Moving and Storage Container Policy

Small, individual moving/storage containers, commonly referred to as PODS, are a convenient option for Oberlin students to use when planning for arrival on campus, summer storage, and/or departure from campus at the end of an academic year. 

All arrangements for delivery and pick-up of the container must be made by the student and/or family of the student. 

Container size should be limited to those accommodating 1-1.5 rooms, typically 7'-8' in length (exact measurements vary by company).

Regardless of the drop-off location (details below), students are required to inform Facility Operations of the planned date and time of the container delivery and pick-up.  

Arrival

  • Containers can be delivered to campus 24-72 hours prior to student's approved arrival/move-in date
  • Containers must be picked up within 24-72 hours of the arrival/move-in date of the student
  • For planning purposes, housing assingments are typically finalized by the beginning of August

Departure

  • Containers can be delivered on campus 24-72 hours prior to student's approved departure/move-out date
  • Containers must be picked up within 24-72 hours of the departure/move-out of the student 

Location Options 

  • Students living in Village Housing can have containers delivered to the driveway at their house street address
  • Students living in traditional residence halls, OSCA housing, Firelands, or Union-Goldsmith housing must use one of the following locations:
    • Union-Goldsmith Housing Parking Lot: 284 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
      • Recommended for Union-Goldsmith and north campus residence halls
    • Woodland Street Parking Lot: 124 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
      • Recommended for central campus residence halls
    • Gray Gables Parking Lot: 149 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
      • Recommended for central and south campus residence halls

Moving/Storage Container Providers 

** The following is not a comprehensive list of all companies available for moving/storage container services. You may choose any company for these services that best fits your needs. Prices and policies vary by company. This list is not an endorsement of services but a list of known service providers. Oberlin is not responsible for any arrangement made with these companies for your storage and/or moving needs.