Types of Mail

Inbound Mail

Mail is picked up at the Carlisle Post Office Monday - Friday at 10:30AM.

Dickinson employees should refrain from shipping personal packages to the college campus.

Other carriers (UPS, FedEx, etc.) deliver mail at various times during the day. All packages containing a tracking number are verified, processed and are available for pickup once you have received an email notification.

  • Should a package arrive on campus and you have not been notified come to Package Pickup with your ID and tracking number and we will do our best to help locate your items, If you are unable to stop during business hours you can send your tracking number to fasmailroom@dickinson.edu and we will respond with information we obtain.

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.

Money Orders

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.

Outbound Mail

USPS outbound mail is taken to the Post Office at 3:30PM Monday - Friday.


CONEVIENCE FEE'S

THERE IS A $5.00 SERVICE FEE ON ALL PERSONAL PACKAGES FEDEX, AND DHL.  DHL ALSO INCURS AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 PICK-UP FEE PER PACKAGE.

A $5.00 SERVICE FEE WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL PERSONAL PACKAGES SHIPPING USPS AT A MINIMUM TOTAL OF $4.00 OR MORE.

Mail Services has a $2.00 handling fee for personal return packages accepted at the window. All RS, Prepaid labels or returned to sender packages must be handed to an available mail center staff member.

DROP-0FFS

ALL UPS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE MAIL CENTER NO LATER THAN 3:00PM 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 10:00AM, 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 3:00PM FOR SAME-DAY DROP-OFF.

FedEx GROUND- retrieves all parcels ready to be shipped when our delivery occurs. All items arriving at the window after our delivery is made will leave the next business day. Delivery times will vary.

Notice:
The shipper is responsible for paying all chargebacks that may occur for personal packages shipped.
Examples are and not limited to:
Oversized packages
Residential and or fuel surcharges
Address Corrections
And for international packages - Brokerage Fees, Tariff Fees, or Added Value Tax.

Before sending your envelopes to the mail center:
•All departmental outbound 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.

Sealing

Sealed or unsealed envelopes must be kept separate from each other.
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 short side must be sealed before coming to the mail center.
Invitation envelopes must be sealed before coming to the mail center.

Intra-Office Mail

All intra-office mail must have:
•The recipient’s name PRINTED clearly and their physical campus location.
•Also a return address must be placed in the upper left-hand corner.

Please mark off all previous names and departments/offices on envelopes that are being reused so we can identify the correct person and destination of the intra-office piece of mail.

International Mail

Outbound 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 Par-Avion (AirMail)

Mail Forwarding

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.

Mail Returns

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.