Shipping & Storage Information

You may use a vendor of your choosing to ship belongings directly to campus. Items must be sent to the appropriate mailing address for the residence hall you will be living in and be clearly labeled.

  • Packages may be picked up from Mail & Package Services.
  • Belongings should be shipped to arrive to campus no earlier than August 14th for the Fall semester and December 27th for the Spring semester.
  • Please note that the use of portable storage devices such as PODs or similar container services is prohibited.

Interstate Moving

Interstate Moving is the official storage and shipping partner of George Washington University. Students living on campus are encouraged to store and ship their items with Interstate Moving over the summer or while studying abroad. The company accepts reservations online and offers pickup to on campus locations and delivery to on and off campus locations.


Summer and Study Abroad Storage

Interstate Moving offers pickup or delivery year round and prices items on a per-term (summer or semester) basis. They deliver free packing supplies on campus to students who sign up for their storage or shipping services. Beginning Monday, April 19, you may sign up for Interstate's service:

Beginning Monday, April 19 Sign-Up for Interstate Moving Summer Storage

Early Delivery to Residence Halls

The contract with Interstate Moving includes early delivery drop-off for on campus students. Campus officials escort Interstate Moving crew members into the residence halls so your items are waiting for you when you arrive. Other storage companies are not permitted to deliver items early.

UPS Store Services

Student Storage and Shipping Studying Abroad?  Need Summer or Winter Storage? Room Pickup And Delivery are available. Sign up anytime at: or call the UPS Store at: 202-457-8166 or visit the store on campus at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Other Storage Options

GW does not provide storage on campus. While we recommend Interstate Moving, students can choose any company they wish for storage and shipping services. There are numerous vendors in the DC area that do provide storage and many offer their services on campus during the move-out period. As these are all independent companies not affiliated with the university, we recommend researching each company before storing your items with them. Other companies are not allowed into the residence halls and rooms and should you use their services you will be required to arrange pick-up and delivery at a location outside of your residence hall.