are located in the residence hall basements and subject to moisture and climate changes.

At the closing of Spring semester or upon any extended separation from the College (medical leave, withdrawal, graduation) students must take belongings home or locate an off campus summer storage facility.

Storage Guidelines

What types of items CAN be stored?

  • Luggage and trunks
  • Plastic storage bins with lids
  • Refrigerators and microwaves
  • Rugs (must be rolled, tied, and labeled)

Items stored in trunk rooms must be clearly marked with name, class year and date of storage.

All items must be in a closed or sealed container. Open crates, bags of any kind, and open boxes are not allowed. Anything improperly stored will be discarded.

  • Furniture of any kind such as futon frames, upholstered chairs, etc.
  • Items stored in large travel bags or garbage bags
  • Crates or boxes with no lids
  • Bikes
  • Floor Lamps
  • Flammable or hazardous materials

Summer Storage

There is absolutely no storage available during the summer months. Students must take their belongings home during the summer months or locate an off-campus storage facility. Graduating seniors must remove all belongings from the trunk rooms immediately following graduation. After graduation, any items remaining in the trunk room belonging to graduated seniors will be removed and disposed.

Any items found in trunk rooms during the summer months will be discarded.

MHC's Preferred Vendor

Boomerang Storage
Contact: Scott George

  • Door-to-door storage and shipping services
  • Free Pick up, Free Delivery, and Free Boxes!
  • Only company authorized to deliver to your room prior to your return to school
  • 20 Years of experience with student storage and shipping
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Email: service@boomerangstorage.com

Other local storage facilities

This list is provided as a convenience. Mount Holyoke College does not endorse for or vouch for any of the companies listed. For additional storage options, please consult the local yellow pages.

Amherst Self Storage
1270 Federal Street
Belchertown, MA 01007

Chicopee Self Storage
657 Meadow Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

Chuck It Self Storage
346 East Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Cold Spring Self Storage
150 Bay Road
Belchertown, MA 01007

Community Self Storage
22 Industrial Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075

Ideal Movers & Storage
10 Mill Valley Road
Hadley, MA 01035


Sheridan Street Self Storage
105 Sheridan Street
Chicopee, MA 01020

Sitterly Movers & Storage 
270 Liberty Street
Springfield, MA 01104

South Hadley Self Storage
46 East Crew St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Contact: Nicole LeBlanc

UHaul: Holyoke Location
250 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

UHaul: Chicopee Location
499 Montgomery Street
Chicopee, MA 01020

The UPS Store: Chicopee Location
1981 Memorial Drive 
Chicopee, MA 01020
Contact: Audra Vitale

The UPS Store: East Longmeadow Location
444A North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Contact Us

The Office of Residential Life is responsible for the administration of—and student life in—the residence halls on campus at Mount Holyoke.