Delivery and Dispatch Times

Scheduled Deliveries:

Incoming mail from the U.S. Postal Service is delivered to Berry College Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m. The mail is usually sorted and in the boxes by 11:00 a.m. during the week, and by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Campus mail is delivered all during the day as it is received, beginning immediately after we finish delivering the U.S. mail. Any campus mail received after 4:00 p.m. will be delivered on the following business day; no campus mail is delivered on Saturday.

UPS, Federal Express, Airborne and DHL deliver Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


When you receive a package, you will be notified via an e-mail from Mail Services. When you come to pick up your package, you will need to provide the following information:

Your Berry P.O. box number
The package ID # listed in the notification e-mail 
Your Berry Student ID

All packages are checked out to students with a scan of your ID card. 

Outgoing Mail:

We have different handling procedures and cut-off times depending of the type of mail and level of service requested. If unusual circumstances prevent your from meeting these deadlines, please contact us. If possible, we will try to work out a mutually acceptable arrangement.

First-Class Metered Mail must be received at the Post Office by 3:00 p.m. This is necessary to allow us sufficient time to process the mail and deliver it to the Rome Post Office before the 4:30 p.m. deadline.

Express Mail may be received between 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Bulk and Nonprofit Mailings must be received early enough to allow us time to process them for delivery to the Rome Post Office before the 3:30 p.m. deadline.

Stamped First-Class Mail must be received in the inside collection box by 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stamped mail placed in the outside collection box is picked up Monday through Friday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Any mail weighing over 13 ounces must be given to a clerk instead of deposited in a collection box.

Items to be shipped by UPS must be received by 3:30 p.m.