This week, over 100 colleges and universities across the nation either canceled or postponed in-person classes due to Coronavirus fears, reports USA Today. University of North Carolina, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, and University of Notre Dame—to name a few—already announced they would transition to online classes.
While every campus operates differently, we must acknowledge the fact that a lot happened really quick for students—with many being forced to leave their dorms. While some students have the luxury of returning home, others might not have a place to go and are tasked with having to find a temporary living arrangement. Not to mention, having to figure out what to do with all their dorm furniture. Luckily, U-Haul wants to help.
The moving company will be offering free storage for 30 days to college students who have been displaced because of coronavirus precautions, U-Haul spokesperson Jeff Lockridge told Insider. This means that students in a bind will have a place to store all their belongings—their string lights, mini fridges, under-desk storage units, etc.—without cost as they figure out their next move.
While the company already offers regular customers a free 30 days of storage when they rent a U-Haul truck or trailer, this deal won't require students to purchase or rent anything. "It is merely a gesture of goodwill given the extraordinary circumstances taking place and our ability to help," Lockridge said. He also notes that the offer will be available at all U-Haul storage facilities across the nation, however, will be dependent on occupancy. In the case there is no more room at a particular facility, the student will be directed to a location with space.
Hopefully this will help students buy time to sort things out. Those interested can visit U-Haul's website to find the nearest facility.
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