Storage Information

Groff's Moving & Storage

End of Year Storage

Please complete the Summer Storage Receiving Form below along with either the short-term (April/May through June 1st) or the long-term (April/May through August) storage rate form.  

Complete the appropriate forms below to accompany the packages you submit for storage. 

Storage Boxes for Sale

Boxes will be on sale beginning Sunday, April 22nd through Thursday, April 26th, 2018 in Ben's Underground during normal hours of operation.

Ben's Underground Hours:

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

During Reading Days boxes will be on sale from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ONLY 

Box Pricing:

Small $3.00 -- Medium $4.00 -- Large $5.00

Please DO NOT over pack the boxes. Overpacked boxes break or tear and are hard to lift/carry.

End of Year Storage

This approved storage program has been set up to meet the storage needs of Franklin & Marshall students. There is no limit to the quantity of items to be stored.  Perishable items will not be accepted. Students are NOT PERMITTED to store items in College owned buildings.


It is strongly suggested that you use standardized packing cartons and packing tape that will be available for sale in Ben's Underground at the end of the spring semester (dates to be announced). These cartons are uniform in size and are best suited for packing items to be stored. The storage cost is less expensive than with non-standard cartons.


Carton sizes:

  • 1.5 cubic foot, small cartons (for books and papers)
  • 3.1 cubic foot, med. cartons (for small computer monitors or pots and pans)
  • 4.5 cubic foot, large cartons (for clothing, sheets or lighter items)



Students pay for their storage costs when they drop off their items at the truck.  Credit cards and cash are accepted by the Groff's employee loading the items onto the truck.  Checks are not accepted.

The LONG-TERM Summer Storage (April/May through August) charges are based on the size of cartons listed below.  

The SHORT-TERM Summer Storage (April/May through June 1st) rates are listed below.  



Long Term (April/May through August)


Short Term (April/May through June)


1.5 small carton




3.1 medium carton




4.5 large carton

6.1 carton















Handling Fee


$8.00 In

$8.00 Out

$8.00 In

$8.00 Out


Non boxed item

$3.50 per cu ft

+$6.00 handling

$2.00 per cu ft

+$6.00 handling

  • Storage charges are prepaid and can be done the day of dropoff at the truck. 
  • (Cash, Visa or Mastercard - no Checks)
  • Standard limit of liability is $.60 per pound per article.



 Storage Options



  • $8.00 Storage In and $8.00 Storage Out
  • LONG-TERM STORAGE - 2018 dates - Includes the pick up, Friday, April 27th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Monday, April 30th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Wednesday, May 2nd (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Saturday, May 5th (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Monday, May 7th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
  • DELIVERY - 2018 dates - of long-term storage is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates in the Race Avenue parking lot behind Ware College House:
    • Saturday, August 25th
    • Monday, August 27th 
    • Tuesday, August 28th 
  • SHORT-TERM STORAGE - 2018 dates - Includes pick up Friday, April 27th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Monday, April 30th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Wednesday, May 2nd (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Saturday, May 5th (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Monday, May 7th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in Race Avenue parking lot. 
  • DELIVERY of SHORT-TERM storage is scheduled on Friday, June 1st (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the Race Avenue parking lot.
  • All handling charges need to be prepaid at the time of drop off.  
  • Pay by Cash or Credit - Visa or Mastercard.



This program offers students a SERVICE of packing of personal effects and belongings by an employee of Groff's Moving & Storage.  The items will be stored for the summer and a return to a campus residence hall in the Fall.  A few packages have been designed for students based on their individual needs. Additional package to include small furniture items and additional services are available upon request.  Additional fees may apply.  Storage beyond summer is also available, if needed.  Perishable items, jewelry, firearms, ammunition and medication are not eligible for storage.  Standard limits of liability are $0.60 per pound per article while in the possession of Charles E Groff & Sons Inc.  Students should make a reservation for this service by calling our office at 717-653-1357 and ask for either Stacey or Kristen.

Package A - 1-5 cartons - $240.00

Package B - 5-10 cartons - $290.00

Both packages above include materials and labor to pack, store and return to the student in the Fall.  Small furniture items and storage beyond summer is available.  Please call for rates.



  • All charges must be prepaid at time of drop off along with the required completed forms (see above).
  • (Cash or Credit - Visa or Mastercard)
  • Students can opt to pick up their belongings at our warehouse, Monday through Friday. There is a $32.00 fee and a minimum of 24-hour notice prior to pick up.
  • We are able to accommodate specific pick up and delivery requests to student housing at a rate of  $57.00 per hour with a 3-hour minimum.

Shipping & Receiving Program


This approved storage program is designed to meet the storage needs of all Franklin & Marshall students. 

The following information is per shipment (please note that prices are subject to change). 

Receiving and administration flat fee:  $22.00

In addition, the delivery & storage fees are as follows for each item:

Small carton (1.5 cubic feet)  $14.00 per carton
Med. carton (3.1 cubic feet)  $16.00 per carton
Large carton (6.0 cubic feet)   $18.00 per carton

All items should be shipped to:

Groff's Moving and Storage
1284 Cloverleaf Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Attn: Stacey Vuxta
Phone:  717.653.6151 / 717.653.1357

In 2018, all cartons will be delivered to area behind Ben Franklin North/Ware College House off Race Avenue on Saturday, August 25th,  Monday, August 27th, or Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 between the hours of  8 am and 5 pm. All applicable charges will need to be paid before received items will be released.  

Students may also pick up their belongings at the Groff's Moving and Storage warehouse (for an additional fee - see below) by calling Stacey at 717.653.6151/717.653.1357 for an appointment Monday through Friday.

NOTE:  There is a $32.00 fee for this service and a minimum of 24-hour notice prior to pick up.

Please contact Stacey or Jenna at 717.653.6151 / 717.653.1357 or email:  Stacey with any questions you may have.


December 2018 Pick Up January 2019 Delivery

To Be Determined

PICK UP -  to receive student personal items to be stored December 2018 through August 2019.

DELIVERY -   to return student items to campus.