Mail and Copy Centers

The Mail Center receives non-student mail and packages for College business only. We do not accept personal shipments for staff and faculty, especially alcohol, as not all Mail Center staff is old enough to sign for or handle it legally.

How to Address Mail

The Scripps College Mail Center is not a U.S. postal annex; it sorts and distributes mail delivered to students, staff, and faculty.

 

Mail to Students Should Be Addressed:

(Student’s Legal Name)
Scripps College
345 E 9th St. # (assigned mailbox #)
Claremont, CA 91711

Mail to Faculty and Staff Should Be Addressed:

(Staff or Faculty Member’s Name)
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave # (Dept or Faculty Box #)
Claremont, CA 91711

Note: It is vital that all College mail use the addressing guideline above with the appropriate mailbox number. Not doing so will delay mail delivery.

Services Provided

Faculty/Staff

College mail is sorted into both faculty members’ personal mailboxes (accessed via combination lock) and staff department mailboxes (shared and accessed with a key).

  • Faculty members: All faculty need to know their mailbox combination; directions for use are on the wall above the mailboxes. If asking an assistant or student worker to retrieve mail, faculty must give them the combination to collect the mail.
  • Staff members: Use the department key to pick up mail. If sending a student worker for their departmental mail, provide the key to the student to access the mailbox. The Mail Center staff is not authorized to extract mail for people picking up mail.
  • Packages received: An e-mail will be sent to recipients for each package received noting the size, carrier, tracking number, and sender, if available. Please let the Mail Center know if an e-mail should also be sent to an administrative assistant within your department. If a student employee is picking up packages for the department or a professor, please have them bring their own Scripps ID Card.  Packages cannot be picked up without an ID.
  • Prepaid shipments: We do not send out prepaid shipments of U.S. postal, UPS, FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery, DHL, OnTrac; Honnold Library’s Connection Office will take most shipments with return labels. Please have shipments ready to go (taped, boxed, etc) when dropping off.
  • Change of campus mail address: Remember to update your office address with vendors and all outside correspondence if you have recently moved to another department and/or a different campus location.
  • Mailbox Stuffers:  Require 48 hours advanced notice, must be at least 1/4 sheet of an 8.5 x 11 Sheet of paper, and bear the approval stamp of SARLO.
  • Campus Mail Envelopes:  Email campusmail@cuc.claremont.edu and request packs of 50 or 100.

Students

  • Packages received: An e-mail will be sent to students for each package received noting the size, carrier, tracking number, and notes, as needed (e.g., heavy, perishable, signed-for damaged, second notification of pick-up.).  If you are unable to pick up your package, respond to the notification email with the name of the person who will pick it up for you.  This person will need to bring their college ID or a government issued photo ID for pick up.
  • Text Message Alerts: We now have the ability to send a text message notifications. To sign up, either send your name, phone number, and carrier name to tmailrm@scrippscollege.edu or stop by the window in the mailroom during open hours.
  • Student mail: Mail is sorted daily. All mail and packages should have the mailbox number and student’s legal name (no nicknames or other names will be accepted). Delivery will be slowed if the mailbox number is not included. Mail without the student’s name will be returned to sender.
  • First-class mail: If the mailbox number is not included on first-class mail, we will look it up to deliver to the appropriate mailbox.
  • Perishable goods: We do not have refrigerated storage in the Mail Center. Perishable goods should be picked up as soon as possible, as they may spoil. We will attempt to call or text the student before the end of the day, if possible.
  • Packages mailed: We cannot send packages over 13 ounces for students, and we do not sell postage. We can weigh packages and determine how much postage is needed and if it is within the U.S. postal weight restrictions.
  • Prepaid shipments (product returns): We do not send out prepaid shipments of U.S. postal, UPS, FedEx Ground/Home, DHL, OnTrac. Honnold Library’s Connection Office will take prepaid return shipments.
  • Students studying off-campus: First-class mail is forwarded to the address students have on file with the registrar’s office.  Packages may not be able to be forwarded depending on the service used to send them.
  • Summer break: First-class mail is forwarded to the address students have on file unless an alternate summer address is provided or the student has requested that their mail be held. Students remaining on campus will continue to have access to mail services as they would during the year.
  • Recent graduates: All first-class mail is forwarded to the address on file until December of graduation year. Note: not all U.S. postal packages are able to be forwarded and some must be returned to sender; other delivery companies do not forward, and will be returned to sender.
  • Change of address: The U.S. postal system does not process address change requests for colleges or universities; you must update each sender with your new address when you leave Scripps College. The College cannot be listed as your permanent address.
  • Mailbox Stuffers:  Require 48 hours advanced notice, must be at least 1/4 sheet of an 8.5 x 11 Sheet of paper, and bear the approval stamp of SARLO.

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