Customer Reviews for U-Haul Moving & Storage at University Ave

8,487 reviews

306 E University   Champaign, IL 61820
(Betwn 3rd & 4th)

(217) 351-7040

Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm

Services at this Location:

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(217) 351-7040

306 E University
Champaign, IL 61820
(Betwn 3rd & 4th)

Services at this Location:

Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
  • habla español
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Testimonials From Recent Customers

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Rating:
2.0

I waited an hour and a half for my truck and it caused a big inconvenience to my movers.

Sarah H. 
Rating:
3.0

The truck they gave us was awful. The windshield had multiple cracks, the doors did not close or lock well, the handle to roll down the window was broken, I could not adjust the seat so I could reach the pedals. Also, they had problems with my reservation and did not have the boxes we reserved in stock.

Rebecca L. 
Rating:
5.0

Victor was excellent! All went great!

KIMELA G. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Gordon B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Justin C. 
Rating:
5.0

1, The truck (according to its own dash) was due for an oil change (not a big deal because I was only going to take it for about a hundred miles, but for somebody planning a long trip........? 2. I was not reimbursed for the extra gas I put in. 3. Justin was AWESOME!!!!! Actually, everybody I dealt with was professional, courteous, patient, and helpful - but especially Justin. Give him a raise!

Larry O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

charlie K. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Natalie B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JOHN M. 
Rating:
3.0

Took 45 minutes for checking in even with completing online papers. Filled gas right before dropping off but they still charged for 2 gallons which is definitely not correct. Make sure to take a picture of mileage and gas at pickup and at drop-off so you have something to argue with. I forgot so I just got to eat the extra cost.

Ryan Y. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

joshua K. 
Rating:
5.0

I had trouble with the U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 feature on my Android phone. It could not locate my location using the browser (despite allowing it) and the alternative (barcode scan in browser and via submitting a picture) was not working for me either. I switched over to my wife's iPhone and it worked instantly with zero issues, suggesting that U-Haul does not fully support Android. I have a Samsung S20 which is a fairly new phone so I'm disappointed it did not work. Other than that, it the rental and return process was fine. Thanks Heath and team!

Wayne F. 
Rating:
5.0

This was super easy!

Whitney H. 
Rating:
2.0

One person working, 5-6 in line whole time I was there. gave me a truck with no gas cap!

Dan R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Brian C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Patrick H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Alex L. 
Rating:
4.0

My experience this time was far better than two weeks ago. Who is adequate fuel. The truck was in good order. They had the supplies that I reserved ahead of time. I was able to leave in a timely manner for the most part.

David B. 
Rating:
5.0

The car is not super clean in the first place

Yuhao G. 
Rating:
3.0

I think I was over charged on mileage. I'm certain I did not drive 10 miles but I could not view mileage display because the van needed an oil change.

Jeff Y. 
Rating:
2.0

There was no where to park when i got there for customer parking and i was on time. However My van was given away to someone else and so i didn't get the dolly i paid for in advance and this significantly increased the time to move my daughter from one apartment to the next. The staff assured me i would be refunded for the dolly charge and also not charged for any late return of the van. Also the van they gave me had low tire pressure so i was not able to see the mileage upon return because of the tire pressure indicator but there's no way i went over 5 miles total. Hopefully the refund takes place and if I'm not charged anything additional, i would have no complaints. Because I understand things happen. Thanks

Melissa C. 
Rating:
5.0

clearer instruction for truck returning location

Chenkai W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jason S. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Laura L. 
Rating:
1.0

I refilled the gas to 3/8 in good faith per my contract. Whoever checked my vehicle in deemed it was under 3/8, which is subjective, and charged me an extra $17 by adding 3 gallons. I disagree that it was not at 3/8 when it was turned in (I came straight from the gas station) but absolutely no way did it require the gallons. I feel like this is a scam.

Sarah L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Kiara G. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Leslie S. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Damond J. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Mark T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Eric W. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Victor M. 
Rating:
1.0

Charged $20 for gas when the rep whom I returned the vehicle to said there will be no charge

Charmi S. 
Rating:
5.0

Would Like to get receipt in person as ended up having delays and would like to give other charges to apartment/job

Amanda B. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

leah H. 
Rating:
5.0

Quick, easy and no hassel.

Jason R. 
Rating:
5.0

Very quick and professional service. Every employee was efficient and productive. I've never experienced too-notch service at a U-haul store until visiting this location!

Rusti S. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Todd C. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Shiva O. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Drew T. 
Rating:
5.0

Very quick mobile check-n and there was a mix-up RE: the mileage I received the truck at. Because the lady I spoke with while picking up sad to verify the gas level and mileage before I go, I had taken a picture and they very quickly corrected it and sent me on my way. 10+ years about I used this same store several times and the level of service has gone up considerably since that time. Well done.

Brandon H. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Charles O. 
Rating:
5.0

Great service again.

Jason L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Catherine G. 
Rating:
3.0

All was fine except for computer issues at pick up made for a long wait. Probably just a network fluke.

John K. 
Rating:
5.0

Check in was very efficient and friendly

Adam W. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Desme D. 
Rating:
5.0

Great staff!

Dean S. 
Rating:
5.0

Keep doing what your doing. Excellent staff and customer service. GREAT!!!

Robert P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

John D. 
Rating:
5.0

Everything was great!

Brett F. 
Rating:
1.0

Staff was very ignorant. Had van reserved but it was given out because of being 5 minutes late

THIEN D. 
Rating:
2.0

The pick up process was difficult and costumer service did not help nor was kind.

Melissa R. 
Rating:
3.0

Had a hospital emergency. Staff was notified of this and told equipment would be late and equipment was in fact a day plus an hour and a half late. Staff charged 2 full days penalty. It seems that 1 day would have been more suitable. Even so, I would recommend them (the fellow who checked me in was very very helpful) with a warning!

Ralph M. 
Rating:
2.0

It took until after 5:30 to pick up my 5:00 reservation. The self return barcode on the door doesn't work so I had to have someone check in the truck. Luckily they were still inside or I would've been charged $20 for them to verify my drop-off in the morning even though I returned it almost 2 hours early. The staff were not overly helpful with the process. I reserved online, checked in online, and when I showed up I still had to go through the entire process again. Then I was told the truck would be brought up front and after 15 minutes it still wasn't there. When I asked again, one of the employees took the keys to go get it and took another 10 minutes to bring it around the building. Huge time waste.

Brandon P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Sarah R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Sanjay P.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Janette A. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Tyler R. 
Rating:
5.0

There were so many customers that I had to stand in a long line, but the person working at the counter made the process of returning the keys so simple and easy to finish.

KOOKJIN Y. 
Rating:
4.0

The line was long, I would reccommend ahoqinh up 15-20 minutes before your rental time.

Brittany P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Dongwoo L. 
Rating:
5.0

Truck ran fine but it did reek of smoke. I suggest a thorough detailing of the seats & carpets every once in a while.

Lynn B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Carol B. 
Rating:
5.0

Professional and organized

Kimberley K. 
Rating:
3.0

While staff was accommodating and friendly the location was poorly organized. Trucks were parked in the wrong order which resulted in several changes needed and inefficient check in. Trucks need to be better maintained! Some of them did not have controllers to adjust mirrors making it extremely unsafe to drive!

Grigory T. 
Rating:
5.0

I have a issue with my reservation. My problem. COVID disrupted my plans. Agents were very quick and helpful to resolve.

CHARLES G. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Chris J. 
Rating:
4.0

I called before coming in and the person on the phone didn't know what they were taking about, but the person that checked me in and the person that checked us out were awesome.

Susan D. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Xin G. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Alex L. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Katherine H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

AUBREY L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ramone S. 
Rating:
5.0

We had a great experience. The location was very busy when we arrived, but the staff was patient, kind and efficient. Great job!

Beth N. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David R. 
Rating:
2.0

If your expectation is for me to have the fuel above one quarter of a tank, it ought to be there at least that when I pick it up. The fact you would charge me $30 if I returned the fuel below a quarter of a tank, but only give me a credit of $8 for gas, equivalent to less than 2 gallons, is absolutely ridiculous! I reserved two 2-wheel carts. When I checked in they said they weren't any in the store available. That it was first come first serve. It didn't matter that I reserved them over a month ago. That's unprofessional. It was a good thing if there was one already in the back of the truck I had reserved. I tried to check the truck over carefully when I picked it up. There were numerous marks on the side that were unmarked from previous uses. And the check engine light was on along with the oil. I could not find the hood opener, but was told everything was in working order. With the shape of the truck, it left me feeling very uncertain. By the time I left, I had spent nearly an hour getting the truck that I had already pre-registered for. All the workers were courteous. I was treated with respect. I have no complaints on the workers, just the process.

David B. 
Rating:
3.0

Short staffed in store lines are long, wait times when you call exceed 20 minutes. Staff is helpful and friendly despite being slammed from every side. U-Haul can help here!

Michael N. 
Rating:
1.0

Yesterday (7/18), I wanted to extend my rental time. I was put on hold three times. Within seconds after the associate picked up, she instantly put me on hold. Tried to call a second and third time, and never got help. She left me on hold until after closing time (waited until 715pm) and she never talked to me. Of course, if I hang up and call, I will get the automatic message that they're closed. I don't think she ever intended to talk to me… It's unfortunate how I was treated and I genuinely needed help.

Angeli J. 
Rating:
2.0

This location has never had all of the equipment I order in stock when I arrive to pick it up. Additionally, the windshield wiper blades on the truck were improperly installed and flew off during a rainstorm while I was driving on a highway.

BENJAMIN H. 
Rating:
5.0

This is the best rental. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to rent

santiago S. 
Rating:
4.0

Having more people working would've reduced wait times. Our vehicle readiness survey expired before we had all of our moving blankets.

Jonathan P. 
Rating:
4.0

Location seemed to be understaffed as service was slow.

Jarvis S. 
Rating:
5.0

I have had no complaints.

don L. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

sherese P. 
Rating:
3.0

Only let people reserve trucks you know you will have. This is not a location issue. This is a company issue.

William P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ann H. 
Rating:
5.0

Always polite

Robert S. 
Rating:
4.0

No tag on dolly so got charged for use. Fully prep trucks

robert C. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Carla P. 
Rating:
3.0

I tried the mobile checkin but the van I needed was not labeled so I could not locate it. The staff inside were overworked to the point of not being helpful. She gave me the key and told me I had to just go look again. I was finally able to locate the van by trying the key until I found the right one.

Nathan H. 
Rating:
1.0

there are not enough U-Haul trucks in Champaign-Urbana-Danville area. i only scheduled a truck for one day and it rained most of the day that day so i was going to need the truck for a second day so instead of just keeping the truck another day, i called to say i needed it a second day and they whole city is booked so i had to return the truck and then go rent another truck and spend another $146 when it should have just cost me another $39.95 so i'm not very happy at all

jonathon S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David A. 
Rating:
5.0

Good team, recommend them!

arthur W. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JEREMIE K. 
Rating:
3.0

There was only one girl working at the counter at this location and she seemed very overwhelmed. She was kind and helpful, but she was so busy that she couldn't keep up with the customers. This location really needs more than one person on staff. That being said, she told me to leave my trailer in the parking lot and later that day I got a confirmation email so I guess everything went well here. You should really hire an additional person to run the desk though.

Mitchell B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Tim R. 
Rating:
5.0

Parking was bad. Rocks in customer parking lot made it hard to walk .

ALLETA S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Betty S. 
Rating:
5.0

Love this location

Stacey G. 
Rating:
5.0

Great service

Stacey G. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JOHN M. 
Rating:
2.0

The store owner is not customer focused at all and should be closed down. He should not represent your business at all.

monica p.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Not enough storage units. Had to settle for 50 Sq ft instead of 180 Sq ft. One way haul worked well but not enough storage for all that we have. The trailer rental went smooth but the storage rental size didn't work out for us. The originating U-Haul did not inform me until the day before we moved 😕

Leon S.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

aja g.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

reawna w.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Odella D.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MELORENE G.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

charo v.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Gabriel R.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Maria W.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Abel R.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

mary h.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Gabriel R.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
1.0

Was behind with payment because of Covid hardship & death in the family. U- Haul staff were not lenient, & did not grant me a payment plan option to pay off my storage unit. Lost all my belongings

Marlon V.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

Everytime my card wouldn't work when I paid the extra storage free, when I would go in to purchase boxes or bubble wrap it was always feeling like I was a incontinence when I was spending my money there, and on overpriced boxes at that. I would get questioned as too why I wanted after hour entrance? Just over all they were all around rude and lazy.

tiffany-maire j.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Everyone was welcoming, helpful and accommodating! Great customer service!!

JOEL G.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

The staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable which made me feel comfortable with using them for storage. The only issue that I have is if the customer does pay for a full months of service and move out there months fee should be prorated.

Chandra C.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Lorretha M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Donivan H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Angela F.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Dara L.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Very good experience, was overcharged one month. Manager said he’d take care of it and never did.

Bevara A.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

The young man that I had phone conversation on Friday/Saturday was EXCELLENT. He was respectful, polite, informative, suggested insurance, told about access code or purchasing lock, whereas another man that I spoke to was ABSOLUTELY , 💯 % HORRIBLE. He didn’t know anything and did not suggest or attempt to explain how services were working due changes because of COVID. I’m actually in another state moving back to Illinois and because of his lack of knowledge, I started to look elsewhere. Thank goodness I had sense to call back and was thankful for the young man that I did have the pleasure of speaking with.

Chandra C.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Haoudo Y.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Kenneth d.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JASON P.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

george j.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

elina m.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

There was no access to pull truck in had to haul everything across parking because they had storage containers in the garage

edward l.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

We have used the Champaign U-Haul for the past three years and have always been very pleased. Everyone we talk to is friendly, knowledgeable and works very hard to make sure all our concerns are taken care of.

Michelle M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

William J.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

Terrible customer service and lack of competence in fulfilling administrative duties.

fabian a.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Employees were very helpful and able to help with anything I needed

Michael F.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Highly recommended. This place was awesome. The employees were incredible. You will be happy with everything.

Aaron C.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Steve, at your Champaign office, is a Godsend. My son attends UIUC and we live in Massachusetts. Steve is always reliable, knowledgeable, friendly, patient and consistently shows up to help us and go the extra mile. You are very fortunate to have him on your team.

Michelle M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

The place was secure and well lit.

Cliff R.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Thank you, Steve! You & your team are informative, pleasant & helpful. When I need to rent storage space again, I will definitely choose your facility.

Teressia H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

My only concern was regarding the storage area. The lights were motion sensitive, And at one point at the lights in the large storage area went off.

Monica W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Very professional and helpful

berry s.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

I spoke to Andre on the phone, he was very polite and professional. He got our company set up with a temperature-controlled unit. He gave me a website for movers. Andre was very informative.

Suzanne W.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Great customer service! Will return to this location again!

jessica j.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

It is a pleasure to work with Steve. He is friendly, knowledge and always makes sure our moving needs are taken care of.

michelle m.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

This U-Haul does not honor the reservations they offer. After moving my stuff into one of their units, I was deleted from their system so that I could not retrive my stuff at the time of move-out.

Taylor T.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Great facility and staff!

Addison P.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
3.0

A few mistakes but towards the end when it was time to bring the truck back. Was able to rent the truck longer and the guys working that time was very polite, helpful and understanding.

shavonne e.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

We are always so pleased with the help we get from the people at this U-Haul. Jae's attention to our storage needs and insistence on quality service was very much appreciated. We tell everyone.

michelle m.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

The only issue I ever had during my rental time, on a few Saturdays during business hours (a couple hours after opening) the garage door in the back to storage would not yet be unlocked.

melody j.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Johnathon was great and very helpful. I think we may have helped with the mouse population though, as we may have run over one when we were putting stuff into the storage unit.

Jennifer B.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

I was very impressed with the store & storage lockers they offer. I was not expecting such a high level facility. Beautiful The gentleman that assisted me was extremely knowledgeable!

Patrick M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Jae was very helpful throughout the rental of our storage unit. He went above and beyond in making sure our experience was a good one. We would definitely recommend this facility for renting.

peter m.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Awesome experience

Jenika W.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Appreciate the helpfulness of the staff

Brad H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Jae and his crew are awesome!

Michael J.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Great experience!

BENJAMIN W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Why are you able to make a reservation but it does not matter as your policy is first come first serve??? Moving from one state to Champaign would have been a disaster if our reservation was not hono

peter m.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The staffs were kind and helpful and the price is reasonable. Definitely will choose your service again!

Qianyang P.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Everyone I dealt with from pick up to drop off were extremely nice & courteous. When I dropped off the trailer there were two guys working the counter & they were busy. They got me taken care of quick

Jackie H.  |  Reservation 
Rating:
2.0

When I got there they told me I didn’t have anything reserved when I obviously had the confirmation number in my email. Very unprofessional on their end

ANTONIO C.  |  Reservation 
Rating:
4.0

N/a

jasmine b.  |  Overall Experience 
No reviews have been submitted for this location.

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