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Mail and Packages

General Practices for Mail & Package Delivery

It is recommended to have any very important mail items or packages sent certified and signature confirmation required (Cash, money order, check, passport, social security card, license, valuable items packaged and sent from home or relative, etc.).
 Check Buffalo State email regularly for notifications of mail & package deliveries that require a signature.  This type of mail must be signed for and picked up at the campus mail room located in Moore Hall (with identification).

Check your hall mailbox often for regular mail and package slip notifications.
 Packages not requiring signatures will be available for pick up in your hall office (with notification slip and identification).
Please factor in an extra day or two for delivery to cover mail room processing time and transportation between offices.

What is my campus address?

In order to get mail sent to your campus address, address your mail exactly in the following manner  (Otherwise, it may be redirected to the Buffalo Post Office and delayed in delivery):

Student's Name
Hall & Room No.
Buffalo State College
PO Box ______*
Buffalo, NY 14213-(Use the PO Box number here too)

*Based on your hall assignment, insert the appropriate PO Box number in your mailing address:

Cassety Hall 5122
Porter 5120
Perry 5127
Neumann 5108
North Wing 5121
Student Apartment Complex 5124
Tower 1 5123
Tower 2 5118
Tower 3 5119
Tower 4 5126
Moore Complex 5125

PLEASE NOTE:  FOR SHIPPERS LIKE FEDEX AND UPS THAT WON’T DELIVER TO A PO BOX ADDRESS, YOU MAY REPLACE THE PO BOX LINE WITH “1300 ELMWOOD AVENUE” SO THE ADDRESS WOULD THEN READ:

Student's name
Hall & Room No.
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213-(Use the PO Box Number here too)

How do I receive regular letter mail?

You will pick up any regular letter mail you receive in your assigned mailbox. Hall mail should be sorted and in your mailbox no later than 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There is no Campus Mail Room service on weekends, holidays, or semester breaks. As such, no letter or packages are delivered during these times.

 

Online Orders:

Please do not place online orders after April 15th during the Spring Semester or after December 1st during the Fall Semester .  Any packages received after close of semester will be returned to sender as undeliverable.

How do I pick up a package?

Packages with no signature required:

If you receive a package slip stating you have a package in your hall, you can pick that package up (with your package slip and identification) from the Resident or Office Assistant while they are sitting desk hours in the evening. (M-F 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.) (Weekends from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00  a.m.) 
If you receive a package slip stating you have a package in the Residence Life Office, you can pick that package up (with your package slip and identification) at the Residence Life Office located in Porter Hall during business hours (M-F 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Packages with signature required:

If you receive a package requiring a signature, you can pick that package up (with identification) at the campus mail room located in Moore Hall during business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).  The campus mail room is Building #28 on the campus map and the door is located on the Iroquois drive side of the building. * There is no access to the mail room through the Moore Complex Lounge Side.

How do I send mail?

If you have outgoing mail that you would like to send, you can drop it in an appropriate mail slot on campus. If you have large packages to mail, you will need to go to the closest post office which is located close to campus at the following address:

US Post Office
465 Grant St Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 883-8032

Do I need to do anything about my mail when I move off campus?

When moving off campus, it is important to provide your new address to anyone that sends you mail or companies that you place orders with.  The postal service does not allow for change of address forms to be filled out for large institutions.  Therefore, since the Residence Life office only forwards mail to students for 1 semester after their departure from housing on campus, any mail and packages that come for you after that semester will be returned to sender as unable to forward.
Mail will be forwarded to student's permanent address that is listed on their file.

Residence Life Office

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Porter Hall
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-3000 •  Fax: (716) 878-6000

reslife@buffalostate.edu
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