Q. What is the proper way to address mail to a student?
A. The correct address format for mail and packages addressed to a student is:
Official Student Name
350 Ferst Drive
3##### (Mailbox Number) Georgia Tech Station
Atlanta, GA 30332
Q. How often is outgoing mail picked up from the Student Center by USPS?
A. Mail is picked up twice daily, usually at noon and 5:00pm.
Q. How can I pay for my purchases?
A. The Georgia Tech Post Office accepts Visa, MasterCard, BuzzCard, and cash for all purchases including postage and stamps.
Q. How will I know if I have a package at the Post Office?
A. An e-mail message is the official notification that you have a package available for pick up. For pick up, you will need your government-issued photo ID or BuzzCard, as well as your mailbox number!
Q. How long will my package remain at the Post Office?
A. After 7 days a reminder email notification will be sent. Unclaimed packages are returned to sender after 14 days.
Q. How can I track my package?
A. With your package tracking number, visit the tracking pages for USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL. Please note that tracking will indicate when packages arrive at the Georgia Tech Post office, but it does not mean the recipient has picked it up.
Q. Does the Georgia Tech Post Office sell money orders?
A. As a government contracted postal unit, we are unable to sell money orders. Those looking to purchase a money order should visit the nearby Marietta Street Post Office.
Q. Does the Georgia Tech Post Office process passport applications?
A. In general, the Georgia Tech Post Office does not process passport applications. Please check our website regularly for information on our biannual Passport Fair. For a list of local passport offices, please visit the Atlanta Passport Agency.
Q. How do I get a mailbox?
A. Students living in on-campus housing will automatically be assigned a mailbox and will retain that box as long as they live on campus. If you move off campus and want to rent a mailbox, please notify the Post Office immediately.
Q. Can I still get a mailbox even if I don't live on campus?
A. All students (excluding Graduate Living Center and 10th and Home residents) may request a mailbox and pay a $30.00 non-refundable annual fee. Availability of boxes are limited so applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please stop by the Georgia Tech Post Office or contact us at 404-894-4560 for more information.
Q. How do I find out my mailbox combination?
A. To find your combination, login to BuzzPort. From the "Registration and Student Services" section, click:
>Registration - OSCAR
>Student Services & Financial Aid
>Post Office Box Information.
The last five digits are your box number. Scroll down to see your combination
Q. How often should I check my box for mail?
A. We recommend at least once to twice a week. We perform mailbox housekeeping every 30 to 45 days. Checking your box on a regular basis ensures that your mail will not be returned as unclaimed.
Q. How do I begin or modify mail pick up and delivery if my office has moved?