Mail is delivered and picked up at every residence hall, except on legal holidays, extended vacation periods and Summer Break. At the beginning of the semester, you will be assigned a mailbox, which will be located in your residence hall. Most residence halls also have a mail slot for outgoing U.S. Mail. If you need to mail something, you can purchase stamps at the University Store which is located in the Campus Center, or at Mail Services in Goodell, Room 306.
Campus mail is a free service that delivers letters from one on-campus room or office to another. To send campus mail, address the envelope as follows and drop it in any mailbox marked "Campus Mail".
- Recipient's Name
Department Box Number
Your Campus Mailing Address
In order to receive mail at your residence hall, it should be addressed using the following format. Each residence hall has a different 4-digit extended zip code.
- Your Name
Name of Your Residence Hall, UMass
Residence Hall Street Address, Room #
Amherst, MA 01003 - (4-digit extended ZIP)
• All packages will be delivered to your Residential Service Desk.
• We will email your UMail account to let you know when you receive a package.
• Unclaimed packages will be returned to sender 7 days after receipt if not picked up.
• There is a package weight limit of 40 lbs. per package.
Your Residential Service Desk is not able to accept any package that requires an ADULT SIGNATURE (Age 21+) upon attempted delivery. Some items that would require an ADULT SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION are alcohol, cigarettes, firearms/ammunition and items of high value. It is important to note that some computer vendors will require an ADULT SIGNATURE when shipping computers due to their high value. Before ordering a computer, please contact your Residential Service Desk and speak with the Service Desk Coordinator about this exception.
Not Getting Your Mail?
If you are having problems with your mail please contact your RSD. Misaddressed mail is forwarded by University Mail Services, room 306 Goodell, to a resident's most current address as it appears in SPIRE. If Mail Services is holding any mail for you, you will be notified by email to come in person with your student ID between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mail Delivery during Summer and Wintersession
Standard (Bulk) mail and Periodicals (magazines, newspapers) will not be forwarded. You are required to change your address directly with the Circulation Department for each publication.
Bank Statements are returned to the Bank. Mail Services recommends that you contact your Financial Institution and update your mailing address.
Credit Card 'offers' are returned to sender.
Campus Mail is returned to the originating Department. Other 1st Class Mail is forwarded to the permanent address students have provided on SPIRE. Please be patient. Mail Services hand-addresses thousands of pieces of mail.