Collegeboxes Ready to Help as Cornell, Other NY Schools Send Students Home

ITHACA, N.Y. — Collegeboxes®, the No. 1 student storage and shipping provider in the country, wants its customers to know their personal belongings can be handled on short notice as institutions like Cornell notify students they are not to return to campus after spring break due to coronavirus precautions.

The transition of on-campus classes to online instruction is expected to prompt an exodus of students from campus housing facilities this week in New York and various parts of the U.S. Many students will move home to meet their academic requirements remotely.

A Time to be Helpful

While it is not the customary busy season before and after summer break, Collegeboxes is responding to accommodate this influx of early spring moves. Contact (866) 269-4887 or to learn how quickly moving supplies can be delivered to your address.

Customers should create an account at 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.

Serving Students at 175-Plus Schools

Cornell is one of more than 175 universities that CollegeBoxes serves. Students from Cornell and other New York universities who are not already customers can create a free account at 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 in order to help. Go to to find a U-Haul location near you or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

U-Haul Company of North Central New York offers 18 stores in close proximity to local universities like Cornell with truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies, self-storage, U-Box portable moving and storage containers, and more. There are 94 U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities available statewide able to assist college students now planning their moves on short notice.

Store Locations Near Cornell

U-Haul of Ithaca at 343 Elmira Road and U-Haul Moving & Storage of Newfield at 1273 W. Danby Road are locations nearest Cornell with either self-storage or U-Box container availability, and the expertise to help.

Students can visit to find local Moving Help® Service Providers to assist with their move home.

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