Student Mail Room

Students opening a mail box in the mailroom
Photo credit: Sela Miller ’15

The Student Mail Room is on the west end of the lower level of Wilder Hall. The mail room is staffed with two full-time Oberlin College employees and supplemented with approximately 10 part-time student employees during the academic year.

In addition to distributing U.S. mail, the student mail room distributes campus mail, UPS, and Federal Express packages.

Mailboxes are also available for faculty in residence and resident directors for personal mail and packages. Contact the assistant dean or an assistant director in the Office of Residential Education for details. 

Students should address mail and packages as follows:

Student first and last name

OCMR number (This number can be obtained by going to the Oberview Self Service Portal)

135 W Lorain Street

Oberlin, OH 44074

Please do not address packages to your actual dorm address. The Post Office will not deliver these items to the student mailroom.

The Student Mail Room is closed on Sundays. If you order from Amazon or any other vendor with guaranteed Sunday delivery, your package will not be available until Monday afternoon, at the earliest.  Also, if you receive an email that says your package has been delivered, that means it has been delivered to the U.S. Post Office in Oberlin and could take a day or two to be delivered to your OCMR box.

Do not go to the post office expecting to pick up the package, as the postal service must deliver it to the college.  

The Student Mail Room does its best to receive packages and notify the students in a timely manner. If you have any other questions, please call (440) 775-8838.

Hours of operation vary according to the time of year and whether students are on campus. The current hours of operation are always posted on the mail room window and door. In general, the mail room maintains the following hours during the regular academic year.

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to noon, when classes are in session

Mail room hours may deviate due to school closings, holidays, or staff availability. When alterations to the normal operating hours are necessary, the modified hours will be posted outside the mailroom.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding Student Mail Room policies and procedures, contact the mail room at 440-775-8115 or .