Each spring American University students have to pack up their dorm room or apartment to move home. Instead of packing items to go back home to take up space in a basement or garage; a great college storage idea would be to consider renting a self storage unit for the summer break. Most self storage facilities will offer month-to-month rentals that are perfect for college student storage. Storing your personal belongings in a self storage unit gives you piece of mind that your belongings are safe and secure and ready to be used again when school starts up in the fall. In some cases, storing the items in self storage could be a much better solution for the student if they don’t have a way to transport their belongings back and forth from home to school.
Over the course of the school year, the American University student has accumulated more and more “stuff”. There are items that can be placed in at a storage facility near American University and then easily accessed a few months later. These items would include linens, pillows, comforter, plates, glasses and other kitchenware, books, binders and folders and winter clothes. Placing college apartment furniture such as couches, dressers, mattresses and tables is also a great idea.
American University is a private liberal arts, doctoral & research based university in Washington D.C. It is affiliated with the Methodist Church, but has a secular curriculum. The college was established in 1893, but the trustees took 30 years to gather funds and the first class of students didn’t start until 1914. The campus was used for military testing and training during World War II and was the birthplace of the chemical weapons program and performed testing for modern camouflage techniques. The present structure of the university started in 1949 including adding schools of business, technology, communication and international service. American University has earned a reputation as one of the best schools in the United States for international relations, government and political science. Currently, there are over 13,000 students with 7,200 undergrad and 5230 grad students with students representing over 150 countries!
American University is located in Northwest Washington D.C. on Nebraska & Massachusetts Avenues at Ward Circle. There is also a smaller campus one mile away in Tenleytown, predominantly used for housing students during a summer internship program. The 84 acre main campus is lined with trees and flora and is designated as a national arboretum & public garden. The American University main campus is near a stop on the Washington Metro called Tenleytown/AU Station.
There are two residential areas in the American University campus: North and South Campus. Each campus has 5 residential dorm buildings or apartments for freshman and sophomores and upperclass and graduate students.