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.

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. Students should also remember to bring their BuzzCard or any state issued ID when picking up a package. We're glad to have you back, Jackets!

For questions about package pickup or our other mail services, please contact the Post Office at postofficeask@po.gatech.edu, or call (404) 894-4560.

About Current Operations

All information below is in effect until further notice.

HOURS |  
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (retail window); 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (package pickup), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Mail Processing Center)
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

CURRENT FACULTY/STAFF MAIL SERVICE |
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. If you are feeling ill, please follow the guidance provided at http://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/decision-tree.

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.

RESIDENTIAL MAIL |
With the campus change in operations, we are requesting that all packages be picked up and mailboxes cleared prior to departing campus. As the Student Center will officially close this summer until late 2022 to undergo renovations, it is imperative that all mail and packages are collected from the Student Center Post Office location.  We will be open to serve you in our temporary location beginning in late Summer 2020.

Residents should also:

  • Forward your mail to your place of residence through BuzzPort (click here for instructions)
  • Redirect any auto-ship subscriptions – specifically perishables and medications 
  • Coordinate with carriers to have packages redirected to your place of residence 

For questions about this request or postal services during the campus closure, please contact the Postal Services team at postofficeask@po.gatech.edu.

KEEPING OUR SPACE SAFE |
Georgia Tech Postal Services has enhanced its daily cleaning of both the Student Center and Mail Processing Center facilities, including transactional counters where student packages are delivered and retail services are rendered. Additionally, all staff working behind the scenes processing mail/packages and delivering services to customers perform these tasks wearing gloves.

During this time, we encourage everyone to practice preventative measures to protect themselves and everyone around them. Follow all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health, including recommendations on personal and business travel to avoid increasing your risk and that to others. You can also visit Georgia Tech's Monitoring Coronavirus website for up-to-date information on modified operations on campus.

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
    • *New GT Post Office
  • 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 
      3##### (Mailbox Number) Georgia Tech Station
      350 Ferst Drive
      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.
     

Moving off campus |

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Sending Mail to Your Student

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  • 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 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. ​$0.55
Additional Oz. ​$0.15
First Class Postcard ​$0.35
​Pre-stamped Envelope ​$0.69
​Priority - 1lb. Flat Rate ​$7.20
​Express - Flat Rate Envelope ​$25.50
​Small Priority Flat Rate Box ​$7.90
​Medium Priority Flat Rate Box ​$14.35
​Large Priority Flat Rate Box ​$19.95
Additional Services
Insurance - $50 Coverage ​$2.20
​​Signature Confirmation ​$3.05
​Registered Mail ​ ​$12.40
​Return Receipt ​$2.80
​Certified Mail ​$3.50
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