Student Storage Program

Storage of Personal Items While Away from Campus

Connors Brothers of Williamstown is once again providing the preferred* storage option for returning Williams students to store as many items as they wish to store.

To participate in the program for summer 2022, students must sign up via Connors Brothers’ website by Friday, May 13, 2022. (This program is Connors Brothers’ Per-Item Summer Storage.)

Read below for more details.

    • $5/item/month (box, bin, bicycle, lamp, etc.)
    • $50 PDHS (pick-up, delivery, handling, and supplies) fee per round trip (a round trip means that items are picked up once, brought to storage once, then brought back to campus for the student once).
    • Supplies included are four medium-sized boxes and a roll of packing tape.
    • Connors Brothers will directly bill each student participant, and the student participant is responsible to pay the bill directly to Connors Brothers.
    • All student participants must pick up their boxes & tape from 5/17-5/20/22. Connors Brothers will let you know where & when they will be available.
    • All student participants must use the label provided by Connors Brothers on each item being stored, completed with their specific information.
    • All student participants must coordinate directly with Connors Brothers on item pick-up and return-delivery dates and times. Pick-ups will begin on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
    • All student participants must meet Connors Brothers on the Connors-Brothers-approved dates and times at their residence hall’s designated common room for in-person pickup & delivery. Connors Brothers CANNOT retrieve items from students’ private rooms.
    • This is an “all or nothing” delivery program, meaning that you must receive all of your stored items upon delivery (you cannot designate some items to return, and some to stay in storage, etc.).
    • Students may use this program for interim storage (between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the summer, as well as between the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall semester). Please note, however, that only one PDHS fee will be paid by the college for students who receive aid, and each interim storage period will incur a one-month storage charge.
  • Students who receive financial aid from the college continue to be eligible for financial assistance with storage through Connors Brothers at the same financial level as before for the summer months:

    • $5/item/month stored for up to four items for June, July, August for the summers between the student’s first year and graduation (maximum of $60 per summer).
    • $50 pick-up, delivery, handling, and supplies (PDHS) fee each summer between the student’s first year and graduation (maximum of $50 per summer).
    • The college will pay these costs directly to Connors Brothers.
    • Any additional stored items or PDHS fees, and any fees for items that remain in storage outside of June, July, and August, are the responsibility of the student to pay directly to Connors Brothers.**This step is new**
  • Students who receive financial aid from the college continue to be eligible for financial assistance with storage through Connors Brothers while studying away, at the same financial level as before:

    • $5/item/month stored for up to four items.
    • $50 pick-up, delivery, handling, and supplies (PDHS) fee.
    • The college will pay these costs directly to Connors Brothers.
    • Any additional stored items or PDHS fees are the responsibility of the student to pay directly to Connors Brothers. **This step is new**
  • Students who withdraw from the college or take a leave of absence from the college during the academic year, are responsible for the logistics and costs associated with any correlated storage. Students who feel they have an exceptional financial circumstance should fill out the Critical Needs Funding request form.

  • Students may store items that are permitted in campus residences by college policy.

    Items NOT permitted in campus residences by college policy are NOT permitted to be stored in this program.

    Additional items that may NOT be stored in this program include: college-owned items, personally-owned mini-fridges and microwaves, food of any kind (including spices), liquids of any kind, explosives or explosive materials, and firearms.

    Non-permitted items that are found to have been stored, will result in a $250 fine, the loss of future storage privileges, and, depending on what was stored, a possible referral to the Deans for disciplinary action.

    The college assumes no responsibility for personal items placed in storage, and it is strongly recommended that valuable items not be placed in storage.

  • Students may contract directly with local companies who provide off-site storage options, if they wish to do so. Students have typically used Connors Brothers and Mullen, among others. Students who choose to do so, are responsible for all costs regardless of financial aid status, as well as logistics, and are responsible for any resulting damage caused to college property.

    Any storage pods that are to be brought to campus, must be placed in locations pre-approved by Facilities for drop-off and pick-up.


Storage of Personal Items While On Campus In-Residence

  • During the academic year, storage space is available in most residence halls for students to store some personal belongings (luggage, etc.).

    Furniture (beds, couches, chairs, etc.) is not permitted in campus storage due to lack of space.

    With the exception of co-ops, where residents monitor their own storage areas, arrangements for storage or removal should be made through the building custodian. (If the custodian has responsibility for more than one building and can’t be located, CSS may be contacted for access.)

    The college assumes no responsibility for personal items placed in storage and it is strong recommended that valuable items not be placed into storage.

  • Due to the limited space available, in-house storage rooms are routinely cleaned out at the end of the academic year to ensure storage space for the following year’s residents. Any items left in these spaces at the end of the academic year shall be deemed transferred to the college and will be disposed of at the discretion of the college. It is further expressly acknowledged and agreed by all persons using the storage areas that the proceeds, if any, of such disposal likewise shall be the property of the college.