Package Processing at UConn

How Mail and Packages Arrive at UConn Diagram

All mail and packages MUST have the resident student’s full legal name included in their address.  Any mail or packages arriving to UConn without this information will be returned to sender.

Mail and packages are delivered to UConn Monday through Friday. Carriers are unable to deliver packages to the University on weekends and during weather cancellations as the sorting facility is closed.  Saturday and Sunday deliveries will arrive to campus on the following Monday.

USPS, FEDEX, UPS and DHL first deliver mail and packages to their own sorting facility.  Once items are sorted out to be delivered to the University they are then transported to the University’s central sorting facility. Packages are received and processed at UConn Monday through Friday.  Packages arriving on a Friday afternoon or over the weekend will not be sorted and processed by University staff until Monday morning and will not be available until Monday afternoon.  For further explanation on the path mail and packages take to reach your student at UConn, please see the graphic above

Please allow an extra day for arrival of mail and packages to your student.  Additional handling is necessary to get that item sorted and to your student’s mailroom.

Students must provide their University of Connecticut ID in order to pick-up packages.

Overnight/Express packages sent by UPS, FedEx, & USPS Express Mail:

  • US Postal Service Express Mail will be accepted at the sorting facility M-F. Express Mail packages due for delivery on Saturdays will not be delivered to campus until Monday. Students who would like to pick up Express Mail packages on Saturday from the Storrs Post Office should call the Post Office at (860) 429-9681 on Saturdays between 8:00am – 9:30am to have them hold it aside for pickup.
  • UPS or FedEx Overnight packages should be sent STANDARD Overnight, not Express Overnight. We recommend that you do not pay for the Express Overnight service, as no packages will be delivered before the mailrooms open at 10am. STANDARD Overnight and Express Overnight packages will be delivered to the mailrooms at the same time so there is no need to pay extra for a service that will not result in a quicker delivery.