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UCSD Postal Center (Price Center East)

Find out the hours and services offered at the UCSD Postal Center in the Price Center.

The UCSD Postal Center is a retail convenience center operated by Mail Services and located at Price Center East on the 1st Floor (map).


  • Mail packages and letters to U.S. and international destinations.  International packages require computer generated customs form. Go to:  https://cns.usps.com/cfo/ShippingInformationAction_input
  • Ship packages or letters using UPS or FedEx.
  • Rent private mail boxes. Boxes are available to anyone with two forms of identification for a 6-month or 1-year rental period.
    • Fees:
      • Small box: $7/ month
      • Large box: $10/ month
      • Key deposit: $25 (refundable with key return)
  • Buy stamps and mailing supplies.
  • Buy occassional and seasonal greeting cards.
  • Deposit stamped mail weighing less than 13 ounces in the collection box. The last pickup is at 3:45 p.m.
  • Drop off used writing instruments as part of the "Writing Instrument Brigade"

Note: Due to limited space, the UCSD Postal Center is not a pickup or drop-off point for intra-campus or department index mail (except for Postal Center box holders). 

Summer Hours

  • Monday through Friday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM* (*Note: the Postal Center is closed for lunch from 11:15AM - 12:00PM)

Deadlines for mail to go out the same day:

  • Regular USPS: 3 p.m.
  • Express USPS: 2 p.m.
  • FedEx or UPS: 3 p.m.

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Discover, VISA or MasterCard
  • Personal check, made payable to U.C. Regents and with proper identification (such as a valid driver's license)

Note: This page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/postoffice