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 Clinton Center (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):
Hall & Room No.
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
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.
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 Clinton Center during business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).
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
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.
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