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 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.

All Fraternity & Sorority mail reguardless of the recipient's name and HUB number, will be sent to Student Life and Campus Engagement Office where it will be held for pickup. 

Perishable items will be held in Package Pick-up no longer than five consecutive days. Refrigeration is not available. 

Outbound Mail

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

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.

Convenience Fee's

There is a $5.00 service fee on all personal packages being shipped UPS, 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.


All UPS must be received at the Mail center no later than 3:00PM and ready to ship for same-day pickup.


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.

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.
•All departmental letter mail requires a postage number, letter mail without a postage number will not be mailed.


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


During Breaks all mail and packages will be held at mail services until students return. During the summer all packages will be returned to sender unless you speak with somone in Mail Services and you complete an authorization form so that the package may be shipped to a domestic address. 

Graduates: domestic addressed mail will be forwarded to the address provided to us for 90 days. It is the responsibility of the graduate to inform all correspondents of their change of address. 

Faculity & Staff

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, black-out all barcodes with a permanent black 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”.

Package Pickup

Students will receive a HUB number at their Dickinson email address before their arrival on campus. All mail and packages arriving on campus are held in Package Pickup. Students receive an email notification for unclaimed packages after two weeks. Packages must be picked up one week after the second notice, failure to do so will result in packages being returned to the sender. All letter mail will be returned to sender as unclaimed after thirty consecutive days. 

Students must have their Dickinson College ID when picking up items at Package Pickup. Without a Dickinson ID, the mail will not be relinquished. 


Hours of Operation

Package Pickup: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Mail Services: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 3:45PM

All offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday
Scheduled hours may vary during exams, breaks, and holidays.