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Frequently Asked Questions


Does the Campus Post Office sell stamps?
The Campus Post Office no longer sells stamps. However, the Campus Store does. The Campus Store is located on the first floor of the Eisenhower Campus Center.

Can you open my mailbox for me? I forgot my key. Unfortunately a key is required to open your mailbox. We cannot hand mail out through the service window.

I lost my mailbox key. How do I get another key?
You may get another key by requesting one at the Campus Post Office service window. There is a $25.00 fee for a replacement key which is automatically deducted from your student account in the business office.

What time is all the US mail distributed?
Generally, we have the US mail distributed by noon. This depends on the mail volume. Some days we receive late shipments from the Mechanicsburg Post Office, which means we distribute mail later in the day.

What time does FedEx and UPS arrive on campus?
FedEx and UPS arrive on campus each morning between 10 and 11 a.m. It is delivered to Central Receiving in the Lenhart building. It is then checked in and delivered to the Campus Post Office by lunch time. We try to have the packages distributed by 2 p.m.

What time does the US Mail leave campus?
All US Mail collected from campus or the Campus Post Office leaves campus each business day around 8 am.

What time do you stop metering mail for campus offices?
We meter mail all day until 4:00 each day.

How do I find out a person's mailbox number?
You may find a person's mailbox number a variety of ways:

  • Campus box numbers can be looked up in MC Square by a person's name.
  • Online directories are available in MC Square.
  • At the Campus Post Office window, we maintain a directory of box numbers.


How do I get a package to a student that is too large for the mail drop slot?
If you have a package that will not fit in the mail drop slot, we have lockers available for your package. Here are the steps to take:
a. Place the package in a locker that has an orange or gray tag hanging from the key.
b. Write the name and box number on the tag of the recipient. (Be sure to cross out the previous name).
c. Place a quarter in the slot in the edge of the door, and close the locker, and turn the key.
d. Remove the key and drop the key with the tag attached and place it in the campus mail slot. We will put it in the mailbox of the person that you have written on the tag.

Can I get stamps from the courier?

The courier does not sell stamps. Stamps can be purchased from the Bookstore.



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