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January 31, 2018


UMBC Student Storage

During the first few weeks of college, new students will experience independence, fun experiences and many challenges. One of the biggest adjustments for new students is learning to live in a very small amount of space with one or more roommates. Dorm rooms are usually very small, some averaging 300 square feet, so storage and personal space need to be optimized. The average dorm rooms do not have much storage space. University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) students should consider renting a self storage unit to store those items that will not fit in their dorm room. A self storage unit can be a perfect year round storage solution for extra furniture, bedding, books, athletic equipment and seasonal clothing. UMBC students and faculty can also place their belongings in a storage unit if they are interning or working at a co-op position away from campus.  Placing belongings in a storage unit while away will lower the stress of moving belongings to and from home when not on campus.  ezStorage offers many college student storage solutions for items that will no longer fit in a college dorm or apartment.

ezStorage self storage facilities have state-of-the-art security systems giving students the peace of mind that their belongings are safe and secure while in storage. ezStorage offers month-to-month rentals that are perfect for college students on a budget. UMBC students and faculty can quickly and easily rent a storage unit at three ezStorage facilities that are quick drive to the Cantonsville campus.

Once a student has rented a storage unit, the hardest decision will be what to place in storage. There are a variety of storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 to fit any storage need. Depending on the size of the storage unit, students can store everything from bicycles to books. Storage units are also perfect for storing excess furniture, season clothing, kitchen items, art projects, mattresses, comforters and linens.

Storage Solutions for UMBC Students

ezStorage has three storage facilities near the UMBC campus. The Arbutus/Maiden Choice storage facility in Baltimore is a seven minute drive(link is external) from the residence halls on campus. The Catonsville storage facility in Baltimore is a twelve minute drive(link is external) from the campus. The Elkridge storage facility in Elkridge is a thirteen minute drive (link is external)from the UMBC campus.

About University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)


University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)(link is external) is a public research university located in Catonsville in Baltimore County, Maryland. The university was founded in 1966 with 750 students. The university specializes in natural sciences and engineering programs while also offering majors in liberal arts and social sciences.  After WWII, the colleges in the Baltimore area were overflowing with returning soldiers going to school on the GI Bill. The state of Maryland started discussing expanding the University of Maryland College Park campus in the 1950’s and by the early 1960’s had purchased land that is today UMBC. Today, it is among the fastest growing research universities in the United States. The university has 44 majors, 41 minors and 37 masters degree programs. The school is divided into 3 colleges and 4 schools. The UMBC Research and Technology Park is located on 71 acres of the campus hosting technology, bio-science and research organizations. Currently, there are over 14,000 students and over 1,200 administrative staff at the university.

The UMBC campus is located 10 minutes from downtown Baltimore in South Catonsville. The 500 acre campus has a variety of modern buildings and green spaces with the majority of the classroom buildings located along Academic Row.  There are ten residential housing areas for undergraduate and graduate students on campus including Potomac Hall, Chesapeake Hall, Erickson Hall, Harbor Hall, Patapsco Hall, Susquehanna Hall, Hillside Apartments, Terrance Apartments, Walker Avenue Apartments and West Hill Apartments. There are also ample off-campus apartments in neighboring communities.

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What size home are you storing?

1 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

2-3 Bedroom House

4+ Bedroom House

Single Dorm Room

Studio Apartment

5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!