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Student Mail Services

Learn about on-campus mail services.

Sending mail

  • You can purchase postage at these locations:
  • Sending intracampus mail:
    • Always include your return address.
    • Use the campus mail system for mail directed to any department or person (with a campus Mail Code) living or working on campus.
    • Drop campus mail at any Residential Life office. No postage is necessary, but make sure you have the correct box number or Mail Code.
  • Mail collection:
    • Mail collection times for dark blue U.S. Postal Service boxes are listed on each mailbox.
    • Mail collection times for light blue UCSD Mail Services boxes: Weekdays at noon.
  • Sending packages:

Receiving mail

  • Official UCSD mailing address for students:
    • Student Name
      Box #
      9450 Gilman Dr
      La Jolla, CA 92092-0100
  • Students living on campus are assigned mailboxes through their Residential Life office.
  • Student mail is delivered the same day as Mail Services receives it from the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Junk mail, such as coupons and free samples, is not delivered.
  • Make sure everyone who sends you mail has your full name and address, including your mailbox number.
    • Remind friends and family to use your full name (no nicknames) and your correct address when sending you mail. Incorrectly addressed mail will be delayed or returned.
    • Remember to notify contacts, vendors, friends, and family of your address changes.

Mailbox safety

  • For your safety and privacy, be sure to clear your mailbox combination after checking your mailbox by closing the door and spinning the lock to a random number.
  • Do not leave your mailbox unlocked.
  • Report broken mailboxes to Student Mail Services or any Residential Life office, or call (858) 534-7098.

Receiving packages

Packages are received at the locations below. Your notification slip will include the correct location. All locations are closed on weekends.

  • Mail Services: Campus Services Complex, Building A (map), near the Canyonview Pool. Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Muir College: Parcel Center next to Muir Woods Coffee House (map), below Sierra Summit dining hall. Hours: Refer to the posted schedule.
  • Sixth College: Parcel Center by the Residential Life office (map). Hours: Refer to posted schedule.
  • Thurgood Marshall College: Parcel Center next to the Fireside Lounge (map). Hours: Refer to the posted schedule.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt College: Parcel Center in Middle Earth Room 110 (map). Hours: Refer to the posted schedule.
  • Miramar Street: In the Residential Services building near mailbox area. Hours: Weekdays, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Accountable mail

Accountable mail is any letter or package that requires your signature for delivery. Your Residential Life office will notify you with instructions for pick-up.

  • U.S. Express, certified, and registered mail are delivered each weekday afternoon.
  • UPS, FedEx, and DHL are delivered each weekday morning.
  • Packages that arrive on weekends or holidays can be picked up the following business day.

Mail forwarding

To request that your mail be forwarded to you, see the Student Mail Services instructions.

  • Return the form to any Residential Life office, or
  • Mail the form to Mail Services.
    • From on campus, send to Mail Code 0047.
    • From off campus, mail the form to:
      UC San Diego
      Student Mail Services
      9500 Gilman Drive #0047
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0047

Note: Mail Services will forward your mail for a maximum of 60 days after spring quarter ends.

Passport service

You can apply for a passport through UCSD's Passport Acceptance Office.


Contact Student Mail Services, (858) 534-7098 or Jorge Espinoza, (858) 822-1674.