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Mailing Center

The campus Mailing Center is a full-service, retail annex for all of your personal shipping and mailing needs.


  • Mail packages and letters to U.S. and international destinations. International packages require a computer-generated customs form. Go to: https://cns.usps.com/cfo/ShippingInformationAction_input
  • Ship packages or letters using UPS or FedEx.
    • Mailing Center offers steep discounts on UPS and FedEx compared to carrier direct
  • Rent private mailboxes. Boxes are available to anyone with two forms of identification for a 6-month or 1-year rental period.
    • Fees:
      • Small box: $7/ month
  • Buy stamps and mailing supplies
  • Deposit stamped mail weighing less than 13 ounces in the collection box in front of Price Center. Please refer to the collection box for pick up times. 


  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    (University holidays are observed)


Mailing Center is located at 1 Greenhouse Lane in the Campus Services Complex, Building 'A' on the corner of Voigt and Gilman next to the Passports office. (map)

Deadlines for mail to go out the same day:

  • Regular mail: 3:00 p.m.
  • Express Mail: 1:30 p.m.
  • FedEx or UPS packages: 1:30 p.m.
  • Metered mail: 3:00 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/mailing-center