Post Office

 

Post Office Hours                                                                                                                                  Monday – Friday  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Window Hours                                                                                                                                       Monday – Friday  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(during the academic year)                                                                                                                     * Check with the Post Office for Summer Hours

Contacts
  • Post Office Manager, Ext. 6995
  • Post Office Assistants, Ext. 6244

Incoming Mail Distribution

U.S. Postal Service Mail

All incoming U.S. mail is received and distributed daily.

Student Mail

Please have all student mail addressed as follows:

Student Name
Bryant University
Student Box Number
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1291

Whenever a student receives a package via the Bryant Post Office, they will be notified electronically that they have a package to be picked up. The Post Office will hold that package for 15 business days. During this period, the student will receive two separate notifications asking to come by and get their package. If the package is not picked up in that time frame, the package will be returned to sender.

Study Abroad Policy

Prior to leaving for your semester abroad, please be sure to notify all companies, vendors, ( i.e. phone bills, credit cards, bank statements, etc) and family members that you will be away for a stated period of time to ensure 1st class mail is routed to your permanent address. According to the Post Office package policy, any USPS packages will be forwarded to a domestic home address as noted in Banner from the Academic Records department. Any UPS, FedEx or DHL packages will be returned to sender. Please feel free to stop by the Post Office or contact us at 401-232-6244 if you have any questions.

Faculty/Staff Mail

Please have all faculty/staff mail addressed as follows:

Name
Bryant University
Department Name
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1284

Interoffice Mail

Interoffice mail is sorted and distributed on a continuous basis.  Such mail should include the recipient’s full name as well as department or Bryant box number.

PLEASE DO NOT USE NAME ONLY.

Outgoing Mail Procedures

Mailing Packages
Packages can be mailed through the Bryant Post Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To meet our daily pickup time, packages should be brought to the Bryant Post Office by 3:30 p.m. Packages must be properly wrapped and labeled, and weigh less than 70 pounds. Please note: According to FAA regulations, the sender of any package exceeding 13 oz., will be asked to disclose the contents as to whether it is Fragile, Perishable, Hazardous or Liquid. The Post Office will be happy to assist you in preparing your package for shipment. Feel free to call Ext. 6244 with any questions.

Proper Addressing
The delivery address is the most important information on your mail piece. Use the following format for your delivery address:

Name or Attention Line: JANE L MILLER
Company: MILLER ASSOCIATES
Delivery Address: 1960 W CHELSEA AVE STE 2006
City, State, Zip Code: ALLENTOWN PA 18104

Use the following guidelines:

  • All capital letters.
  • No punctuation.
  • At least 10-point type.
  • Always put attention line on top – never below the city and state or in the bottom corner of your mailpiece.
  • If you cannot fit the suite or apartment number on the same line as the delivery address, put it on the line ABOVE the delivery address, NOT on the line below.
  • If your address appears in a window, be sure there is at least 1/8 inch clearance around the address. Sometimes parts of the address slip out of view behind the window and mail processing machines cannot read the address.
  • If you are using address labels, make sure not to cut off any important information. Also be sure the labels are on straight. Mail processing machines have difficulty reading crooked or slanted information.

Restrictions on Interoffice Mailings
Federal regulations prohibit the filing of chain letters. Any mailings not affiliated with Bryant University will not be filed.

Mail Services

U.S. Express Mail
The daily deadline for this service is 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Prices vary according to the weight and destination zip code of the article.

First-class Mail
Outgoing mail needs to be brought to the Post Office by 3:00 p.m. for mailing on that day. It is preferred that envelopes are addressed in all capital letters.

Bulk Mailings
A mailing of more than 200 identical pieces could be considered a bulk mailing. In order to receive discounted pricing on bulk mailings, departments must meet USPS regulations. Bulk mailings should be coordinated with the Bryant Post Office prior to mailing to ensure adequate funding on account.

It is preferred that envelopes are addressed in all capital letters. Departments must consult the Bryant Post Office prior to preparing a mailing to ensure lists are “cleansed.” For further guidance in meeting USPS regulations and other mailing alternatives, call the Bryant Post Office at Ext. 6244.

Mail Classification – International Mail
Before sending international mail, please check with the Bryant Post Office staff to ensure proper customs forms are completed.

Department Mail Requirements
Please separate all mail left at the window. Mail requiring postage should be mailed showing the organization number to be charged. If the Post Office window is not open, it is recommended that mail requiring postage not be left on the counter.

Methods of Payment
The Bryant Post Office accepts cash, checks and Bulldog Bucks.