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University of South Florida Contact-Free Student Storage Rentals & Discounts

When Coronavirus hit our shores, colleges and universities across the country took the health and safety of their students and faculty seriously. We’re grateful that so many did. We’ve been meeting the unique storage needs of students for more than 40 years and have implemented a contact-free storage rental process to help keep our college communities safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Under normal circumstances, the University of South Florida students would have the luxury of planning in advance to store their dorm room in a nearby storage facility or to decide if they wanted to ship their belongings back home. If you find yourself still in need of a storage unit near University Square in Tampa.

We actually have several nearby Tampa locations to choose from that offer a convenient, contact-free storage rental process. Our mobile-friendly websites and (888) GO-METRO (888-466-3876) offer great user experience and professional storage counselors are available to guide you along the way should you need them. 

Our “contact-free” storage rental process utilizes your local Metro website, phone, e-mail, and online tools as alternatives to interpersonal interactions, so you can reserve the right-sized Tampa Bay storage unit to keep your items safe until you return to school. 

Shipping your belongings home for the summer (and finding space for them in the corner of your parent’s garage), can be costly and inconvenient. Renting a clean storage unit with a reliable storage company is a great option to safely house everything you don’t immediately need for the summer, like furniture, appliances, dishes, winter clothes, and sports gear.

If you declutter and organize your stuff before you store it, you could end up saving by renting a smaller, 5X5 storage unit or storage locker. 


If you’re one of the many students seeking a storage unit near the University of Southern Florida, a quick solution is just a call or click away. Make your reservation on your lunch break, and with 24-hour access, move into your new storage unit when it’s safe and convenient.

Be sure to check our storage facility located near the University of Sout Florida and Busch Gardens for great offers climate-controlled storage promotions, which can include $1 for first month’s rent, FREE 7-day storage hold, and discounted web rates. Moreover, 24-hour access offers you the convenience of getting what you need when you need it. Located less than a mile from I-75, you will find it easy to drop by one of our Tampa-area storage facilities to grab what you need and be back on your way.

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute, start shopping around early to find the best storage deals
  2. Ask if there are administration or deposit fees
  3. If your stuff is insured on mom and dad’s insurance policy, get a certificate or share the cost of tenant insurance with your friends
  4. Check that the storage unit access hours work with your schedule
  5. Avoid late payment fees by signing up for automatic payments
  6. Be sure your storage facility has 24-hour digital surveillance


You can count on Metro Self Storage because we provide friendly, flexible, and affordable storage solutions for people just like you. We value our customers, and our Customer Satisfaction Pledge is backed by over 40 years of storage experience.

Clean: We set the bar high, and take pride in keeping the landscaping looking lush; every aspect of our facility is well-maintained and ready whenever you visit us.

Secure: Our fenced and gated Tampa storage facility requires the use of a unique access code at every point of entry and has security cameras located throughout the grounds.

Friendly: We invite you to stop by, and when you step inside our storage office and moving supplies showroom, you will be greeted with a smile and knowledgeable customer service to expedite your storage experience.



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