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Mail Services

Mail Services is responsible for the daily delivery of interoffice, USPS, UPS, Federal Express and Airborne Express, and for the preparation of outgoing mail. We are also available to help members of the RISD community prepare outgoing mail, though no personal packages shall be handled by Mail Services personnel. Our personnel cannot transport office furniture or materials between departments. For help with this type of service, please submit requests to RISD Facilities.

Student Mail Boxes / Service Window
Student mail boxes and the mail service window are located in the Design Center located at 30 North Main Street.

Package Pickup
The package pickup area is located in the basement of the Design Center.

Hours for Window Service and Package Pickup*
Monday - Friday , 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Closed Sunday and RISD holidays)

*hours are for academic year

RISD Inter-Office Mail

Mail Services delivers merchandise within 72 hours of receiving it. Mail is delivered to all mail drop-off locations on campus between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays and severe weather conditions. Emergency deliveries will be handled on an as-needed basis. Packages will be delivered after the initial mail run is completed. Signatures are required for packages.

With each delivery of mail to an office or mail drop-off location, inter-office and USPS mail is picked up for postage metering and distribution. All outgoing mail should be ready for pickup during the time of daily mail delivery. Outgoing mail should be separated in the following manner:

  • Outgoing mail requiring postage should be grouped together with office account number.
  • Certified Mail must be sealed and the proper USPS forms attached.
  • Inter-office mail should be seperated.
  • Express and all expedited mail should be identified and affixed with an identifier.

Freight Deliveries

Lead Receiver: Kevin Page, 401 952-6405
Academic year schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Summer schedule: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and Friday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

For large freight deliveries (over 150 pounds or those needing special equipment to unload) it is the responsibility of the ordering office to inform Procurement Services if a PO is needed. If you are ordering using a PO or RISD purchasing card, then Kevin Page should be notified via email lreceiver@risd.edu and listed as the RISD contact. The receiving phone number 401 952-6405 should be given to the delivery company. In most cases with bulk items, a work request will need to be submitted to secure the equipment and personnel needed to accept the delivery. Once you have your work order number, you should let Kevin Page know so that he can assist in coordinating delivery to your office. The work request must include the delivery date, estimated time of delivery and delivery location (building and room number). If an office representative is not available to sign for a delivery between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, Kevin will sign for it. If a delivery’s arrangements are made outside receiving hours, an office representative must be present to accept delivery and confirm condition of product. Receiving does not provide storage or inventory services for goods.

New Students

For First-Year Students and Brown|RISD Dual Degree Students
RISD Mailroom and Office of Residence Life have partnered with Jones Storage to have student packages delivered to student rooms prior to move in. To ensure proper delivery please follow the instructions below:

  • Packages should be sent to the following address after June 15th:
    Jones Storage
    59 Central Street
    Providence, RI 02907
  • All packages should have students first and last name, residence hall and ID number.
  • Boxes will not be delivered to student’s room if any of the information above is missing.
  • All students will receive information about packages and shipment mid-June. You will receive shipping labels along with your housing assignment.
  • After September 4th all packages and student mail should be addressed as:
    Student’s Name
    Rhode Island School of Design
    2 College St, Box#________
    Providence, RI 02903

For Transfer Students
Transfer students participating in the Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies (SEFS) program can ship their items to the RISD mailroom addressed as:

Student Name
Summer Foundations Program
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903

Students looking to store their belongings between summer and fall semesters are recommended to use Jones Storage. Jones and ResLife work together to have student packages delivered to student rooms prior to move in.

Transfer students starting in the Fall should follow the general guidelines for new students:

RISD Mailroom and Office of Residence Life have partnered with Jones Storage to have student packages delivered to student rooms prior to move in. To ensure proper delivery please follow the instructions below:

  • Packages should be sent to the following address after June 15th:
    Jones Storage
    59 Central Street
    Providence, RI 02907
  • All packages should have students first and last name, residence hall and ID number.
  • Boxes will not be delivered to student’s room if any of the information above is missing.
  • All students will receive information about packages and shipment mid-June. You will receive shipping labels along with your housing assignment.
  • After September 4th all packages and student mail should be addressed as:
    Student’s Name
    Rhode Island School of Design
    2 College St, Box#________
    Providence, RI 02903

Returning Students

  • Please do not use UPS to ship your boxes to campus. You may mail boxes directly to your assigned RISD mail box.
  • Summer package pick-up hours are Monday - Thursday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm