The Westminster College Mail Services Department was established to handle college mailings and personal mail and packages for residents of college housing only.
Mail delivery time is between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and pick-up time is 1:30 p.m.
Department numbers must be clearly written or stamped on all outgoing mail.
Department numbers must also be clearly written on all business reply envelopes that are to be returned to the college.
Mail Services does not deliver or pick up mail on Saturdays.
When placing a shipment order with an outside vendor, please make sure the vendor has your name, department and/or telephone number on the delivery instructions or on the package itself so that Mail Services can easily ascertain where the package belongs so it can be delivered to you promptly.
If you are preparing a large mailing (larger than 100 pieces), please call Mail Services at extension 2690, 2691, 2692 or 2696 and let us know. This will ensure that we are ready with sufficient postage to meter a large number of pieces. It will also alert our work studies to make sure they get all mailings from you before they finish their mail pick-up rounds.
Whenever possible, please group like types of envelopes (same size/shape) together. Please do not mix sealed envelopes with unsealed envelopes. If you have boxed or placed your envelopes in a container for pick-up, please keep the flaps down on the envelopes. Our postage meter will seal unsealed envelopes but the flaps have to be down when they are fed through the meter. Our postage meter will not seal any pointed (Christmas card) or wide (college note/invitations) flap envelopes. Please seal these before we pick them up. Please group all pieces of international and on campus mail together. All mail with handwritten addresses must be mailed as first class mail which is a higher rate than the presorted rate used for typewritten addresses.
US mail is picked up every day at 3:00 p.m.; For same-day mailings, please make sure you have all your regular mail to Mail Services no later than 2:15 p.m. If your mail has not been picked up by 2:00 p.m., please make sure you call us. We will send someone over to pick it up immediately.
All overnight/express mail/packages must be delivered to Mail Services no later than 3:15 p.m. for pick up. Packages being sent via ground services must be delivered to Mail Services no later than 1:15 p.m. As a reminder, Federal Express does not deliver to P.O. boxes.
The closest Federal Express Drop box is located at the Sugarhouse Post Office. The weekday scheduled pick-up is 5:30 p.m.
We receive deliveries from UPS, FedEx and, occasionally DHL every morning. Federal Express and USPS are our express carriers, so if you require something sent express, it will be sent via one of these two carriers. If you need or would like the tracking number on a package you are sending, please let us know and we will be happy to E-mail it to you. We also have FedEx, USPS and UPS mailing materials, packs, boxes, etc. available in Mail Services for your convenience.
Packages for faculty and staff members are delivered each day. A representative from each department is responsible for signing our delivery log for all that departments packages being delivered. E-mails are sent daily to students who have received packages. Students coming to the Copy Center to claim any package(s) must show their student I.D. and sign our student log to receive their package(s).
Mail Services signs for all packages (UPS, FedEx, DHL) upon their delivery. If you are expecting an urgent package delivery, please notify Mail Services in advance.; We will watch for the package and make sure that you receive it in a timely manner once it arrives.