Mailroom

Location: Social Sciences I, Rm. 101

Hours: These vary from quarter to quarter. College Nine Mailroom Hours for Spring 2017 are:                                                                                                                      

Monday : 12:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Thursday : 11:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm 

Saturday : CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

(posted 4/13/17)


Be sure to check the College Nine mailroom doors for the most updated hours. 

(Hours are subject to change during the first three weeks of each quarter, finals and term breaks.) The mailroom will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

If you would like to have your USPS first class mail forwarded to you, enter your information through this survey.

Contact Information: For additional mailroom questions, please call the Colleges Nine and Ten Academic Advising Office at 831-459-3474 to speak with the Mailroom Supervisor or email College Assistant & Mailroom Supervisor Robert Lopez at rotlopez@ucsc.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are mailboxes assigned and where do I get my mailbox information?

I live off campus and would like a mailbox. What do I do?

How do I pick up my packages?

What do I do if I lost my mailbox combination?

What do I do if my mailbox is broken?

How should my mail be addressed?

It says my package has arrived online, but I don't have an email from the mailroom yet. Where is it?

How do I get my mail forwarded?

I am enrolled in summer session. How do I get a mailbox for the summer?

Where can I mail a letter?

Where can I mail a package?

Where can I purchase stamps?

What do I do if there is a letter in my mailbox that is not for me?


How are mailboxes assigned and where do I get my mailbox information?

All students living in College Nine housing are assigned a mailbox.

Mailboxes are reassigned every year. For both new and continuing students, an email containing your mailbox information will be sent to your UCSC email account.


Can I get a mailbox if I live off campus?

Yes! If you are living off campus, are affiliated with College Nine, and would like to request a mailbox, please contact the mailroom supervisor.


How do I pick up my packages?

When you receive a package at your college address, an email will be sent to your UCSC email. Once you have received this email, pick up your package by presenting your student ID at the mailroom, during posted open hours only.

Packages are not kept indefinitely. Packages that are not picked up in a timely manner are deemed unclaimed and then returned to sender.


I lost my mailbox combination, what do I do?

It is the students' responsibility to keep track of their mailbox information. Only when absolutely necessary, mailroom staff can look up forgotten or lost information. You will need a picture ID to retrieve this information.


What do I do if my mailbox is broken?

Report the problem right away to the mailroom clerk.


How should my mail be addressed?

Do not use nicknames or pen names. Improperly addressed mail may be refused and returned to sender. Please notify your family and friends.

    Your full name
    UCSC, College Nine #(Your box #)
    702 College Nine Road
    Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1100


It says my package has arrived online, but I don't have an email from the mailroom yet. Where is it?

Different carriers have different tracking methods.

Both UPS and FedEx use tracking numbers and consider the package delivered when a staff member signs for it.

USPS records when a package reaches the nearby distribution center. It may take a few more days for your package to reach the college mailroom.


How do I get my mail forwarded if I am going to be away from UCSC?

Please note: USPS is the only carrier that automatically forwards your 1st class mail. Other carriers’ mail and USPS standard mail will not be forwarded. Mail cannot be forwarded to an international address.

Forwarding services are provided for a maximum of 90 days to allow you to change your address information with senders. We can forward mail to a domestic address for students who have had a college mailbox and are moving off campus, who are going on EAP, graduating, leaving for the summer, transferring, withdrawing or taking a leave of absence.

To activate forwarding service, fill out this survey


I am enrolled in summer session. How do I get a mailbox for the summer?

Students who are enrolled for summer session may elect to retain their old mailbox through the summer. To request keeping a summer mailbox, fill out the "keep mailbox" section of a forwarding address card and return it to the mailroom or the Academic Advising Office.


Where can I mail a letter?

Your College Nine mailroom is not a full service post office, a UPS or FedEx pick-up spot.

The closest U.S. mailbox for outgoing mail is located at the Social Sciences 2 Circle. Be sure to put your mail in the blue USPS box. The white box is for intercampus mail.

You can also mail letters at the postal kiosk inside the Baytree Bookstore.


Where can I mail a package?

Your College Nine mailroom is not a full service post office, a UPS or FedEx pick-up spot.

You can use the self-service USPS Postal Kiosk, located on the first floor of the Baytree Bookstore, to purchase postage or send USPS packages.

The nearest UPS location is next to the Safeway on Mission Street at:

849 ALMAR AVE, STE C

SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060-5848

Web: http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/1128/

Telephone: (831) 426-5762

The nearest FedEx location is next to the downtown Trader Joe’s at:

712 FRONT ST

SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

Web: http://local.fedex.com/ca/santa-cruz/

Telephone: (831) 425-1177


Where can I purchase stamps?

Your College Nine mailroom is not a full service post office, a UPS or FedEx pick-up spot.

Go to the first floor of the Baytree Bookstore. The self-service USPS Postal Kiosk there allows you to purchase stamps and ship packages.


What do I do if there is a letter in my mailbox that is not for me?

If you have a college mailbox, you are required to check your mail frequently. If you receive mail that is not addressed to you, return it immediately to the mailroom staff.