Student Post Office (SPO)

Information Students Need to Know as School Begins

For fall semester 2020, students studying remotely may fill out the Macalester College Mail Forwarding Form to have their mail and USPS packages forward.

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

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.

Watch a video on how to open your SPO (YouTube)

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:

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30  p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

During Summer Break:

Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The last mail pickup:  

During weekdays— 3:00 p.m. Items received after 3:00 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