Coronavirus concerns prompt Pennsylvania universities to halt in-person classes, request students stay away
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (March 12, 2020) — College move-out day looks to be moving up on the calendar for countless students across Pennsylvania and the rest of the U.S.
U-Haul is ready to help students as unanticipated mid-term moving needs have to be met, with trucks and trailers organized in major college markets for short-notice reservations.
Temple, Penn and Pittsburgh are among the universities to notify students that classes have been moved online for the remainder of the spring semester. Other universities like Penn State, Princeton and Villanova have committed to resuming in-person classes no earlier than April. Most schools have extended spring break and asked students to remain off campus.
Many students will move home to meet their academic requirements remotely and need to move, store or ship their belongings. Unlike other operators, U-Haul rents vans and trucks to customers age 18 and up with a valid driver’s license, offers a variety of truck and trailer sizes at every self-storage location, and accepts third-party pay, which enables family members to fund their loved one’s moving and storage needs.
For universities seeking immediate moving solutions for their students, U-Haul has the infrastructure to provide boxes, tape and other supplies to campuses, and can offer free delivery during these challenging circumstances. Go to uhaul.com to find a location near you or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
Locations most convenient to students at downtown Philadelphia universities include: U-Haul Moving & Storage of Philadelphia at 314 N. 13th St.; U-Haul Moving & Storage of Riverview at 8 E. Oregon Ave.; and U-Haul Moving & Storage of Strawberry Mansion at 2800 Ridge Ave.
Collegeboxes®, the No. 1 student storage and shipping provider in U.S., is another easy solution for moving belongings off campus. Customers can contact (866) 269-4887 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when Collegeboxes will be on their campus picking up items for storage or shipping.
Customers should create an account at Collegeboxes.com to initiate an order. FedEx® will then ship items to customers’ residences. Supply Kits include five double-walled boxes, packing tape, a permanent marker, 10 label pouches and zip ties. Once packed, an at-home service will pick up the boxes and save customers the trip to the shipping center at no additional charge.
With the international option, items can be shipped anywhere across the globe. Students also may opt to have Collegeboxes hold their personal belongings in climate-controlled storage while they are away.
Collegeboxes serves 13 Pennsylvania schools (Bucknell, Drexel, Penn State, Temple, Penn, Pittsburgh and Villanova among them) and 175-plus schools across the U.S.
Students can click on MovingHelp.com to find local Moving Help® Service Providers to assist with their moves home.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.