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Storage Policy

There are many commercial storage facilities in the area that provide secure storage at reasonable rates. We strongly recommend that you store your things off campus.

Although Hampshire College provides limited space for students to store items over the summer and/or during the academic year, the college assumes no liability. Students use storage spaces at their own risk of theft, water or fire damage, or any other type of loss.

All stored items must be in boxes, labeled with student’s name and date of deposit. Students who are moving into Dakin, Merrill, or Prescott for the coming academic year may store items in their new housing area over the summer.

Only boxes and mini-fridges may be stored; no furniture, computers, or bicycles will be allowed in storage areas.

The following rules apply for all storage areas

  • Each student is limited to three boxes.
  • Boxes must be clearly labeled with: student's name, box number, phone extension, and the date items are being put into storage
  • No bags, furniture, or bikes.
  • Storage can be used for summer or the academic year only.
  • Students who go on leave or field study may NOT leave items in storage during their absence.
  • There is no access to storage over the summer or during the winter shut down.

Students who won a Greenwich or Enfield mod during the lottery may arrange to put their things in storage in Dakin or Merrill over the summer.

Students must remove items from storage upon their graduation or withdrawal from the college. Items left beyond the student's separation date will be discarded at the discretion of house staff.

Special Note regarding storage areas in Greenwich and Enfield mods.

Greenwich and Enfield have no free standing storage rooms and students CANNOT store items inside these mods over the summer. Any items left at the end of the academic year, including furniture, will be discarded by physical plant staff and students will be billed for "extra cleaning" charges.


Contact Us

Housing Operations Office
Merrill Student Life Center
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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