Coronavirus concerns lead universities to halt in-person classes; students moving home could follow
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 12, 2020) — Collegeboxes®, the No. 1 student storage and shipping provider in the country, wants its customers to know their personal belongings can be picked up and shipped or stored on short notice as UNC System institutions, Duke University and other schools notify students they are suspending classroom instruction for the coming weeks and encouraging students not to return to campus after spring break due to coronavirus precautions.
As transitions to online classes occur, there is the possibility North Carolina universities may follow other schools and direct students to depart campus for the remainder of the spring term. This would require many students to move home, where they can meet academic requirements remotely, prior to customary campus move-out days in late spring and summer.
Collegeboxes is prepared to accommodate a spike in early spring moves if the need arises in North Carolina. Contact (866) 269-4887 or email@example.com to find out when Collegeboxes will be on your 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 at a nearby U-Haul facility while they are away.
UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State and Duke are among more than 175 schools that Collegeboxes serves, including 14 in North Carolina – a group also featuring Davidson, High Point, UNC-Greensboro and Wake Forest.
Students who are not already customers can create a free account at collegeboxes.com. Founded in 1999, Collegeboxes has been powered by U-Haul® since 2009.
For universities seeking more immediate moving solutions, 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 U-Haul location near you or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
U-Haul Company of Raleigh offers 13 stores in close proximity to UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and Duke with truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies, self-storage, U-Box portable moving and storage containers, and more. There are 44 U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities statewide to assist college students who may be planning moves on short notice.
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Durham Chapel Hill at 4411 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. is a short distance from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, while U-Haul Moving & Storage of Chapel Hill at 102 Vickers Road is equally close to the Tar Heels’ campus. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown at 716 Capital Blvd. is just blocks from N.C. State. All three locations offer self-storage and U-Box containers, and can provide the expertise to help.
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.