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Student Mail and Package Center

Our mission is to provide a high level of customer service to our students and community by effectively receiving, distributing, and sending student mail and packages.

Staff Contact Information

Todd Shea, Supervisor, Student Mail and Package Center

Location

Reynolds Campus Center, Second Floor
21 Babson College Drive

Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Mailing Address and Notification

How all mail and packages should be addressed to you

Student Name (proper name)
Babson College
21 Babson College Drive, Unit xxxx (your virtual mailbox number)
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Please share this address with family, friends, businesses, and mail order companies. All mail must be addressed in this format. You must use your UNIT number. Do not call it a Mailbox or PO Box #.

UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. will NOT deliver to a P.O. Box. However, they deliver to the above addressed UNIT number.

UNIT number = virtual mailbox number

How to know when you receive U.S. mail or a package

Students are notified by email that they have received U.S. letter mail or a package. There are two separate pickup windows. Please pick up your mail at the appropriate Reynolds Mail and Package Center window promptly.

YOU DO NOT HAVE A PHYSICAL MAILBOX. YOU MUST REQUEST PICKUP AT THE WINDOW.

Student Mail Policies and Practices

Virtual mailbox – unit number assignment policy

Resident Student Policy

All Babson College undergraduate, graduate students, and visiting students residing on campus qualify to have mail and packages sent to their Reynolds Campus Student Mail and Package Center campus UNIT number. All qualified new students living on campus are assigned a virtual mailbox-unit number prior to the start of classes. The UNIT number remains the same for a student’s tenure at Babson College.

UNIT number = virtual mailbox number

Commuter Student Policy

Students electing to live off campus after their first year (Commuter Students) do not qualify to retain the continued use of the Reynolds Campus Center Student Mail and Package Center. However, students may submit a request to the Student Mail and Package Center coordinator asking for the privilege to retain their mailbox-unit number. Under certain circumstances, the coordinator will grant students permission to retain their mailbox-unit number. The coordinator has the option to rescind this privilege if mail and packages are not picked up in a timely fashion.

Exchange and Transfer Students Policy

Exchange and Transfer students living on campus will be issued a mailbox-unit number upon arrival. Exchange students are especially encouraged to set up “paperless” accounts to avoid future issues.

Package and USPS mail pick-up policies

Packages

Students are responsible to pick up their packages within one month (30 days) from the date of notification that the college has received a package in their name. Students are notified via email that the college has received a package in their name. Extensions can be granted under certain circumstances. A request for an extension must be made via email to the Coordinator of the Student Mail and Package Center. All packages that have not been retrieved within one month (30 days) from the initial notification of receipt may be RETURNED TO THE SENDER.

USPS Letter/Flat Mail

Students are responsible to pick up their letters/flats within one month (30 days) from the date of notification that the college has received a letter/flat in their name. Students are notified via email that the college has received a USPS letter/flat in their name. Extensions can be granted under certain circumstances. A request for an extension must be made via email to the Coordinator of the Student Mail and Package Center. All letters/flats that have not been retrieved within one month (30 days) from the initial notification of receipt may be RETURNED TO THE SENDER. Interoffice mail will be returned to the sender after one month (30 days).

Refrigerated food

The Student Mail and Package Center is not responsible for incoming packages requiring refrigeration. Perishable food packages must be picked up by the end of the day following receipt notification or the package will be disposed of.

Refrigerated medicine

Students who will be receiving medicine that requires refrigeration are required to contact the Mail and Package Center in advance to arrange for pickup. Please pick it up the day it arrives. The Babson Public Safety Office may be contacted at 781-239-5555 regarding emergency after-hours access.

Forwarding policies

Recent Graduates Forwarding Policy

Packages: (USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, others)

Packages can NOT be forwarded or forwarded for a fee. Please update your shipping address with your online retailers. All packages will be either REFUSED OR RETURNED TO THE SENDER

Letter Mail – United States Post Office

Graduating students will have their “forwardable USPS mail” forwarded to a domestic address for three months (until August 15) following their departure from Babson College. Students are responsible to update their forwarding address online by entering their new address on the Babson Hub. Note: Mail will not be forwarded to international addresses. Students who do not provide a forwarding address will have their mail forwarded to their home address. (See below what mail is and is not forwardable.)

First Class Mail

  • Domestic addresses: Mail will be forwarded to the address on record.
  • International addresses: Mail is NOT forwarded to international addresses.
    Establishing paperless accounts and correspondence resolves most of this issue
    (We recommend identifying a friend’s U.S. domestic address as a possible alternative.)

Nonprofit Mail

  • Mail is NOT forwarded and returned to the sender stating that you are no longer enrolled.

Standard Mail – Magazines, Newspapers, Catalogs, flyers, etc.

  • Standard Mail can NOT be forwarded or returned to the sender. Standard mail will be recycled.

Student Studying Abroad/Away Policy

  • Mail will be forwarded to the domestic forwarding/home addresses on record.
  • Packages will be returned to the sender.
  • Mail and packages will not be forwarded to international addresses.

International students may consider having their mail sent to a friend or a family member's domestic forwarding address. If no domestic forwarding address is available, first class and nonprofit mail will be held in mail services until the student’s return to Babson.

Students are reminded that “going paperless” with your business partners such as banks resolves much of this issue.

Students on Leave of Absence or Withdrawn Policy

Students are requested to pickup their mail before they leave, and to update their forwarding address. Any packages still on hand or received will be either refused or returned to the sender. Students “forwardable USPS mail” will be forwarded to their home address for three months following their departure from Babson.

End-of-semester policies

Students are required to retrieve all mail and packages that are in the Babson Mail and Package Center by the end of each semester. Student Mail Services retains the option to return to the sender all mail and packages left in the Student Mail Center after the end of Fall and Spring semester. with the exception of students participating in Summer School and/or working and living on campus.

Winter Break Policy

Students are asked not to have any packages shipped to Babson during winter break until they return to campus for the start of the spring semester. U.S. Mail will be received and held during the break. Students are asked to pick up mail upon their return to campus

Summer Break – Summer School Policy

Mail and Package Service will be provided to:

  • Summer School Students
  • Students working and living on campus

Students are asked to pick up all their mail and packages upon the end of their summer stay on campus. All other student mail will be forwarded their new incoming mail, if possible, throughout the summer up until August 10. Upon your return to campus, please pick up all mail that was not forwarded over the summer or has just recently arrived.

Bulk Mailings

Babson College mailings

All proposed College or College partners bulk mail distributions need to receive prior approval by the Student Mail and Package Center supervisor.

External commercial mailings

The Student Mail and Package Center does not accept commercial mailings for distribution.

Sustainability policy

Students are encouraged to consider “going paperless” whenever possible to support the college’s solid waste goals and for the additional reasons stated below.

Benefits of Going Paperless

  • 24/7 access, and while on winter and summer breaks
  • Security reasons, reduce name and account theft opportunities from discarded paper documents
  • Environmental and sustainability reasons – reduce solid waste and the energy footprint
  • No need to retrieve mail from the Mail and Package Center
  • Opportunity to save and monthly statement fees
  • Mail is not forwarded to international addresses