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 409 Goodell.
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 form:
- Your Name
Name of Your Residence Hall, UMass
Residence Hall Street Address, Room #
Amherst, MA 01003 - (4-digit extended ZIP)
Each residence hall has a different 4-digit extended zip code. For the correct street address and zip code of your residence hall, go to Residence Directory.
• 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.
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.