Rebecca, I remember a previous post that a visitor found storage at the bus station, so I called to see if still available, and it is. Lockers are $3 for the first hour and $1 per hour after that. It's difficult to find storage short term because of security/liability, esp. since 9/11. If you are staying at a hotel, they will often keep your luggage for you short term.
Lockers are only available to currently enrolled students and current employees. The University is not responsible for the contents of any locker. Users must use the lock provided by Roosevelt University. No stickers or posters are allowed on the lockers. No dangerous or illegal items may be stored in lockers at any time. Items causing unpleasant odors are not allowed. Lockers must be able to be fully closed at all times. Roosevelt University reserves the right to open lockers at its discretion at any time and to remove any items it believes compromises the safety or environmental quality of Roosevelt University. Roosevelt University reserves the rights to charge for damages to the locker and may cancel this rental agreement at any time for any reason.
“In many cases, they’re [homeless] building things like little shanty towns, bringing furniture in and camping out. There have been incidents at night where there have been brawls or loud arguments happening at 3, 4 a.m. waking people up. I do know that several neighbors have complained that they have found human waste in their yards,” said Romero.
This is a first come first serve system and lockers get bought up very quickly. Lockers must be cleaned out BEFORE FINALS WEEK ENDS. Locks will be changed after the due date. Failure to comply will result in your belongings being bagged up and kept for one semester, after which your belongings will be donated. A $5.00 fee will be assessed for a lost lock and must be paid at the Cashier’s Office.
In schools without lockers, students are sometimes provided with two complete sets of textbooks, one set being kept at school for use in class, and the other being kept at home for referring to for homework, thus limiting the amount of heavy carrying that would otherwise be required without having lockers to store them in between classes. However, research has shown an increase in the incidence of back injuries in some students, which has been directly attributed to the lack of lockers for storing books in, thus forcing students to spend more time carrying heavy loads of books in backpacks.
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