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 mailroom 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. It also offers FAX services for students for $1.00 for the first page and $0.25 for each page after (domestic), and $1.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each page after (foreign).

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

The Student Mail Room is closed on Sundays. If you order from 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.  Call (440) 775-8838 if you have any questions.

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 mailroom window and door. In general, the mailroom maintains the hours listed on the right during the regular academic year.

Mailroom hours may deviate due to school closings, holidays, or staff availability. When alterations to the normal operating hours are necessary, we will post the modified hours outside the mailroom.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding mailroom policies and procedures, contact the mailroom at 440-775-8115 or