If you’re expecting any type of mail this academic year, you won’t find it in your mailbox. Since June 15, campus postal services have been absorbed by Messiah University’s Campus Store. Slingshot, which formerly only ran Messiah’s textbook services, now uses its logistics system to oversee campus mail as well.
According to Campus Store Manager Aleisha Wildon, this change was necessitated due to two head post office staff members resigning at the end of the spring semester.
All mail, including post cards, letters and packages, will be delivered to the campus store for processing. Once a staff member scans the item, students will receive an automated email alerting them that they have mail.
Students will receive a separate email for every item scanned that day. A consolidated email will be sent the next day for any mail not picked up after the initial notice.
If you are unable to make it to the Campus Store, you can have someone else pick up your mail. In order to do this, all you have to do is forward the automated email to your person of choice so they can show it to the staff member at the counter.
In order to keep things moving, the campus store encourages students to have their student ID ready to receive their mail.
When ordering a package, the campus store asks that students put their first and last name on the shipping address in order to avoid confusion. Students are also encouraged to put the last four digits of their Messiah email on the shipping address, like this:
Campus Center — 1234
1 University Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055
Mail keys are to be returned outside the campus post office using the allotted envelopes at the service window. Currently, there is no fine for not returning mailbox keys.
Mail can be picked up in the back of the campus store during their hours of operation. The campus store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Students may use the Amazon lockers named PERCH when ordering from Amazon.