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Questions? Please contact us at 609.258.1352 mailsvc@princeton.edu

Student Mail Package Delivery

Student Package Notification Process

When Mail Services receives packages for students, they will be sent an email notification advising when and where to pick up their packages. Please wait until you receive an email notification to pick up your package.

Students must show their TigerCard in order to pick up their packages.

Summer Hours
701 Forrestal Road
Monday–Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

Frist Campus Center
Monday–Friday, 10am – 4:30pm
No Saturday Hours

Regular Academic Year Hours
701 Forrestal Road
Monday–Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

Frist Campus Center
Monday–Friday, 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

Due to high package volumes, it may be necessary for students to pick
up packages at both the New South and Frist Campus Center locations.

For a list of FedEx and UPS drop off boxes on campus, please click here.

Questions? Please contact mailsvc@princeton.edu.


New Tracking information for USPS packages:
Student Packages
Below is the new tracking terms that will be seen on the USPS website.  As a reminder, please do not pick up a package until you receive the email from us and the tracking says “recipient notified by agent.”  This means your package is now available at the Frist Package Room for pick up. 

  1. When your package is picked up by mail services to the post office it will say: “delivered to agent”
  2. When mail services scans the package into our system it will say: “received by agent”
  3. Mail Services sends the email to you it will say: “recipient notified by agent”
  4. When the student picks up the package it will say: “delivered to recipient by agent”

Administrative and Faculty Packages
Any packages you receive from Mail Services via USPS will say in the tracking delivered to agent.  This means that Mail Services has it or will have it in our possession shortly.  This is an indicator that it is no longer at the post office and will be delivered on a campus mail run.  Usually within 1 business day.

Student forwarding of packages:
If you have a package in the Frist package room after move out, you have 2 options that will occur for that package. It will to either be forwarded to you or it will be returned to sender. If you would like the package sent to you, please follow the instructions below:

Go to USPS Click and Ship, UPS or FedEx website, create an account, enter all pertinent data, pay for shipping fees, generate a shipping label for the package and forward the PDF of the shipping label to dbalitz@princeton.edu to which we will then apply to the package, and hand off to the carrier correct carrier. We must receive the label from your Princeton University email account or we will not be able to apply to the package.


 
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