Instrument Lockers

Who can have a locker?

Anyone in the University community may rent a locker (students, faculty, staff), but priority is given to students in ensembles or taking lessons. You just have to fill out a Locker Request Form with the proper information, agreeing that you won’t misuse the locker. There are lockers of different sizes for each instrument, but if you have a large instrument, please inquire first as to availability of storage.

When will lockers become available?

Locker Request Forms may be submitted at any time. The Administrative Assistant will sort through all of the locker requests and accommodate as many people as possible. Due to the influx of requests at the start of each semester, responses could take longer than a week. After the first two weeks of classes, locker requests are generally processed within 48 hours.

Is there a fee associated with renting a locker?

Yes. The fee is $10 per semester; lockers are available for a reduced charge of $5 during the summer. There are also penalty fees if it is found that the locker is being misused (see below). We accept cash only.

How will I find out if I get a locker? And the locker number/combination?

After you have submitted a Locker Request Form, the Administrative Assistant will email you as soon as the locker has been assigned. Come to the Music Office in Old Cabell Hall to pay and pick up the combination.

Can I rent a locker for the entire year, or just for the semester?

On the Locker Request Form, you designate if you would like to rent a locker for one semester or for the entire year. If you indicate both Fall and Spring on the form, then the fee will be $20 for the year.

If you are renting for one semester, you will be asked to clean out your locker a few days prior to the end of that semester, at which point we will change the lock. Failure to do this will result in a penalty fee. If you are renting for the entire year, you will not need to empty your locker until the end of the Spring semester. All lockers are cleaned and locks are changed over the Summer.

Other questions?

Questions about lockers can be directed to Leslie Walker, our Administrative Assistant by calling (434) 924-3052 or emailing

Online Locker Request Form:

Locker Request Form

Students and Faculty can fill out the locker request form at the link above. Your request will be processed, but you will not receive your locker number and combination until you have come into the Music Department Office (Old Cabell Hall) and paid the Administrative Assistant. 

Penalty Fees:

$15 – Utilizing a personal padlock on a locker
$15 – Leaving a locker unlocked (even if it is empty)
$15 – Using locker to store restricted items (food, friend’s instruments, backpacks, etc.)
$30 – Keeping equipment in a locker beyond the end-of-semester deadline
$15 – Replacing a lost, damaged, or stolen lock
If a locker is damaged, student must pay the cost of the repair


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176