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About Student Mail Service

Students who live on campus or rent a mailing address can find details about our services and information about how to find your address below.

Student Addresses

YOUR OFFICIAL NAME  3#####  Georgia Tech Station 351 Ferst Drive Atlanta, GA 30332

What goes in the ##### spaces?

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 mail folder number that replaces the ##### above.

Important notes about student addresses:

  • For incoming students, mailbox numbers will be assigned in July to any on campus resident who has registered for classes. After July, mailbox number information will appear within 48 hours of registering for classes.
  • Please note that you are responsible for sharing your address with friends and family.
  • Sharing your mail address with another student is prohibited.

Student Mail Pick-Up

Students will receive an email notifying them that mail (a package/letter) is ready for pick up. The email will direct them to pick up their mail at the Post Office located on the 1st floor of the John Lewis Student Center or at the Mail Processing Center located at 711 Marietta St.  

  • Students should remember to bring their BuzzCard or any state-issued photo ID when picking up their mail. 

  • To alleviate congestion, the Postal Services Team asks that students wait until they have received an email from the GT Post Office telling them mail is ready for pickup before coming to either Post Office location. This will be particularly important in minimizing crowded lines and extended wait times at the Student Center Post Office during peak periods. 

  • Be sure to check your mail regularly! Items left longer than 30 days may be returned as unclaimed. Perishable items must be picked up within 48 hours of the email notification.  After 48 hours the items will be discarded.  

About Large Packages

Please limit the size of packages you send through the Post Office when possible. Large items like futons, bicycles, or refrigerators are acceptable. However, items shipped on pallets or freight will not be accepted by the Postal Service Team.    Additionally, during peak periods some large packages will be available for pick-up at the 711 Marietta St Mail Processing Center instead of the Student Center Post Office. Students should read their package pickup notification email carefully to find out where their packages should be picked up. 

Please keep in mind that a student is responsible for transporting their large items back to their residence halls.

Renting a Campus Mailing Address

If you are moving off-campus, including into Greek Housing, your mailing address will become inactive. If you would like to keep a mailbox in the Post Office, you must complete the Campus Mailing Address Rental Form. The annual fee is only $30 and covers fall term through summer term. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis, and assignments are not guaranteed to stay the same year after year.  Campus Mailing Address Rental Form

If you are a Student Organization that needs a mailing address for your organization you must complete the Student Organization mail folder rental form. The annual fee is only $20 and covers fall term through summer term. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis, and assignments are not guaranteed to stay the same year after year. 

Student Organization Mail Folder Rental Form

Mail Forwarding

If you are moving off-campus, including into Greek Housing, your mailing address will become inactive.  Students who graduate can have their mail forwarded for one semester after graduation. Mail cannot be forwarded internationally.  Magazines, other publishing’s, and mail received from other carrier’s such as UPS, FEDX, DHL, etc.  cannot be forwarded. Mailing Forwarding Instructions

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Sending Mail To Your Student

  • Your student is responsible for letting you know their address.
  • 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 the sender. 
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Important Holiday Mailing Information

The holiday mailing season is here! If you are sending packages to campus or expecting to receive a package on campus, it is important to know that mail theft increases during this time of year as valuable items are targeted during the shipping process. As a precaution, we encourage you to purchase valuable items locally when possible, and if you must purchase online, consider using the in-store pickup option. If you ship an item and is not received as expected, take immediate action by submitting an inquiry/filing a claim directly with the carrier. Below are links to the most common carriers:

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Graduating?  Moving off campus? Moving to Greek Housing?

Students who move off campus or into Greek housing immediately become ineligible for a mailbox address. This action takes place to allow Georgia Tech Postal Services the ability to create space for incoming new residential students. 

If you will continue to be enrolled and only moving off campus and would like to maintain a campus mailing address in the Post Office, you must complete the Campus Mailing Address Rental Form.  This option is not available to Graduate Living Center (GLC) or Tenth and Home residents.  The annual fee is only $30 and covers fall through summer terms.  Mailing address assignments are available on a first come, first served basis, and are not guaranteed to stay the same year after year.  Students who choose not to rent will need to change their delivery address for mail/packages to a non-campus address. 

We appreciate your cooperation!  For any questions, please contact the Georgia Tech Postal Services at 404-894-4560 or at postofficeask@po.gatech.edu.

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FAQ

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 first floor of the Student Center 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.
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