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Long Distance College Moving Services

Between tuition, housing, and books, college is pricey enough. Whether you’re moving to the next state or across the country, TSI’s expert college movers make long-distance college moves easy and affordable. With our nationwide network of college moves professionals, TSI’s adept problem solvers specialize in creating customized plans for moving or shipping your belongings into and out of college dorms or off-campus housing. Check out our college moving guides.

Some of TSI’s college moving services include professional packing and preparation to ensure your belongings arrive undamaged. Need to move belongings from multiple origins to a single destination, or from a single source to multiple destinations? We can help with that too. Request a college moves quote for more information. We can move or ship your items across the country or any distance longer than 150 miles, including:

College Move Services and Options

In most cases, our live shipping experts will recommend our Box-And-Ship program for college moves. If you are moving valuable items or several items (such as furniture and boxes), our Full Service Expedited college moving service may be the best option. If you are only shipping a few pieces of furniture, our live shipping experts may recommend our White Glove Consolidated moving service.  The exact cost of your college move will depend on the size and number of items you’re shipping, the distance they will travel, and any special considerations such as electronics or delicate items.

Full Service Expedited

  • Expedited timing
  • Full professional packing
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Full valuation protection insurance

Box-And-Ship Program

  • Boxes and all packing supplies 
  • Door-to-door pickup and delivery
  • $100 of insurance per box

White Glove Consolidated

  • Professional preparation of the furniture
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Limited liability coverage

College Moves FAQs

What’s the easiest way to do a college move?

Moving to college can be an exciting but daunting process. The best way to get a good head start is to plan your move properly. Make sure you sit down with your college student and make a list of everything they need to start the school year off right. Delegate tasks, set deadlines, and buy the needed items early to avoid any last minute complications. Stay on track with our college moving timeline and checklist

Need more assistance? Take a look at our free online college packing checklist for more information on what exactly you should pack.

How should I pack my items for a college move?

Some of your child’s items can be shipped separately ahead of their actual moving day. This is usually the ideal service for pre-packed boxes and any furniture they may need if they plan to live off campus. Our packing guide can assist you with packing those college essentials safely and effectively. TSI can also provide you with packing supplies. 

FedEx, UPS, and USPS will all ship boxes, but depending on how many boxes you’re sending, how large they are, and whether you’re shipping furniture as well, TSI’s freight services usually turn out to be the most affordable option for long distance college moves.

Need boxes or other packing essentials? TSI has got you covered with our packing supplies.

How long will it take to ship my items?

If you are moving both furniture and boxes using consolidated freight shipping like TSI’s, you can expect it to take 1-3 weeks for pickup and up to 4 additional weeks for delivery. If your pickup and destination locations are in well-traveled areas, this timeline could be much quicker. TSI also offers priority pickup options if you are moving on a short timeline.

FedEx, UPS, and USPS will ship boxes faster than consolidated freight, but boxes are often smaller and they will cost more to ship per box. 

If you’re shipping your college student’s belongings across the country, check out our cross country college moving guide for more guidance.

How do I ship fragile items?

The best way to ship fragile items to another state depends on the size, weight, and value of the item being shipped. Single small items are best shipped using post or parcel shipping services, but for large or heavy shipments like boxed goods or artwork, , freight shipping is your best option. 

TSI’s White Glove shipping service removes the stress of packing and transporting fragile and valuable items across states. This service comes with free in-home delivery, along with the preparation of your goods for transport. 

For more details on how to best transport any of your sentimental or valuable items, check out our antiques page and our detailed “How Do I Ship That?” guides.

Get a College Moves Quote

Request a college moves quote online to see your moving options and get instant pricing for college moving services. One of our logistics experts in Wayne, PA will reach out to you to get all the details about your college move.

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