Porter Service

This service makes moving in a whole lot easier.

How does it work?

1. Register for the service ($5) by clicking the link below.

2.  Include insurance when prompted.  Otherwise you will only be paid $50 for a lost box.

3. You ship belongings to us via UPS or FedEx from home or order from a vendor. 

Label the boxes as follows:                                                              JPS, Student's name                                                                               727 W. Ellsworth Rd  #5                                                                          Ann Arbor, MI  48108

3. We send an email letting you know when a package arrives.

4. We deliver your belongings to your new Ann Arbor residence (see more details on this below) and charge your credit card for the delivery according to this schedule when the delivery is completed.

            for RESIDENCE HALLS

  • Standard box (up to 50#; up to 18X18X24) -  $15
  • Overweight box (51-70#; up to 18X18X24) - $25
  • Oversize box (up to 50#; up to 24X24X24) -  $25
  • Oversize/Overweight box (51-70#; up to 24X24X24) -  $35
  • Heavyweight box (71-100#; up to 24X24X24) -  $.75/pound
  • Pieces weighing over 100lbs or larger than 24"cube - call for price

                    FOR OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

  • Standard box (up to 50#; up to 18X18X24) -  $20
  • Overweight box (51-70#; up to 18X18X24) - $30
  • Oversize box (up to 50#; up to 24X24X24) -  $30
  • Oversize/Overweight box (51-70#; up to 24X24X24) -  $40
  • Heavyweight box (71-100#; up to 24X24X24) -  $1/pound
  • Pieces weighing over 100lbs or larger than 24"cube - call for price

Students moving into a UM residence hall will find their boxes in your dorm's package room.  The University does not allow in-room delivery.  Ask the community center staff after checking in and they will direct you to your boxes.

Students moving into Landmark, Zaragon, The Hub, Foundry, Six11, The Yard and ArborBlu  or any of these sororities ADPi, AGD, AEPhi, AXO, DPhiE, KKG, PiBetaPhi, SDT, Sigma Kappa, TriDelt, XO and Zeta will find belongings already in their rooms. For other buildings, check with the office to find out how they work with JPS. 

Unfortunately, Varsity does not allow pre-arrival deliveries.  Therefore, we have to deliver the same day you move in. We cannot give a time estimate for your delivery.

You will only be paying a $5 registration fee at this time, you do not need to know how many pieces you are sending.  We bill your CC for the entire service once the delivery is complete.

We will charge for every box we receive regardless of size.  Beware that many vendors ship orders in multiple boxes.  With hundreds of boxes arriving during our busy season, this prevents confusion.

All boxes must be in our possession by August 23rd.  Boxes arriving after that date will be charged double for delivery or the regular price for pick up from our facility.