Types of Mail
Mail is picked up at the Carlisle Post Office Monday - Friday at 10:30 AM.
Personal Packages should not be sent to the college. However, if delivered to the college they will need to be picked up at the FAS.
Other carriers (UPS, FedEx, etc.) deliver mail at various times during the day. All packages containing a tracking number are processed and are available for pickup. Please feel free to contact the mail center when looking for a package. We can better serve you when you provide a tracking number.
Unidentified Mail: Your mail and packages are very important to us, and we take every step to identify the receiver of the mail/packages. If we are unable to identify the receiver, we will hold the package for five consecutive business days before returning the item to the sender.
The mail center does not accept or hold COD's they are returned to the sender.
The mail center does not sell money orders of any type. They can be obtained at the Local Post Office.
Postage Due mail will not be collected for the Post Office.
USPS outgoing mail is taken to the PO at 3:30 PM Monday - Friday.
THERE IS A $2.00 SERVICE FEE ON ALL PERSONAL PACKAGES FEDEX, AND DHL. DHL ALSO INCURS A $5.00 PICK-UP FEE PER PACKAGE.
A $2.00 SERVICE FEE WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL PERSONAL PACKAGES SHIPPING USPS AT A MINIMUM TOTAL OF $4.00 OR MORE.
ALL UPS MUST BE DROPPED AT THE MAIL CENTER NO LATER THAN 3:00 PM AND READY TO SHIP FOR SAME-DAY PICKUP.
FEDEX Express - OVERNIGHT PACKAGES THAT ARE TOO LARGE FOR A DROPBOX MUST BE AT THE MAIL CENTER BY 10:00 AM, TO ALLOW FOR SAME-DAY PICKUP. PACKAGES NOT EXCEEDING THE SIZE LIMIT OF 16 X 13 X 3 must BE AT THE MAIL CENTER NO LATER THAN 3:00 FOR SAME-DAY DROP-OFF.
FEDEX GROUND THAT IS DROPPED AT THE WINDOW AFTER 2:00 PM WILL LEAVE THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
The shipper is responsible for paying all chargebacks that may occur for personal packages shipped.
Examples are and not limited to:
Residential and or fuel surcharges
And for international packages - Brokerage Fees, Tariff Fees, or Added Value Tax.
Before sending your envelopes to the mail center:
•All departmental outgoing mail must have their postage number displayed in the upper left-hand corner on each piece of mail.
•Be sure to have the recipient's address written or typed on the envelope and always use a return address. A shipping form should be used for items that weigh 13 ounces or more, are in a padded envelope, or cannot be folded please use the link provided. https://www.dickinson.edu/download/downloads/id/4270/electronic_shipping_form.pdf
•All departmental letter mail requires a postage number, letter mail without a postage number will not be mailed.
Envelopes over ¼ inch must be sealed before coming to the mail center.
Envelopes classified as a flat must have the flap on the long side at the top of the envelope for the postage meter to seal.
Flaps at the side must be sealed before coming to the mail center.
Invitation envelopes must be sealed before coming to the mail center.
All intra-office mail must have:
•The recipient’s name PRINTED clearly.
•Name of the office where the recipient is located.
•And a return address.
Please cross off all previous names and departments/offices on envelopes that are being reused so we can identify the person and destination of the intra-office piece of mail.
Outgoing international mail must be kept separate from domestic mail by rubber banding the airmail pieces or using a paper clip.
When addressing International mail, the address must be in English and the country must appear on the bottom line of the address. All international mail should be stamped air mail.
The mail center staff is not responsible for forwarding mail for faculty, administrators, or staff that leaves the college, their former department/office is responsible for forwarding all first-class mail and magazines free of charge (unless mail piece has been opened). You cannot forward standard mail or non-profit mail
When forwarding, block out all barcodes with a permanent black magic marker. Black-out barcodes on the address side and the orange fluorescent bar codes are on the opposite or back side of the mail piece. Both of these bar codes need to be blacked out. The new address label should cover the old address. Do not cover the name, just the address.
You cannot return mail pieces or packages that have been opened. Unopened items can be endorsed with “Return to Sender”. If you want to cancel a subscription with the return, write Cancel under the “Return to Sender”.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM
All offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday
Scheduled hours may vary during exams, breaks, and holidays.