Mail Room Policy

Students residing on-campus at the OC apartments (Phases 3 thru 6) and Tealridge are assigned mailboxes by their apartment #.  Your apartment # must be included in your address on the same line as your street address on the mail sent to you, for your USPS post office delivery carrier to know which mailbox to deliver mail.  Your mailbox address notification is provided upon completing your housing registration.  Included in your mailbox will be a green card for each student to enter their name for the delivery carrier to know which student will receive mail in each particular apartment mailbox.

Students residing in dorms on-campus provided with OC '2801 E. Memorial Rd.' street address are assigned mailboxes by the computer upon completing housing registration.  Student mailbox # notification is provided the week prior to 'move-in' week; your class enrollment printout will include your mailbox # and combination.  Student mailbox # (SB #) information and combination are also provided online under your my.oc.edu website.  Your mailbox # must be included in the same address line with your name on mail sent to you, for the Mailroom to know where to deliver your mail.

If a student moves to a new or a different apartment, their mailbox # changes to the apartment mailbox # assigned to that new apartment #.  When a student moves at any time to another apartment, moves off-campus for the summer, or studies abroad, the student must fill out two (2) change of address forms:  (1) A 'mail forwarding' form online at OC.edu, for the Mailroom to know where to forward the student's mail, and (2) A 'change-of-address' form with the post office when moving from the apartment.  Mail forwarding is only available for one (1) year.

Students could be assigned a mailbox with another student. Therefore, please do not address mail to student mailbox # only or to a nickname, please use your whole name.  See the 'Mailing and Shipping Addresses' for proper addressing of your mail.

Certified or registered mail is recommended for plane tickets, legal documents, and other items of importance the post office can trace, if necessary. Students must sign for and show a student ID to receive these items.

Large envelopes (too large to fit your mailbox), packages, or other mail held by the Mailroom will require you to present your student ID for verification and scanning to pick up your mail.

Large envelopes, such as those containing pictures, should be labeled 'DO NOT BEND'.

Packages or mail held for students to pick up are held for a maximum of 30 days.  Mail not picked up after this time will be returned to sender marked 'unclaimed'.

All students using the 'on-campus' mailing system to send mail, treats, notes, or any other articles to other students, staff, faculty, must follow the Mailroom guidelines prior to sending them through the on-campus mail stream.  This includes following the regulations of addressing the mail correctly with mailbox numbers from and to, how to package the mail, and type of items acceptable for mailing on-campus.  OC Mailroom regulations are provided at OC.edu under Student Handbook 2016-2017.