Student Mail Policies Procedures (pdf, 63.5kb)

Students, expecting a package? Please note, small items will be placed in mailboxes. Larger items will be checked in and you will receive an e-mail notifying you that you have a package.

Click here to search for your package. Search by Last Name. The search results can be narrowed by entering Last name, First name. Be sure to put a comma and a space between the two names. The list is updated every hour on the quarter hour, starting at 10:15 am, Monday through Friday.

Hours of Operation

  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
  • Main Window (UUB-55): Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Summer hours (UUB-55)- noon - 2:45 p.m.
  • Personal Postage (UUB-005)- Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Closed weekends and Federal Holidays
  • Window and operating hours subject to change without notice


Main Window (business mail and package pickup): We are located in the basement of the old University Union, directly below the MarketPlace.

Mail Pickup

Mail is delivered to the offices and dorms on campus by 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Business mail (outgoing and intra-campus) may be dropped in the drop box in the Library tower or in the Admissions office. Daily pickup by 1:00 p.m. for afternoon processing.
  • Business mail is accepted any time at the CMS mailroom. Small amounts of mail will be posted on the day of drop off provided it is received at the CMS by 2:15 p.m. Larger mailings will need more time to process.
  • Pickup times are posted on all drop slots in the dorm mailrooms. These drops are closed by 8:00 a.m. on the last day of classes for each semester. Mail placed in these drops after that time will not be picked up until the start of the next semester.
  • USPS drop boxes are located on the east side of the University Union and in front of the Lecture Hall. Pickup times are posted and maintained by the USPS. Do not use these boxes for intra-campus mail. There is an intra-campus drop box in the CMS lobby.

Mail Services - University Business Mail Only
Business Mail/Parcel Services

Express Mail - domestic and international
Global Priority - flat rate boxes and envelopes only
First class - domestic and international
Pre-Sorted First Class - domestic
Media Mail - domestic and international
Parcel Post - domestic and international
Standard Mail (formerly Bulk Mail) - domestic
Certified - domestic
Registered - domestic and international
M-bags - overseas surface mail
UPS - domestic
IMEX - International mail and courier service

Phone number: (607) 777-2914.
Fax: (607) 777-6920.

Window Services Information

Postage sales are provided at no additional cost to the University community for faculty, staff, and students personal use. Because postage is sold for face value services are limited to the following:

  • First Class Mail
  • Priority Mail
  • Express Mail (most destinations)
  • Media Mail
  • Parcel Post
  • International Mail - documents only of less than one pound

Please be aware of the following policies:

  • Cash only. We are unable to accept checks, credit, or debit cards.
  • 10 piece maximum per customer per day. Large mailings can be handled by a mailing house or by using Click-n-Ship by the USPS or
  • All outgoing mail must have a return address.
  • Priority & Express mail supplies are available for customer use. Other supplies (tape, boxes, padded envelopes, etc) can be purchased at the bookstore. Please have all parcels properly packaged, sealed, and addressed before coming to the window.

Parcel Pickup:

  • A valid Binghamton University ID card is required to pick up parcels. We do not accept other forms of identification
  • A student may retrieve a package for a friend providing the following conditions are met:

    • The package owner must print out the email notice of the item they want picked up.

    • The package owner must write on the notice:  I give (name of student) permission to pick up this item for me.

    • The package owner must sign and date notice.

    • The friend will bring the notice and their own BU ID to the Package Pickup window

Tracking of outgoing parcels:

  • Use Click-n-Ship by the USPS to print an E-Delivery Confirmation label. Please have this label attached securely to the package before bringing it to the window for postage.
  • Use Click-n-Ship and a credit card to pay for postage and insurance. When the parcel is ready it can be dropped at the window for delivery to the post office.
  • Use UPS and a credit card to ship parcels also. Once prepared these parcels may also be dropped at the window (by 2:00 pm) for pick up by UPS.

Addressing Format


  • General Delivery:
    PO Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
  • Admissions:
    PO Box 6001
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6001
  • Foundation:
    PO Box 6005
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6005
  • Student Accounts:
    Student Accounts
    PO Box 6003
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6003
  • Libraries:
    University Libraries
    PO Box 6012
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6012

Students: Name & BU Box Number must appear on all mail & parcels!

The BU box number and mailbox combination can be found on the  BU Box Numbers link on Residential Life page . Mail for students living in all the residential communities should be addressed using the following format:

  • Student Name
  • BU Box ####
  • PO Box 6020
  • Binghamton, NY 13902-6020

Private couriers (UPS, FedEx, etc.) can not deliver to post office boxes. Substitute 4400 Vestal Parkway East for the PO Box.


  • Department Example:
    4400 Vestal Parkway East
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
  • CIW Student Example:
    BU Box ####
    4400 Vestal Parkway East
    Binghamton, NY 13902

Addressing Intra-Campus Mail

  • Department Example:
  • Student Example:
    BU Box #



Last Updated: 10/16/15