Amherst College has a full service Post Office that ships domestically and is a drop-off point for both UPS and FedEx. It can also provide notification of parcels to students, faculty and staff via text messaging or email. Fun Fact: The Amhest College Post Office distributes over 60,000 packages to students faculty and staff during the academic year. 

Three photos of a person at aa post office window, people working behind a post office cubby and a person picking up their mail

Post Office Contact Information

Phone: (413) 542-5776
Fax: (413) 542-5789

Physical Address:
AC #2500 Keefe Campus Center
16 Barrett Hill Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002

Office Hours

Academic Year Summer Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 3:45 pm (parcel window)

8:30 am - 4 pm (retail window)

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 3 pm

How to Send Internal Mail

Sending Mail to Faculty and Staff

The Campus Post Office delivers mail to a centralized location (usually the department office) and the department then distributes the mail to individual employees. Campus Mail is usually delivered once per day Monday through Friday (except on holidays). Contact the Post Office for more information about campus mail delivery routes and timing.

For inter-office mail to arrive faster, include the campus box number. Campus box numbers are primarily assigned based on the department, but sometimes on physical location. 

If an employee is hybrid or remote they will be assigned to the box number used by their department and/or manager. The department will determine how best to deliver campus mail to the hybrid and remote employees.

How do I send mail internally at Amherst?

To send an item through campus mail, simply write the recipient’s name and campus box number on the envelope or parcel and place the item in the outgoing mail for your department. Check with your department about where mail is received and delivery times. 

Grocery Deliveries: COVID Response

The Whole Foods Market Logo Grocery Delivery is available from Whole Foods Market. With a Prime Membership students can place an order of $35.00 or more and receive it within 2 hours.

When you place an order

  • Packages must be delivered to the Amherst College Post Office.
  • Orders must arrive at the post office during business hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 – 4:00

  • Please instruct drivers - They must leave packages with Post Office Staff.
    • Packages cannot be left outside the building.
  • Drivers need to call the post office to alert them of a delivery
    • 413-542-5776

This program works because of the central point of delivery and pick up. Please help us to support this program by following the guidance above.

Important End of Year Information

All undergraduate first class mail is scheduled to be forwarded to the student's home address starting on May 21, 2018. *All other types of mail will be discarded. (Example: Magazine Subscriptions)* Any students who need their mail forwarded to an address other than their home address must change the address listed in AC Data.

Please clean out your mail box before departing from campus this summer.

  • Please Note: If you are off campus for the summer months you must provide a forwarding address.
  • Seniors: Please make sure that AC Data is up to date and that you have provided a forwarding address. Congratulations!