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.

Now Open in the Exhibition Hall

The Post Office has moved to the new Exhibition Hall (located across from ISYE Main at 460 Fourth Street NW), our home for the next two years while the Student Center undergoes renovations. Please note that students’ mailing addresses have not changed in any way as a result of this move. Here’s what you need to know about the move:

STUDENT MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE NOT CHANGED |
Despite the change in pick-up location, students' address has not changed - if you are a campus resident or a student who rents a mailbox, your address is still 350 Ferst Drive. Be sure to follow the addressing instructions below in the Student Mail section.

LIMIT LARGE PACKAGES |
Please limit the number and size of packages you send through the Post Office. While in our temporary space and practicing physical distancing, both our back of house storage and front counter queuing space will be in short supply. We cannot accommodate large items like futons or bicycles in our package storage, and multiple packages mean multiple trips through our space. You can help the entire community have a smoother semester by living minimally and/or purchasing items at nearby retailers.

HIGH DENSITY MAIL |
The Student Center’s renovation provides an opportunity to be more space efficient in our mail processes. Both the Post Office’s temporary space in the Exhibition Hall and its permanent home in the renovated Student Center will have a High Density Mail system (HDM), which utilizes compressible shelves of folders in lieu of individual boxes. Students will still have mailbox numbers that correspond to an individual folder containing their mail. Students will no longer need a combination to access their letter mail, only their valid BuzzCard. The transition to High Density Mail means retiring the old mailboxes from the 1st floor of the Student Center; details on the future and possible purchase of those mailboxes will be released when available.

KEEPING OUR SPACE SAFE |
Georgia Tech Postal Services has enhanced daily cleaning of both the Exhibition Hall and Mail Processing Center facilities, including transactional counters where student packages are delivered and retail services are rendered. The Georgia Tech community should anticipate following physical distance and facial covering guidelines while in our spaces. Please read and adhere to any posted instructions in the space to help us maintain the health and safety of our team and our campus. 

To further alleviate congestion, the Postal Services Team asks that students wait until they have received an email telling them a package has arrived before visiting the Post Office. This will be particularly important in minimizing crowded lines on our spaces. Students should follow all signage in the Exhibition Hall related to traffic flow and distancing measures. Students should also remember to bring their BuzzCard or any state issued ID when picking up a package. 

For any additional questions regarding the move or operations in the new space, contact the Postal Services Team at 404.894.4560 or by email at postofficeask@po.gatech.edu.

Student Mail

What First-Year Students Need to Know

Welcome new students! For those of you living on campus this year, you'll have a mailbox with the Georgia Tech Post Office where you can manage all of your letter and package needs. Here's what you'll need to know about our mail services this year:

HIGH DENSITY MAIL |
The Student Center’s renovation provides an opportunity to be more space efficient in our mail processes. Both the Post Office’s temporary space in the Exhibition Hall and its permanent home in the renovated Student Center will have a High Density Mail system (HDM), which utilizes compressible shelves of folders in lieu of individual boxes. Students will still have mailbox numbers that correspond to an individual folder containing their mail. Students will no longer need a combination to access their letter mail, only their valid BuzzCard. The transition to High Density Mail means retiring the old mailboxes from the 1st floor of the Student Center; details on the future and possible purchase of those mailboxes will be released when available.

STUDENT ADDRESSES |
For on campus residents and those who rent a mailbox, address information is available on BuzzPort. From the "Registration and Student Services" section, click:

  • Registration - OSCAR
  • Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Student Records
  • *New GT Post Office
  • The last five digits are your box number. 

Please note that you are responsible for sharing your address with friends and family:

YOUR OFFICIAL NAME 
3#####  Georgia Tech Station
350 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332

For incoming students, mailbox numbers will be assigned beginning Monday, July 20, to any on campus resident who has registered for classes. After July 20, mailbox number information will appear within 48 hours of registering for classes.

STUDENT MAIL PICK-UP |
Students will receive an email notifying them that a package is ready for pick up and will direct them to pick up their package on the 2nd floor of the Exhibition Hall. Please limit the number and size of packages you send through the Post Office. While in our temporary space and practicing physical distancing, we cannot accommodate large items like futons or bicycles in our package storage.

What Returning Students Need to know

HIGH DENSITY MAIL |

  • You will not have an individual box, but a mailbox number that corresponds to an individual folder containing your mail. At least now you won't have to remember a combination anymore!


STUDENT PACKAGE PICK-UP |

  • Students will still receive an email notifying you that a package is ready for pick up, but now it will direct you to pick it up on the 2nd floor of the Exhibition Hall.
  • PLEASE limit the number and size of packages you send through the Post Office. While in our temporary space and practicing physical distancing, both our back of house storage and front counter queuing space will be in short supply. We cannot accommodate large items like futons or bicycles in our package storage, and multiple packages mean multiple trips through our space. You can help the entire community have a smoother semester by living minimally and/or purchasing large items at nearby retailers.


REGARDING THE JULY 8 EMAIL NOTIFICATION (IF YOU GOT ONE) |

  • If you will still be a resident in campus housing in fall, your letters will be waiting for you to pick up in the Exhibition Hall under the same mailbox number whenever you return to campus. The email notification is a courtesy to let you know we still have your letters safely stored since our move. 
  • If you are no longer a campus resident, please place your mail on forward ASAP. Regarding the letters referenced in the email notification: if you will be on campus in fall, you can pick up your letters in the Exhibition Hall under the same mailbox number whenever you returned to campus. If you will not return to campus in person in fall, we will forward your mail once you have set up your forwarding address. At the end of fall semester, if your items have not been forwarded or picked up, they will be returned to sender or discarded according to our usual practices. 
  • If you are unsure of whether or not you will live in on campus housing this fall, please reach out to us at 404.894.4560 or postofficeask@po.gatech.edu.


STUDENT ADDRESSES |

  • Students’ addresses will not change as a result of the Post Office’s relocation. If you are still a resident this semester, your mailbox number will not change. If you have moved off campus and would like to rent a mailbox, please reach out to us at postofficeask@po.gatech.edu.


     

Accessing your Mail & Address

  • All letters and parcels can be picked up from the Post Office on the 2nd floor of the Exhibition Hall.
  • To find your mailbox number, login to BuzzPort. From the "Registration and Student Services" section, click:
    • Registration - OSCAR
    • Student Services & Financial Aid
    • Student Records
    • *New GT Post Office
  • The last five digits are your box number. 
  • Please note that you are responsible for sharing your address with friends and family:
    • YOUR OFFICIAL NAME 
      3##### (Mailbox Number) Georgia Tech Station
      350 Ferst Drive
      Atlanta, GA 30332
  • The address above will remain valid while the Post Office is in its temporary location in the Exhibition Hall.

Mailbox Policies

  • While we are temporarily housed in the Exhibition Hall, we ask that you do not ship large items like futons, bicycles, or refrigerators. We cannot accommodate such large items in our space. Please also keep in mind that a student is responsible for transporting their large shipments back to their residence halls. 
  • When you receive a letter or package, the Postal Services Team will notify you by email. To pick up a parcel 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. Perishable items must be picked up within 24 hours or they will be discarded. 
  • Sharing your mailbox with another student is prohibited.
     

Moving off campus |

To view a PDF document, a PDF reader is required. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Sending Mail to Your Student

example of proper address formatting on a letter
  • 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. For new students who have not yet been assigned a mailbox: please use the phrase "Incoming New Student" in place of a mailbox number. 

  • 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 number and will retain that number as long as they live in campus housing. 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 on the 2nd floor of the Exhibition Hall 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

About Current Operations

Due to the variability of departmental operating hours and much of campus working remotely, campus mail delivery has been suspended until further notice. During this time, faculty and staff who have critical time-sensitive material can pick up mail and packages Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. from the Mail Processing Center (MPC), located at 711 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 (next door to Business Services). If you have parcels en route to your campus address, please redirect them to the MPC.

FACULTY/STAFF PICK-UP PROCESS |
Please call ahead at 404-385-4174 before picking up your parcels. Mail and packages will be delivered to recipients outside the entrance to the MPC to limit contact. Those experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath should avoid visiting the MPC. 

LIVE SPECIMENS NOT ACCEPTED |
Due to modified operations, perishables and live specimens (including but not limited to live animals, including all birds and hatching or embryonated eggs) cannot be accepted at this time.

P-CARD PURCHASES |
A reminder to P-card holders: During this time of modified campus operations, the Department of Administrative Services is allowing card holders to ship P-card purchases to home addresses as needed. Cardholders will need supervisor approval to ship to an address other than Georgia Tech. This approval may be granted per transaction or for the duration of the telework period. This is only for purchases made on a P-card that are being sent directly from the vendor to a non-Georgia Tech address. For more information, please contact the P-card administrator for your department, or Business Services.

BUILDING MANAGERS |
As many campus buildings remain closed, building managers can arrange to have packages, usually delivered to individual campus buildings, redirected to the MPC. This should be coordinated with Georgia Tech Postal Services by emailing postofficeask@po.gatech.edu.

To help the Postal Services team, building managers are encouraged to add signage to facility entrances advising delivery couriers to redirect packages to the Mail Processing Center located at 711 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Click here to access an 8.5 x11 sign that is available for you to use.

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. 

To view a PDF document, a PDF reader is required. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

Retail Shipping Items

USPS Pricing
​First Class Stamp - 1st Oz. ​$0.55
Additional Oz. ​$0.15
First Class Postcard ​$0.35
​Pre-stamped Envelope ​$0.69
​Priority - 1lb. Flat Rate* ​$7.75
​Express - Flat Rate Envelope* ​$26.35
​Small Priority Flat Rate Box* ​$7.90
​Medium Priority Flat Rate Box* ​$15.05
​Large Priority Flat Rate Box* ​$19.95

*Pricing for International Express and Priority Mail varies by country code and zip code.

Additional Services
Insurance - $50 Coverage ​$2.25
​​Signature Confirmation ​$3.15
​Registered Mail ​ ​$12.60
​Return Receipt ​$2.85
​Certified Mail ​$3.55
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