Mail Services

Welcome to Reed College Mail Services, located in the basement of Gray Campus Center next to the Bookstore. We process and deliver all campus mail, and offer many services to make your mailing experience simple.  

Public window hours

Mail Services is open weekdays between 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. We mail and ship through USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. Our cash register only accepts cash or check.  

Daily receiving and delivery procedures

We receive deliveries Monday – Friday.  When you receive a tracked shipment you will get an email from Mail Services telling you it is here. We make one delivery run each weekday to campus departments.

We post our outgoing mail, Fedex, UPS and DHL every weekday and it is picked up the next day when deliveries are made.

Mailing supplies

We have shipping containers for various express services, shipping tape, a small selection of envelopes and intra-campus envelopes available at Mail Services. The bookstore carries a wider selection of stationery notecards and envelopes, thank-you cards, boxes and packing material. Printing Services (in Eliot Hall) can help you if you need specially printed envelopes or postcards.

Box stuffers

There are several things you can do to speed the delivery of your box stuffing.

  • Get it to the mailroom at least two days before the information is needed.
  • Use at least 3 inch by 5 inch pieces of paper; half sheets are better.
  • If the stuffer is for a selected group, write their box numbers and put the stuffing in box number order.
  • Call ahead and tell mail service (extension 7214) you have something to be stuffed and when it will be ready.
  • There will be no Saturday box stuffing except by specific prior arrangement.

The mailroom will not accept or allow the following types of material for insertion in the student mail boxes:

  • Anonymous submissions
  • Advertisements for sale of merchandise or services (except those that arrive in the U.S. mail)
  • Political advertising for college, city, county, state, or federal election (except those that arrive in the U.S. mail)
  • Personal statements of opinion (use the Quest)

What mail services will do:

  • We will put your stuffer in the boxes same day or next day depending on when it reaches us and how busy we are. Call if your stuffer needs to go into the boxes immediately; if that is the case mail services may ask that you send someone to help with delivery.


Addressing mail to Reed College

To students

Student name
Reed College MS ____
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland OR 97202

To departments, faculty, or staff members

Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland OR 97202

Mail forwarding

Students Faculty and Staff: leaving Reed?

You need to forward your mail!

If you are leaving your on-campus mailing address (for the summer, an extended leave, or permanently) please log in here to submit your forwarding address to Mail Services. We will see your mail is delivered to the new address.

Faculty on sabbatical

Your mail will be delivered to your Eliot box. please make forwarding arrangements with your faculty secretary.

Other hints and tips

Oddly shaped articles (keys, bottle caps and pens) will not be accepted by the post office in letter-size, first-class envelopes. They do not fit in their machines or ours. They need to be in boxes or sandwiched in cardboard so that their bulk is obscured. Flat sized envelopes must be sealed, because the mail machine does not seal them.