During check-in, you will receive the key or combination to your mailbox, which is located in the Union building. All full and part-time undergraduate students, including those commuting from off campus, receive a mailbox and will want to check it regularly, since important material like class papers, U.S. Mail, Campus Mail and other important college items are distributed to your mail box. No one may turn down a mail box. Professors use campus post to return important grades and feedback, and students should be diligent in checking their boxes. Mail that is not collected by on-campus students at the end of the semester is recycled.
Letters and packages are picked up daily (Monday-Friday) from the U.S. Postal System. Letters and small packages are placed in your mailbox in the Union, while larger packages are sent to the ITSMedia office for distribution. Students will receive an e-mail notifying them when they have a package. Mail is normally sorted and distributed to mail boxes by 11:00 a.m. daily. The Union building is unlocked most of the day, and keycards will open the doors at any time.
All mail sent to Goshen faculty, students, and staff should be directed to Goshen’s address with the name of the recipient. No other designation for department or dorm is needed.
Faculty and staff: delivery to your office will be provided.
Students: If you receive a package that is too big to fit into your mailbox or an item that needs to be signed for (such as a registered mail piece, certified letter or special delivery package via UPS, Federal-Express or USPS), you will receive an email. To claim the item, stop by the ITS Media office during office hours, 8:30-12:30 am/1:30-4:30 pm.
For information on sending a package, visit mailing.
Students, faculty and staff may all be reached through this free service. There are two Campus Mail collection sites, one is at Printing & Mailing in Coffman Hall and the other is in the Union under the counter at the Mail Box Center. ONLY campus post mail goes in those centers, outbound Postal Service mail goes into the Postal Service box at the south end of the Union building. All mail should be at least 3 inches by 5 inches. No food may be sent through campus mail. When sending 10 or more items, it is helpful to alphabetize them by the first letter of the last name and rubber band them together.
Lost Mailbox Keys
If a mailbox key is lost, visit the front desk at ITSMedia. There will be a $20 charge assessed to your student account (not paid in cash) and a new key and lock will be assigned.
Office hours for campus post at the ITSMedia office coincide with ITSMedia office hours, (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m.)
Books of first class stamps are available for purchase at the College Book Store in the Union, and may also be purchased at the campus ATM.
Only first class mail can be forwarded in any circumstances. If a student is gone for one semester or summer on SST or on break, first class mail can be forwarded to an address that the student designates. After a student graduates, first class mail can be forwarded for up to one year. To begin forwarding, students must complete a short form that can be obtained at the ITS Media office.
Mailbox Sharing Policies
Because Goshen is integrated into the U.S. Postal Service, mail may never be delivered to anyone but the intended recipient. As a result, it is impossible to formally share mailboxes or officially allow a roommate to access a mailbox.
Unclaimed Packages Policy
Packages that are unclaimed for 45 days may have their contents contributed to the Depot MCC Thrift Shop.