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Bike & Summer Storage

Bike Storage

Northwestern's Residential Services Rules and Regulations prohibit students from storing bicycles in student rooms. A few campus residences offer limited indoor bike storage. Storage is available in Ayers Hall, Bobb Hall, East Fairchild,, Engelhart Hall (graduate), Kemper Hall, McManus Center (graduate), and Slivka Hall. Bikes left in bike storage at the conclusion of the school year will be deemed abandoned and will be discarded. All residential areas have ample bike racks near building entrances. Consult the University Police website for more information about bicycle safety precautions. 

Winter Bike Storage

Residents with bikes are encouraged to participate in Winter Bike Storage during the winter months. Winter Bike Storage is free and allows current residents to store their bike inside designated residence halls for the duration of Winter Quarter. Bikes may not be retrieved until the start of Spring Quarter. More information about this service is promoted towards the end of Fall Quarter.

Summer Storage

The university does not provide storage of any personal belongings over the summer months in any space within the campus residences. Items left in the trunk rooms at the end of the year or bikes left in bike storage at the conclusion of that program will be deemed abandoned and will be discarded.

We recommend using the official service provider of Residential Services, University and Student Services (USS) for summer storage and shipping items home. The USS full-service summer storage includes; unlimited boxes, free pick-up at your door and free delivery back to your campus residence or off-campus apartment. Look for the USS tent on campus near the end of the spring quarter, or sign-up at the USS Northwestern website.

Liability Disclaimer

The University does not assume any liability for personal items stored on campus.

Students and their parents are encouraged to purchase insurance that will cover the student’s personal property while the student is away from home attending school. Any loss, theft, or damage to personal property should be promptly reported to the University Police Department.