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Residence Life at Messiah College

Storage Policy and Request



In order to take advantage of the storage service, I must live at least 300 miles away from campus as stated in the current Student Handbook. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. I understand that I assume full responsibility for items placed in any storage area. "Although Messiah will make every reasonable effort to protect student property, it is not in any way liable for the loss, theft, or damage of any property belonging to residents. Messiah is also not responsible for damage or injury that may be caused by breakage, leakage, or obstruction of pipes, electrical systems, loss of computer programs because of electrical surges, or by other latent building system defects not known to Messiah."

I understand that I cannot store empty boxes during the summer. I understand that I am not allowed to store furniture of any kind; carpet, lumber or lofts, tires, flammable liquids, room furnishings. Other upholstered furniture is not permitted in storage rooms! Due to limited space available, a student should not expect to store more than two to three medium-sized boxes.

I will ensure that all items are properly secured--and that none of the items in boxes, crates, trunks, etc., can shift and/or fall out of their containers. Items must be packaged as if to be shipped or mailed. Belongings may get moved around somewhat due to changes in the storage areas. I further understand that failure to comply with any of the above stipulations may result in disposal and/or removal of items placed in any storage area.

Retrieving Your Items

You may retrieve your items at the beginning of each semester at posted times. Access will not be given during the summer.

NOTE: Items that remain in storage for more than 30 days after permanently leaving on-campus housing or student status (i.e. transfer, graduation, etc.) will be disposed of after an attempt has been made to contact him/her.



  1. Complete and submit a Storage Request Form to the Res Life Office. You will store items in the building you will be living next year with the following exceptions:
    • All apartments - Store in Mellinger
    • Fall Study Abroad - Store in Witmer
    • Satellite houses - Store in Naugle
    • Those without a fall housing assignment - Store in Witmer
  1. Pick up storage labels from the Office of Residence Life (Eisenhower 207).
  2. Pack your belongings and bring to the storage area May 8 - 14 from 7 - 9 p.m.



Fill out a Storage Request here