Georgia Tech Post Office

Post Office

The Georgia Tech Post Office is here for all of your postal needs. You can send packages, buy mail supplies, and more. Students living on campus can find their mailbox at the Post Office, as well as the package pick-up window for picking up parcels. The Georgia Tech Post Office provides mail and parcel pick-up services for students receiving packages from the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express, Airborne and DHL. Outgoing shipping services are provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS) only. For customer services inquiries, please contact our team at postofficeask@po.gatech.edu.

WINTER (BREAK) IS COMING!

Winter Break is upon us, and that means that hours of operation for the Post Office will change:

Wednesday, December 6  - Friday, December 15 | Normal Hours 
Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17 | Closed
Monday, December 18 | 8:30am - 3pm
Tuesday, December 19 | 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 20 | 12:30pm - 5pm
Thursday, December 21 - Friday, December 22 | 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday, December 23 - Monday, January 1 | Closed*
Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, January 5 | 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday, January 6 | 10am - 12pm (Package Pickup Window only)
Sunday, January 7 | Closed
*Departmental Mail pickup available at 711 Mail Processing Center by appointment.

We will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, January 8. Have a wonderful and safe break, Jackets!

 

Student Mailboxes - What You Need to Know

Accessing your Mailbox

  • All mailboxes are located on the 1st floor of the Student Center between Tech Rec and Stamps Commons.
  • To find your mailbox number and combination, login to BuzzPort. From the "Registration and Student Services" section, click:
    • Registration - OSCAR
    • Student Services & Financial Aid
    • Student Records
    • Post Office Box Information
  • The last five digits are your box number. Scroll down to see your combination.
  • Please note that you are responsible for sharing your address wih friends and family:
    • YOUR OFFICIAL NAME 
      350 Ferst Drive
      3##### (Mailbox Number) 
      Georgia Tech Station
      Atlanta, GA 30332

Mailbox Policies

  • When you receive a package, the Postal Services Team will notify you by email. To pick up a package once you receive that email, present a valid form of I.D. at the package window.
  • Be sure to check your mailbox regularly! Items left longer than 30 days may be returned as unclaimed.
  • Sharing your mailbox with another student is prohibited.
     

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Sending Mail to Your Student

  • Please be sure that mail is addressed with the correct mailbox number and valid zip code. Always use your student’s full name, as listed with the registrar. Use of another name may prevent mail from reaching your student.

  • Special occasion and holiday cards are prime targets for theft. To minimize the threat to your student’s parcels please DO NOT SEND CASH through the mail.

  • The Georgia Tech Post Office recommends using a trackable method of mailing such as delivery confirmation or priority mailing. When sending packages, tracking will indicate when a package has arrived at the Post Office, not when your student has received it​.

  • The Georgia Tech Post Office receives packages from the United States Postal Service, United Parcel ​Service, Federal Express, Airborne, and DHL. There is no package delivery to the residence halls.
  • Students will be notified they have a package via email. After a week, a second notification will be sent. A week after the second notification, the package will be returned to sender. 

FAQs

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 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.

Department Mail

Inter-Campus Mail

  • Use inter-campus mail envelopes whenever possible, but be sure to cross out all previous names and information. Inter-campus mail must be separated from U.S. Mail by securing it with a rubber band.
  • Mail is delivered and collected twice daily in most departments. All mail must be ready for pick-up when the carrier arrives at your department. 
  • The Georgia Tech Post Office is a government contract station, therefore all mail sent via inter-campus mail must be official Georgia Tech Correspondence. Personal mail is not permitted on the campus mail system.

Other Mail Guidelines

  • If you have a large mailing, which requires a special pick-up, you must make arrangements in advance by calling the Georgia Tech Post Office at (404) 385.4174.
  • When a faculty or staff member leaves Georgia Tech, or transfers to another department, it is the responsibility of the department to forward the individual's mail. Individual members of a department needing to modify their mail information should submit an Individual Move Form. Departments looking to change mail information should submit a Departmental Move Form. 

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Retail Shipping Items

USPS Pricing
​First Class Stamp - 1st Oz. ​$0.47
Additional Oz. ​$0.21
First Class Postcard ​$0.34
​Pre-stamped Envelope ​$0.62
​Priority - 1lb. Flat Rate ​$6.45
​Express - Flat Rate Envelope ​$22.95
​Small Priority Flat Rate Box ​$6.80
​Medium Priority Flat Rate Box ​$13.45
​Large Priority Flat Rate Box ​$18.75
Additional Services
Insurance - $50 Coverage ​$2.10
​​Signature Confirmation ​$2.90
​Registered Mail ​ ​$11.70
​Return Receipt ​$2.70
​Certified Mail ​$3.30
Special Packaging & Supplies
Bubble Mailer - 10"x5"x16" ​$2.19
Bubble Mailer - 6"x10" ​$1.49
​Cushion Mailer - 10"x5"x16" ​$1.89
​Packaging Tape ​$3.49
Bubble Wrap ​$3.29
Mailing Carton - 8"x8"x8" ​$1.99
​Mailing Carton - 17"x17"x16" ​$5.99
​Photo Mailer - 9.75"x12.25" ​$1.59
​Photo Mailer - 6"x10" (w/ chip board) ​$1.49
Utility Mailer ​$1.19