Moving to College by Airplane

Apr 20, 2023

You’ve decided to go to a college that isn’t close to home, and the best way to get there is by plane. Now, how will you move all of your belongings to the new dorm? Read on for our tips for moving to college by airplane.

Packing Tips for Moving to College by Airplane

Before you start packing, create a list of what you plan on bringing. We suggest dividing your things into three categories:

  1. Ship– These are items that you don’t need this summer but can be packed and shipped to campus for move-in day. This may include bulky sweaters, boots, shoes, a printer, room décor, etc. Pro Tip: Collegeboxes can ship you a kit of five boxes! All you have to do is pack up, ship to our storage facility and on move-in day your belongings will be delivered right to your dorm!
  2. Buy upon arrival– Don’t feel like you need to have everything purchased and ready before move-in day. Some items (like mirrors, bikes, etc.) are not ideal for shipping or packing to bring on the airplane and can be bought at a store near your college.
  3. Pack for the airplane– This should include everything else that you’re not shipping or buying once you get there, such as clothing, toiletries, personal items, etc. Try to make this your smallest category to avoid paying for weight overages and extra bags at the airport.

Shipping Tips

As the #1 student storage and shipping provider in the country, Collegeboxes, powered by U-Haul, have you all taken care of when it comes to moving to college via their Ship to School service.

Here’s how it works: Students simply pack up their boxes (we recommend shipping in our double walled boxes with extra added protection) at any time over the summer. Then, Collegeboxes will ship them to a secure climate-controlled storage facility near the college and deliver to their dorm room on the scheduled date. In other words, it’s moving to college made easy.

Collegeboxes can help pack and load your items into a moving truck.

Storage Tips

Storage comes in handy in a couple of ways when you’re moving to the college by airplane. For example, if you bought your new futon for next year but can’t move it home, put it into storage. Storage is especially helpful to college students in between semesters. Remember that futon that you couldn’t move before school started? Well, you’ll need a place to store it in between semesters too!

Check out Collegeboxes for all the details on summer storage for college students like yourself.

Whether you’re moving to college by airplane for the first time or for your senior year, Collegeboxes is here. While you enjoy summer break and begin the excitement of moving to college, you can be sure that move-in day will be easy with Collegeboxes.

Visit Collegeboxes today to sign up and make moving to the college by airplane easy!

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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in May 2019 and has been refreshed and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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