New Student Guide

Postal Mail at Amherst

Student Receiving Mail at Amherst

Each student will be assigned a mailbox in the Post Office located in the Amherst College Campus Center. Mailbox assignments and combinations will be sent to students in mid-August. Please note that storage chests, boxes and other packages may not arrive at the Campus Center until after students are on campus. The Post Office offers full service for stamps, parcel post, express mail and other mail services. UPS, Federal Express, RPS, and other courier services are accepted at the College’s Post Office.  Students are responsible for picking up mail and packages from the Post Office in a timely manner.

Address mail to a student as follows:

U.S. Mail Address:                                                 UPS:

Name of Student                                                      Name of Student

AC#___, Keefe Campus Center                              AC#___, Keefe Campus Center

Amherst College                                                      16 Barrett Hill Drive

P.O. Box 5000                                                         Amherst College

Amherst, MA 01002-5000                                       Amherst, MA  01002-5000

What is the mailing address of Amherst College?
The Amherst College addresses are as follows:

[Name of Person or Department]
Amherst College
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

OR

[Name of Person or Department]
AC# [Individual’s Box Number] Keefe Campus Center
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

These are the two ways you can send mail to someone at Amherst. Either way works just as well (and fast) as the other. The top is preferred when mailing to departments. The address on the bottom is used when you know the specific box number of the individual which can be found by using the Amherst Online Directory https://directory.amherst.edu/. All incoming students are given a box number during the summer, and they will have that same box number during their time at Amherst.

There is a video about the Post Office on campus here.