OCS Storage

Off Campus Storage Information

Carleton College assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items. The storage service is provided as an alternative to taking possessions off-campus each year. Students are responsible for posted information regarding storage hours. Space is limited. Commercial storage facilities are available in Northfield and the surrounding area.

Off Campus Storage:

  • Off Campus storage is located at Cassat, Goodhue, and Musser ONLY.
  • Bike storage is located at James and Watson ONLY.
  • Off Campus storage tickets must include the date of your return.
  • Each stored item must have a current storage ticket. Tickets are for the current academic year and may be purchased at the Bookstore during their regular business hours. They cost $7.00 each for regular storage boxes and $10.00 each for bikes and large storage boxes (those boxes that are too large and heavy for one person to carry).
  •  Refrigerators can be no larger than 3.5 cubic feet and also require a large storage ticket.


  • Special hours will be posted at the end of each term for storage and at the beginning of each term for the removal of items from storage.
  • If you are unable to access storage during the posted hours an appointment can be made.  Please contact Lynn Nichols at x5834 Monday -  Friday, 7AM – 11:30AM and 12:30PM – 3PM or email (lnichols@carleton.edu).   Emails will be accepted until 3PM Monday – Friday.
  • Regular storage hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10AM – 12PM.  Custodians will post their location in the building on the storage door or call x4133 for access.


  • Storage must be in boxes, trunks or luggage displaying a current storage ticket. Plastic bags, odd containers or loose items will not be accepted. Skis will be accepted if bound and ticketed. No staff is available to help students carry boxes, so students must be able to transport items on their own. Custodial Services reserves the right to refuse storage items that do not meet these criteria.
  • Furniture (including lamps) will not be stored.
  • Custodial Services will provide cardboard boxes (per availability) through their recycling program for storage and moving off-campus. Times and locations for students to pick up recycled cardboard boxes will be posted at the end of spring term.
  • Custodial Services may not be available to access elevators. Students must be able to carry their items up and down stairs.
  • A limited number of carts are available for student use. To use one, find a custodian or call x4133.
  • No storage is allowed in off-campus houses during the summer. Custodial Services will dispose of any items left behind.