Summer Storage

Updated April 2017

Although space is limited Harvey Mudd College currently provides storage to many of our returning students and summer residents. Storage is only permitted in designated campus dorm storage rooms and storage pods.  These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. The College is not responsible for items that are damaged, lost, or stolen while in storage.  Items not stored in the proper location (dorm storage rooms or storage pods) will be discarded or recycled.  For that reason, we recommend students take all personal belongings with them when they move out of their dorm room.

2017 Summer Storage FAQs

Why can’t I leave my items in my room, suite or lounge when I move out?

  • Summer is a time when the college deep cleans dorm main lounges, suite lounges, and rooms, as well as performs maintenance and repairs to our residence halls. This process is necessary to prevent permanent degradation and damage to college assets and facilities.

What do I do with my personal bed, couch, bicycle or other large personal items?

  • Designated dorm storage rooms will be available for student-owned couches, beds, bicycles and other personal items larger than a mini-refrigerator.

I looked in the storage rooms and they currently have lots of things in them, how will my items fit?

  • The storage rooms will be cleaned out between May 3, 2017 and May 8, 2017.  Students are expected to remove any of their personal belongings from the storage room by 7 a.m. May 3, 2017. College staff will then remove and discard all remaining items. The storage rooms will reopen for couches and large item summer storage at 8 a.m. May 8, 2017.

Can I leave personal items in a dorm lounge or suite during the summer months?

  • No student storage will be permitted in any dorm lounge or suite. Items left in suites or lounges will be discarded.

What do I do with my smaller items?

  • Small items are defined as any item the size of a mini-refrigerator or smaller. Items such as clothing, bedding, room decor, desk lamps, school supplies, etc., should be packaged in labeled boxes or hard plastic containers and stored in designated pods or off campus in personal storage.

I have items that are appropriate for donating, what do I do with them?

  • Donation spaces have been designated in each dorm. These donation locations will be clearly labeled and communicated to the dorm residents via the dorm presidents. Donation items may include couches, refrigerators, clothing, books, etc. Do not donate perishables.

What do I do with my e-waste?

  • You may place your e-waste in the designated bin located on the west side of Atwood Dorm.

Can I leave my properly packaged boxes or containers in my room, suite or lounge while I’m off campus?

  • No student storage will be permitted in any dorm lounge or suite. Items left in suites or lounges will be discarded.

How do I know which storage pod I should use?

  • Storage pods will be appropriately labeled by use, e.g. summer math, summer resident, early arrival and by dorm designation. Dorm presidents will assist with the organization, management and access codes of the on-campus storage pods.
  • All items stored in the pods must be properly tagged with owner information and stored in boxes or hard plastic containers.

I’m participating in Summer Math, where do I put my things?

  • Storage pods will be appropriately labeled and available for summer math students to place their items at the conclusion of the program. All items stored in the pods must be properly tagged with owner information and stored in boxes or hard plastic containers.

I’m participating in Summer Research or working on campus during part of the summer, where do I put my things?

  • Storage pods will be appropriately labeled and available for summer residents students to place their items at the conclusion of their program. All items stored in the pods must be properly tagged with owner information and stored in boxes or hard plastic containers.

I’m arriving early to campus in the fall as a proctor, mentor, orientation leaders, fall athlete, where do I put my things?

  • Storage pods will be appropriately labeled and available for early arrival students to place their items in when they leave campus. All items stored in the pods must be properly tagged with owner information and stored in boxes or hard plastic containers.

Can I access my items placed into storage throughout the summer?

The table below shows access periods for items placed in different storage locations.

Storage Locations Access Ends Access Restored
Dorm Storage Rooms and Dorm Labeled Pods 10 a.m. – May 15, 2017 8 a.m. – August 27, 2017
Summer Math Pods 5 p.m. – June 3, 2017 8 a.m. – August 27, 2017
Early Arrival Pods 10 a.m. – May 15, 2017 8 a.m. – August 12, 2017
Summer Resident Pods Accessible throughout the summer.

Which tag do I use?

  • Blue tags are to label bulk items to be discarded, recycled or donated.
  • Orange tags are to be used to identify a bicycle belonging to a summer resident, thereby indicating it may stay on a bike rack for the summer. All other bicycles must be stored in the dorm storage rooms or they will be removed from the rack and discarded.
  • Yellow tags are for your use to identify your personal property being placed in dorm storage and in the storage pods.
  • Pink tags will be used by staff to indicate a piece of furniture as an item recognized by the college to remain in the dorm common areas during summer, e.g. college asset.

Where do I pick up tags?

  • From dean of students and facilities and maintenance offices.

Where do I dispose of my trash or recyclables myself?

  • There will be two appropriately labeled large containers located in the center of the quad dorms.  Dispose of your trash and recyclables in the appropriate bin.

Off Campus Storage Options

Self Storage Resources That Will Come to Campus

Self Storage Resources a Short Drive From Campus