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What we do

The UC San Diego Mailing Center is a public, full-service, shipping and mailing center that offers highly competitive, university-contracted shipping rates and serves the personal shipping and mailing needs of the university and the broader community. 

The Trove entrance on Library Walk near Geisel Library. Photo by Erik Jepsen

Visit the Mailing Center for all your shipping needs!

Take advantage of our university-negotiated, discounted shipping rates! Stop by The Trove to ship your mail and packages and save money

Visit to learn more about the new campus hub for enhanced mail and package services.

Mailing Center Operations Status During COVID

Now Open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at The Trove.

Prepaid drop-off bins for USPS, UPS and FedEx are located inside. Face-coverings are required to enter.


  • Mail packages and letters to U.S. and international destinations via US Postal Service.
  • Note: International packages require a computer-generated customs form. Go to:
  • Shipping of domestic packages/letters or Intl. letters using UPS or FedEx.
    • Mailing Center offers steep discounts on UPS and FedEx compared to carrier direct

Mailbox Rentals:

  • Private mailboxes (PMB) are available for 6 month or yearly rentals.
  • Requires two forms of identification when signing up.
  • Rental fee is $7/ month


  • Stamps and mailing supplies are available for purchase.

Note: USPS collection boxes can be used for depositing:

  1. Domestic mail (including Priority Mail Express®) weighing 10 oz. or less or 1/2-inch in thickness or less (with postage stamps or online postage)
  2. International mail (non-technical documents only) (stamped or metered) – Meeting all of the following:
  • Weighs 10 oz. or less
  • Is 1/2-inch in thickness or less
  • Does not require a customs form


Mailing Center is inside The Trove. The entrance to The Trove is located on the northeast corner of Library Walk, directly across from Geisel Library. View the campus interactive map for directions.

Deadlines for mail to go out the same day:

  • FedEx, FedEx Express, Express Mail: 1:00 p.m.
  • UPS Packages: 2:00 p.m.
  • Metered Mail: 2:00 p.m.
  • Regular 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)