Storage Solutions for College & University Students

Heading off to college or university in Canada often means transitioning to a smaller living space, like a dorm room or a shared apartment. As you embark on this new chapter in your life, you may encounter challenges in your new living environment. One of the biggest challenges you will likely face is limited space to store your belongings, which can definitely become an issue during seasonal changes and school breaks, especially when you leave for the summer. We understand the unique storage needs of college and university students, so we offer a variety of solutions designed to make your life easier and more organized, no matter if you choose to live on or off campus.

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, our flexible storage options can help you manage your belongings, declutter your living space and allow you to focus on what truly matters at school.

Reasons for Using a Storage Unit When Living in a Dorm Room

Having extra space readily available can make all the difference when you’re away at school. Let’s face it, clutter will only get in the way of valuable study and work space. After all, as a student living in a dorm, you will probably have just enough space for the basic essentials of everyday living, and your room is not likely to be provided with the secure storage space needed to keep the accessories that you may want handy but won’t be using on a daily basis or year-round.

Lack of Dorm Room/Apartment Space

As the school year progresses, you might find your living space becoming increasingly cluttered with books, accessories, clothing, media, and other school-related items. This clutter can quickly accumulate, making it challenging to focus on your studies.

A 5×5 storage unit is the perfect size for college and university students in need of extra overflow space for those items that are taking up valuable room in their dorms or apartments. By storing items such as seasonal clothing, textbooks, small art projects, musical instruments, sports gear, media devices, and luggage, you’ll be able to create a more organized and efficient living environment.

Being Away from Campus During Summer Holidays

As the school year draws to a close, it’s essential to have a plan for your dorm room belongings. The use of storage units make it easy to pack away everything from furniture accessories to electronics, ensuring they are ready and waiting for you when it’s time to go back to school.

A 5×10 storage unit is the ideal size for college and university students who need to store their dorm room essentials over the summer break. This spacious unit can accommodate small appliances (microwave, toaster oven), bookshelves, computer equipment, TV/monitor, sports/gym equipment, a bicycle,
and a variety of smaller items like books, linens, desk lamp, and dishes.

Lack of School Parking

If you’re a college or university student facing limited parking options on campus or living close enough that you don’t need to drive daily, personal car storage is a perfect solution for students who own vehicles. Choose between covered drive-up units to protect your car from the elements year-round or opt for our convenient, affordable outdoor parking spots located within our secure facility.

Ensured Security When Storing Belongings

Dorm life often involves shared living spaces and common areas, which can sometimes lead to concerns about the security of your belongings. When you need to be away from your dorm for an extended period of time, using a storage unit provides a private, secure solution for keeping your items and valuables safe and sound, where roommates or visitors won’t have access during your absence.

Our facilities are equipped with features such as 24/7 video surveillance, alarm systems, security gates and entrances, and personal PIN code access. These measures ensure that your belongings are well-protected while in storage, giving you peace of mind when you’re away from your residence.

Advantages of Student Storage with Public Storage Canada


We understand the unpredictable schedules of college and university students, which is why we offer utmost convenience when it comes to accessing your storage unit. With access hours extending from early in the morning to late at night, 365 days a year including holidays, you can easily retrieve your belongings whenever you need them outside class hours or in conjunction with extra-curricular activities and events.

In addition to flexible access hours, as a tenant, you can take advantage of our self-serve online options, making it simple to manage your account remotely and pay your bill online 24/7. Plus, our easily accessible locations close to campus further enhance the storage experience for students.


We know that being a student often means sticking to a budget, which is why we offer affordable self-storage units tailored to meet your financial needs. With competitive pricing and a variety of promotions running throughout the year, you can enjoy cost-effective storage solutions without breaking the bank. In addition to storage unit affordability, Public Storage offers month-to-month rental agreements for added flexibility, ensuring you only pay for the time you need.


Public Storage Canada is conveniently located in numerous college and university towns/cities across the country. To find a storage facility near your school of choice, simply use our Location Search tool. Our strategically positioned facilities ensure easy accessibility for students, being situated close to highways and public transportation for added convenience.

Student Dorm Room Storage Resources

If you’re a student looking for storage, we provide several online resources to help you find the best storage options. These resources include a storage size guide, storage calculator, and a storage location search map, which will assist you in making informed decisions about the right solution for your storage needs.

Size Guide

If you’re unsure about the ideal storage unit size for your situation, Public Storage Canada has got you covered with our handy size guide. Watch our size guide videos to discover how much you can really fit in a storage unit, as well as useful tips on how to get the most out of your space. By using our size guide, you can learn about the capacity of the various sizes available and avoid renting a unit that’s either too small or unnecessarily large, ultimately saving you both time and money.

Storage Calculator

If you have a clear idea of the items you need to store, Public Storage’s storage calculator is the perfect tool to help you determine the right size of storage unit. Simply input the items you plan to store, and the calculator will provide an accurate estimate of the storage space you require. This user-friendly tool helps students avoid overestimating or underestimating their storage needs, ensuring they rent the most cost-effective and suitable unit for their belongings.

Location Search

The storage location search map allows students to find the most convenient Public Storage facility near their college or university. By entering your address or postal code, you can quickly identify nearby locations, compare available units, and choose the one that best suits your storage needs.

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