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Moving Services

Are you in charge of a departmental move at the University of Washington? UW Moving handles all UW department moves, big and small. Moving can be tough, but we’ll make it easier!

UW Moving serves UW departments across campus and across town. We move offices, labs, libraries and more. We can move equipment or do specialized moves, and even event setup. Plus we’ll help you move items into storage if that’s what you need.

We do not do residential moves.

Do you need to surplus? If your move involves sending items to surplus, start with a surplus request. We’ll combine the surplus request with the move request.

Service Options

Standard Moves

UW Moving handles the following types of moves:

  • Office
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Equipment
  • Special items (large, expensive, fragile, etc.)

We want your move to go smoothly! Check out our tips for planning and preparation.

(NetID required)

What information will I need to have before requesting a move?

Once we receive your request, UW Moving will contact you and schedule your move.

Cost

The cost is based on our current rates. Need an estimate? Let us know and we will provide one to you.

Eligibility

UW faculty and staff.

How early should I request?

Schedule your move as far in advance as possible.

For large moves, especially those involving construction projects, contact UW Moving at least three months ahead of time.

For small jobs contact us at least two weeks ahead of time. The best time to schedule is as soon as you know you’re moving. During the summer or quarter breaks when UW Moving is busier, request service at least three weeks ahead of time.

Moving Items to Storage

If the move you need isn’t to a new location but rather to storage, UW Moving does that too. We have a contract with an outside vendor to provide storage for University property. If needed, transportation can be provided to the vendor’s facility.

If you need to set up storage, but don’t need transportation, please email us at moving@uw.edu and let us know when you need storage, what you need to store and a budget number to charge.

If you need your items moved to storage, please submit a move request.

(NetID required)

Cost

The cost is based on our current rates and vendor agreement. UW Moving will work with you to create an estimate.

Eligibility

UW faculty and staff.

How early should I request?

Schedule your move as far in advance as possible.

For large moves, especially those involving construction projects, contact UW Moving at least three months ahead of time.

For small jobs contact us at least two weeks ahead of time. The best time to schedule is as soon as you know you’re moving. During the summer or quarter breaks when UW Moving is busier, request service at least three weeks ahead of time.