What is U-Box®?

U-Box® is a portable moving and storage solution. U-Box containers are delivered to any of the 4 authorized on-campus locations during Summer move-out, stored off-campus for the summer and then delivered back to campus for September move-in. If your plans change over the summer we'll be happy continue to store your U-Box container, deliver it off-campus, or have it shipped anywhere world-wide (additional storage and shipping fees apply)


How the Stanford University U-Box® Service Works

1. Sign up and reserve your U-Box online - Create an account, choose your drop-off date, location, number of U-Box containers you need to reserve, and the insurance desired.

2. We drop-off your U-Box - On the date you selected, we drop-off your empty U-Box container at the on-campus location you requested. U-Box containers must be picked up within 48 hours after your drop-off date

3. Load and lock your U-Box - Load up your container and lock it up using the free lock included.

4. We pickup and store your U-Box  - After the 48 hour time frame, we pickup your U-Box and store it in our climate-controlled facility.

5. We deliver - On scheduled dates in September, your U-Box container is delivered to one of the 4 on campus locations. You will then have 48 hours to unload the U-Box. 


U-Box Pricing

$923.80 plus tax per container. Price includes pickup from campus (June), $1,000 coverage, storage of the container, delivery back to campus (September), a lock and a dozen storage pads. 

Optional Insurance:  The monthly rate includes $1,000 coverage at $12.00 per month. You can purchase additional coverage. See rates and coverage in table below. Click here for more Info on damage coverage

Coverage Cost per month Cost for Summer
$1,000 $12 $36
$5,000 $18 $51
$10,000 $25 $75
$15,000 $32 $96
$20,000 $40 $120

On-Campus Drop Locations and Dates

U-Box On-Campus Drop Location Map:  
View map of U-Box drop locations on Stanford campus

Initial Drop-off Dates:  We drop-off on the dates below to one of the 4 on-campus locations. U-Box containers can only remain on campus 48 hours after your drop-off date.

U-Box Drop-off Dates:

  • Monday June 6, 2022
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022
  • Wednesday June 8, 2022
  • Thursday June 9, 2022
  • Friday June 10, 2022

Return Delivery Dates:  We drop-off on the dates below to one of the 4 on-campus locations. U-Box containers will remain on campus 48 hours after your drop-off date. 

If you would like your U-Box delivered on the weekend (PLEASE SELECT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2022) 

  • Tuesday September 20, 2022
  • Wednesday September 21, 2022
  • Thursday September 22, 2022
  • Friday September 23, 2022
  • Monday September 26, 2022

How do I pack my U-Box container(s):

We recommend watching our quick, informative video on how to properly work with and load your U-Box container before starting. Then, be sure to follow the helpful tips below.

  • All avoid any empty space and stack items to the ceiling of the U-Box container. This will avoid load shift.
  • Secure all rows of furniture and boxes with tie downs and rope.
  • Fill empty spaces with sofa cushions, bagged pillows or U-Haul furniture pads.
  • Place the heaviest items on the floor and distribute weight as evenly as possible. Avoid putting the heaviest items to one side, and put extremely heavy items in the middle of the box.
  • Wrap all un-boxed items in furniture pads securely for padding protection.
  • Load no more than 2,000 lbs into each U-Box container.
  • Stand sofas and mattresses on end and disassemble bed frames to maximize space.
  • Wrap your items in U-Haul furniture pads.
  • Take advantage of tops of dressers to stack boxes and other items.
  • Keep furniture pads in between the dresser top and the items.

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