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Undergraduate Package Center - Service Update

Effective April 18, 2016, Undergraduate Package Center service is offered by FedEx Office on the first floor of Tresidder Memorial Union (next to the Tree House).  Along with the location, the management of the undergraduate package center has also changed. 

Stanford University has partnered with FedEx Office to assume the daily management of the undergraduate package service.  In addition to serving as the receiving point for undergraduate packages, the new FedEx Office Business Center also serves as your one-stop-shop for shipping and printing needs.    

This new partnership with FedEx Office has many great benefits to our undergraduate students:

  • Increased hours of service (M-F from 7am-7pm and Saturdays from 8am-4pm)
  • A more centralized and convenient location
  • The FedEx Office Business Center will accept packages from all carriers (except packages handled by the U.S. Postal Service)
  • Packing, shipping, and printing services are also available

How should I address my packages?

Due to the service change, the addressing standard for packages has also changed.  If you are having any packages delivered to campus(on or after April 18) you must now use the following address standard to ensure proper delivery. For packages serviced by the U.S. Postal Service, please see the U.S. Postal Service section below.

New address to use (for all non-U.S.P.S. shipments)

Student First and Last Name - SUNet ID (First/Last Name Field)
459 Lagunita Drive (Address 1)
FedEx Office Tresidder Center - P.O. Box # (Address 2)

Stanford, CA 94305  (City, State, & ZIP)

Example:    
Jane Stanford - jstanford 
459 Lagunita Drive
FedEx Office Tresidder Center - P.O. Box # 
Stanford, CA 94305

In addition to a different address, this new addressing standard also incorporates your SUNet ID.  The new address will continue to use your P.O. Box # for those packages delivered by USPS.  Packages sent through all carriers except the USPS will be available at the FedEx Office Business Center at Tresidder Union for pickup. All packages delivered by the USPS will be available at the on-campus post office. Please be sure to follow the addressing standard (as shown above) to ensure proper processing of your delivery as well as quick notification of its arrival. 

Please be aware that mail or packages from any delivery service will not be accepted in undergraduate residences or by the Housing Front Desks. 

For students interested in using delivery services such as Google Shopping Express, Postmates, etc., please leave your telephone number in the "notes" section of your order.  Couriers are prohibited from entering undergraduate residences, so you must meet the driver for delivery.  You may also opt to have your Google Shopping Express packages delivered directly to the Package Centers by following the addressing standard for the FedEx Office location.

Please check out the FedEx Office Business Center link (https://psg.kinkos.com/stanford/students.html) for more information about services, hours of operation, and contact information for this location.

United States Postal Service

Residents with USPS mail or packages can also continue to use their USPS Post Office Box address for those deliveries.

  • The U.S. Post Office branch (Tel: 650 321-4239) is located next to the Stanford Bookstore.  Each student is assigned a U.S. Post Office box number for the purpose of receiving mail and packages.
  • If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, you will be able to view your post office box assignment on Axess (under the Personal Info tab) in September, and you will receive your mailbox key at New Student Orientation (NSO).

Mailing Address
If you are mailing items through the US Postal Service, please address as follows:

Your Name
531 Lasuen Mall
P.O. Box (insert your box number here)
Stanford, CA 94309

  • All packages shipped via the U.S. Postal Service will be accepted and held for pick up at the Stanford Post Office as part of your P.O. Box services.
  • Note that while the ZIP code for the rest of the campus is 94305, the ZIP code for the Post Office is 94309.

*Row Exception: Students living in Row houses (Upper Row, Lower Row, Clusters 1, 2, or 3/Cowell), are strongly encouraged to follow the directions above, as the PO Box address is each student’s official Stanford address and should be maintained during their entire undergraduate career. However, Row residents are also able to have mail and packages delivered directly to the Row Houses by addressing mail and packages to the house's street address.  Please be reminded that R&DE Student Housing/the University accept no responsibility for packages sent to/delivered at individual residences.

Please note:  FedEx and UPS often partner with the US Postal Service for deliveries through their SmartPost and SurePost services.  If you have something being shipped through these services, final delivery is done by the Postal Service to your P.O. Box at the Post Office in White Plaza.

If you are planning to ship items as you move to campus, please keep in mind that it is not possible to receive packages until after you arrive. Therefore, do not send your belongings in advance of your arrival. Packages that arrive before you do will be returned to sender.

Ship-to-School Service Option

To increase the ease and efficiency of moving into residences and shipping packages, Stanford housing has collaborated with our storage vendor, Collegeboxes, to provide Ship-to-School Service.  This service provides a cost-effective, convenient, and reliable way to transport your personal belongings and packages, having them delivered directly to your room or apartment at a specific time.  Please note that this is a separate process and service from standard package shipping and delivery (outlined above).  The University assumes no responsibility for loss of, or damage to, items included in this process.  Additionally, contracts with our preferred vendors, Collegeboxes and Door to Door, are entered into by the student and the firm.  The University is not a party to these contracts.  See  Storage Services for more information about this shipping option.

Mail and Packages in Graduate Housing

Residents of Graduate Housing may address mail and packages to their apartment.

Mail should be addressed to:

Your Name
Street Address of Residence, apartment number
Stanford, CA 94305

To find your residence address, check Housing Options.

Additionally,  residents of Graduate Housing may also utilize the optional services of the  Graduate Housing Package Center, located in Escondido Village.

Package Pickup Hours:
Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Location:
160 Comstock Circle,
near the Escondite Cottage Housing Front Desk

Contact Information:
gradpackagecenter@stanford.edu
(650) 723-4479
 

Graduate Package Center

If you wish to utilize the Graduate Package Center, you must register by completing the online registration form, printing and signing the form and submitting it to your Graduate Housing Front Desk, after which you will receive a confirmation email from the Package Center staff which includes your personalized mailing address and mail code. An email will be sent to the recipient of each package received at the Graduate Housing Package Center.  Packages sent to the Package Center prior to registering for the service will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.

If you opt not to use the Graduate Package Center, you can ship packages directly to your residence. These packages should only arrive after you have checked in and received your specific assignment; otherwise they will be returned to sender. If you aren’t home when the mail carrier/shipping company attempts to deliver a package too large to fit in your mailbox or slot, they will leave a slip indicating where and how to pick up the package.

Finally, most departments provide mailboxes for their graduate students. If you do not yet have a permanent campus address, you can have letters, (but usually NOT packages or boxes) sent to your department at:

Your Name
c/o Your Department
Stanford, CA 94305