Howard University Storage Solutions

Storage Tips for Howard University Students

College students are often required to condense their belongings to live in dorm rooms and apartments during the school year. Some dorm rooms can be 300 square feet or less and shared with another person. Storage space is limited at best. Where should students put excess items they have accumulated throughout the school year or the items that they just don’t have room for in their dorm rooms? Self storage is a great storage solution for Howard University students throughout the school year. Most self storage facilities offer month-to-month rentals that are perfect for college student storage and the college student budget. Storing your personal belongings in a self storage unit gives you peace of mind that your belongings are safe and secure. Renting a self storage unit during the summer months is also a great idea for college students to help lessen the stress of moving belongings back and forth from home.  Placing dormitory or school apartment items in storage is also a great idea for students and faculty that are traveling out of the country for the summer (or even traveling during the school semesters).

Renting storage for Howard University students is easy and quick. The hardest part of the process is actually packing belongings for storage! There are items that can easily be placed in at a storage facility near Howard University in Washington D.C.  Climate controlled or conventional storage units are great storage solutions for items such as linens, pillows, comforter, dinnerware, pots and pans, books, winter clothes and furniture such as couches, dressers, mattresses or tables.

Storage for Howard University Students

ezStorage has two facilities that are just minutes away from Howard University. The Brentwood/Hyattsville facility in Brentwood is a fourteen minute drive from the campus. The Takoma Park facility in Takoma Park is a fifteen minute drive from Howard University. Both self storage facilities are also easily accessible by the Green and Yellow Metro Lines.


Howard University

Howard University is a private urban university located in Washington D.C. The college was founded in 1867 as a federally chartered and funded theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. The institution was named after General Oliver Otis Howard, a Civil War hero and Commissioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau. In 1918, Howard University added a female dormitory. Every year, Congress appropriates funding for Howard University and Howard University Hospital. Howard University Hospital opened in 1975. The university has played an important role in American history and the Civil Rights movement. The university has 13 colleges and schools including studies in divinity, engineering, education, journalism, law and medicine. Currently, there are over 12,000 students at Howard University.

Howard University is located on 256 acres in northwest Washington D.C. and contains many buildings that are nearly 100 years old. The campus includes historic landmarks such as the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Fredrick Douglass Memorial Hall and Founders Library. Andrew Carnegie gave the college a grant of $50,000 in 1951 to build the central academic building, the Carnegie Building.

The majority of Howard University students live either on-campus or in nearby off-campus housing. There are ten traditional residential halls on the campus of Howard University for both undergraduate and graduate students.