Moving to College with U-Pack


Get to Your College in Another State

Moving to a new town and starting life on your own is a big milestone. With U-Pack®, you can focus on enjoying the journey while we get your belongings to college. Our budget-friendly moving services and helpful tips will make your long-distance student move easier than any class you’ll take.  

Let’s get you packed and ready for this exciting transition!  

U-Pack Student Moving Options

Renting a truck comes with hassles like fuel costs and parking on busy, crowded campuses. That’s why many students opt for U-Pack. We offer an easy, affordable solution for moving to or from dorms, apartments or other off-campus housing. Just pack and load, and we’ll deliver it!

Shipping to dorms 

The ReloCube® container is perfect for college moves. It’s easy to load, fits into a standard parking space, and can hold the contents of a studio-size apartment — which is more than enough space for your dorm room supplies.  

Moving to off-campus housing 

Need to move furniture and boxes to an apartment or rental house? U-Pack has you covered. You can use multiple ReloCubes or space in our flexible moving trailer option, allowing you to move everything you need at an affordable price.  

Moving after college 

Graduating and moving to a new city or heading back home? We offer moving services throughout all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, so we can get your belongings where they need to be for your next chapter.  

Adding storage or moving labor 

Need to store items before move-in day? U-Pack offers storage right in the equipment — no need to unload into a storage unit and then reload again. And we can help you find local crews to help with the heavy lifting.  

Compare U-Pack to other cheap college moving options 

College Moving 101 

Moving across the country to college can feel overwhelming, but we’ve got your back. With decades of experience helping students move, we’ve gathered our best tips to help every aspect of your move go off without a hitch.  

  • Plan your move-in day. Every university or apartment complex has different move-in processes. Check with your housing office for specific dates, times and rules. This will help you choose the best moving option and ensure everything goes smoothly. Use this step-by-step guide to keep track of everything.  

  • Bring (or hire) help: Extra hands means you can focus on getting settled without missing out on important events. A crew of movers can handle unloading with your parents while you attend welcome day activities. 

  • Pack wisely. Dorm rooms are small, so you have to be strategic when deciding what to take with you. Use our college packing checklist to make sure you have everything covered without overpacking. 

  • Secure space for parking. Ask the housing office or your landlord about parking guidelines. If your college or apartment doesn’t allow overnight parking for moving containers, we offer convenient unloading at a nearby service center.  

  • Use available resources. Check with your rental office to see if there are service elevators, carts or dollies you can reserve. Or, consider investing in these items since you’ll likely be moving frequently in the next few years. 

  • Follow check-in or check-out procedures. Check with Student Services or the rental office to find out what to do when moving in or out. You may need to collect keys and ID cards upon arrival or change locks before leaving. 

Get a Quote 

Ready to plan your move? Get a free quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077