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Receiving Packages

 

When a student receives a package, an e-mail will be sent to notify them of the arrival the same day. In the event of a next day or urgent delivery, a phone call or message will also be placed.

The student may pick up their package at the Mail Center from 8:30-4 pm daily and from 10am-12 noon on Saturday.

Students must bring their Hope ID with them to the mail room window to pick up their package.

Sending Packages

The Hope Mail Center is able to send packages using USPS, UPS, and FedEx. The forms, envelopes, boxes and labels are also available.
Do not call the above services direct to pick up at your department or student room.

In general, it is best to print all labels, since this ensures that the shipping service is able to read them and most services need to copy the label multiple times. They all accept handwritten labels, but to ensure that your package ends up at the correct destination, printed or typed labels are preferred.

To send a package using UPS:

  • Fill out a UPS Parcel Shipping Record form available in the Mail Center
  • Make sure that the "Send To" Address is accurate for the label we print out.
  • Deliver the package to the mail center before 3:00 pm
  • UPS will not normally deliver on weekends, so a package sent next day air on Friday will not be delivered until Monday. (UPS does have a Saturday delivery option but charges extra for this service)
  • Keep your copy of the UPS shipping record for tracking.

To use Fed-EX:

  • A Fed-Ex Waybill must be filled out. This form, as well as envelopes and PAKs are available in the Mail center.
  • Fed-Ex Packages must be delivered to the Mail Center before 3:00 pm.
  • Fed-Ex follows a similar rule concerning Saturdays as UPS. (see above)

To Use USPS:

  • Use complete addresses on the box for both "from" and "to" addresses,
    and print "from:" and "to:" on each package.
  • Priority Mail envelopes and boxes are also available in the Mail Center.
  • Never use staples on boxes or mail to be sent USPS, since they can catch in the machines and cause serious issues for the carriers. Use tape or stickers instead.

Express Mail and International Mail

The Mail Center deals with Express Mail as well. (see label) The prices vary depending on the weight and time of delivery, so it is best to explore the different options before choosing your carrier. (See Links for Carrier Web sites)

The following international mail services are offered by the Hope Mail Center:

These prices also vary depending on size, weight and distance of the destination. See the carrier web sites for more information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CUSTOM FORMS NEED TO BE FILLED OUT FOR ALL ENVELOPES - 1/4" THICK OR MORE AND PACKAGES. GREEN FORM (#2976) UP TO 4 LBS, AND LARGER FORM (#2976a) FOR 4 LBS +AIRMAIL PACKAGES AND ALL PRIORITY AND EXPRESS PACKAGES NO MATTER WHAT THE WEIGHT IS.