General Operations

Hours of Operation

Mail Services operates from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday. There are no campus mail services on weekends or college designated holidays.

Window Hours

Mail Services personnel are available during the day for your assistance. Window hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mail Room Window Services

  • Stamps and other postage are available for purchase at the mail services window.

  • Envelopes and limited packing supplies are available for purchase at the mail services window.

  • Shipping packages are available at the mail services window.

Incoming mail

All US mail is picked up by the Mail Services staff daily at 9:00 a.m. and is placed in the designated mailbox by the end of the day.  On-campus mail is sorted and boxed continuously throughout the day.

Campus Departmental mail is distributed to established department mailing locations daily. Packages and/or letters from private mail carriers will be delivered by the shipping/receiving department to your office daily.

Outgoing mail is brought to the Needham Post Office at 4:00 p.m. each weekday. If you have important letters to be mailed, please utilize one of the Post Office locations nearby.

Summer Mail for Students

First class mail will be forwarded upon request. No packages will be forwarded. If no Change of Address form is on file with Mail Services, mail will be returned to sender. Mail other than first class will be recycled. More specific instructions will go out each spring to all students.

Mail for Student Organizations or Clubs

In order to apply for an official Olin College mailbox for your student sponsored organization or club you must contact the Vice President of CORe to see if you are eligible.

Shipping of Hazardous Material

All shipments containing hazardous material must be identified prior to a shipment request.  Community members shipping hazardous material must contact Mail Services at (781) 292-2230.   

Large volumes of outgoing mail Community members who anticipate sending a larger than normal mailing are asked to contact Mail Services at (781) 292-2230. We require this extra notice in order to get your mailing out on time.

Any Questions? Please Contact Us