Bard College Student Handbook

Post Office

Bertelsmann Campus Center, phone: 7537

United States Postal Service (USPS) mail and parcels should be addressed to you at:
Bard College MSC (box # assigned to you)

PO Box 5000

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Each student is assigned a mailbox with a combination lock. You will receive your locker information via e-mail prior to your arrival/return to campus. It is necessary for you to print this information and have it with you when you need to open your mailbox. We suggest you save this e-mail and/or store your locker number and combination as a contact in your cell phone. 

All USPS mail is delivered to your campus mailbox. If a USPS mail/package is too large to fit in your mailbox, the post office will notify you via e-mail (  as well as placing a notification slip in your mailbox. You can claim your package at the “oversize package window” in the post office. You will need a photo ID to claim your package. 

Mail may be sent anywhere on campus via campus mail, using campus mailboxes or baskets in any office where there is a mail pick-up. To safeguard mail, follow these guidelines: do not mail cash; when sending money, use a postal money order or check that requires the bearer to present identification before it can be cashed; and use certified mail to send valuables and request a receipt.

You may purchase packaging material at the campus bookstore, as the post office does not supply these items. Your transaction will be quicker and more efficient if all outgoing packages are sealed and addressed prior to shipping. This is a cash only post office.

Tampering with the mail is a federal offense and is subject to disciplinary action by the College. Only post office employees are allowed behind the counter in the post office. Direct any complaints of mail tampering to the postal clerk immediately.