Mail Information for Faculty and Staff

Mail Delivery

  • USPS mail and campus department mail is delivered once daily Monday through Friday. Approximate delivery time varies, based on USPS, Fed Ex, UPS and DHL delivery volume.
  • Campus mail put in our campus mail drop box is usually delivered the following work day.
  • Express mail for departments typically arrives on campus between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Post Office will notify departments by phone, giving departments the option to pick up their Express mail that day, or it will be delivered the next business day.

Mailing to Students

  • All student mail must have student name and box number clearly marked. Mail must be sorted in mailbox order prior to drop off.

For questions related to Post Office services, contact the Post Office: or ext. 3504.

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Post Office is a contract substation of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

For Faculty/Staff

Internal Office Mailing Format

Please use the format below:

Prof. Jane Doe
Department and Building

From: Name and Department

Incoming Address Format

Mail and package deliveries must be formatted as *below in order for the US Postal Service to recognize HWS mail.

*Except UPS or Federal Express package deliveries to 20 Seneca St.

300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456


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