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General Stores & Central Receiving

Vassar College

Central Receiving Hours

Open Weekdays
8 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Closed for Lunch
12 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

Mailroom Hours 
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 


Mail and/or packages are delivered daily by USPS, FedEx, UPS and DHL. While your carrier may have sent you an email stating your package has been delivered to Vassar, Mail Services and Central Receiving Department needs time to sort and process those packages for delivery to you. Package processing time may vary depending on incoming volume. However, we make every effort to have all packages processed and available for pick-up within 24 hours of receipt.

Please wait until you receive a pick-up confirmation email from the Mail Room (USPS) or Receiving (FedEx, UPS, and DHL) before coming to the Mailroom or the Receiving Department.


The Mailroom is located in the College Center, North Atrium. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. No retail postage sales are available; personal outgoing letters or packages without postage affixed will not be accepted. The Arlington Post Office is located at 41 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Additionally, if anyone has any specific needs they can always email and/or and we will try to accommodate that request as soon as possible.

The situation is changing rapidly. We will be keeping the Mail Room and Receiving websites up to date. Please check the websites for the latest service updates.

The General Stores & Central Receiving warehouse is located adjacent to the Facilities Operations Services Center. Larger packages not sent through the U.S. Postal Service are delivered through the Central Receiving Department, located adjacent to the Buildings and Grounds Services Center. Upon receipt, you will be notified by telephone or email, and will be advised to pick up the package during business hours at Receiving.

When picking up a package, please bring identification. Packages not claimed by end of the year will be disposed of. Packages containing food will be kept for one week only. Please check your email before making package inquiries. When making inquiries, please have your tracking number.

Note: Student, employees, student organizations or college departments requiring after hours service of Receiving will be charged $125.

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