Frequently Asked Questions

When is Mail Services open?

Mail Services is open Monday thru Friday, 8am - 4:30pm.

Where is my student mailbox, and how long will I have it?

All student mailboxes are located in the Robert Center at 5012 Villa Road, across the parking lot from the Hadlock Student Center. You are assigned a mailbox when you first enroll at George Fox and you keep the same box assignment for each consecutive semester you are enrolled.

What happens to my mail if I study off campus or take a leave of absence?

Your U.S. Mail will be forwarded and campus mail will be returned to the sending department. Returned class papers will be saved for your return.


What happens to my mail during the summer?

If you decide to keep your box open all summer, your mail will continue to go to your box. However, if you close your box for the summer, your U.S. Mail will be forwarded to the address you provided to Mail Services and campus mail will be returned to the sending department. Class papers for returning students will be saved for your return. Class papers for others will be saved at Mail Services for six months.


When does my mail get put in my mailbox?

Mail is sorted and distributed throughout the day Monday through Friday.


What happens if I receive an item of mail too large for my mailbox, or if the item requires a signature?

When students receive an item of mail requiring a signature, Mail Services acts as the agent. Items too large to fit into a mailbox are written up as packages. An email will be sent to the student's George Fox email address for both of these examples. The student must bring a photo ID to Mail Services to claim the item of mail and sign for it. A photo from a cell phone will not be accepted.


How long is my mail forwarded after I graduate or leave school?

According to USPS regulations, we forward First Class mail for one year. You must contact your magazine suppliers with your new address.

How does someone send a package to me?

Give your friends and family your address format as listed on the main University Mailing Address Page. Be sure to have the sender include your name and box number in the address to avoid delays. We receive mail and packages from all shipping carriers.

<Your Name> (Name required)
420 N Meridian St., #<Your box number> (box number is required)
Newberg, OR 97132

Can I have a friend pick up my package for me?

Yes, you can. But you must send an email to Mail Services, mailservices@georgefox.edu saying you grant permission for the name of your friend to pick up the package. Be sure to include the name of your friend in the email. Your friend must have photo ID with them. Photo on cell phone will not be accepted.

What happens if my package never gets picked up?

Mail Services holds your package for five days. If your package has not been picked up, Mail Services returns the package back to the sender. If you know that you will not be able to pick your package up in a timely manner, you will need to send an email to Mail Services.