Student Post Office (SPO)

Information Students Need to Know as School Begins

A Student PO Box (SPO) will be assigned to all students living on campus. SPO box numbers and combinations will be available on 1600grand after the first week in August.

Note: Students that are living off campus will not be assigned a SPO.

You may fill out the SPO Request Google form if you need a SPO during the school year.

Students that do not have a SPO will receive an e-mail when you have mail that has been received, directing you to pick up the items at the service window (similar to the package notification). Your ID will be required to claim any mail.

Mailing Services and SPO boxes are located in the lower level of the campus center. We offer most services available at a conventional Post Office, including selling stamps, sending mail, and shipping packages, both domestic and international.

All students are reminded that they can be more sustainable by switching to electronic statements for their bank and credit card statements.

Macalester Shipping and Mailing Address

First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1899

(SPO numbers are not needed for mailing and shipping.)

Postal Services & Package Pick-up

Service Window Hours:

When classes are in session:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

When classes are not in session:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

During Summer Break:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The last mail pickup:  

During weekdays— 4:00 p.m. Items received after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays or on Saturday will be postmarked the following business day.

Payment accepted:

Cash, credit/debit card or Mac Money. Checks accepted from staff, faculty and local residents with a current photo ID.

Inquires & Comments?

Complete the Mailing Services Inquiry Google Form 

Received Mail That You Are Unsure Of?

Find more info on Macalester’s Suspicious Mail page