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Receiving Mail in UCSB Housing

Receiving Mail in the Residence Halls

(Anacapa, Manzanita Village, San Miguel, San Nicolas, San Rafael, Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz, & Santa Rosa)

  • All Residence Hall residents receive mail sent through US Postal Service (USPS) at the Post Office in the University Center (UCen). For packages sent through USPS, a pick-up slip will be put into the mailbox at the UCen Post Office notifying the student to pick up the package at the UCen Post Office counter. PLEASE NOTE: for students living in Santa Catalina, please take your package pick-up slip to the Package Pick-Up Room, #1435, in Santa Catalina’s North Tower to retrieve your package. The Package Pick-Up Room is open Monday-Friday, 4:00pm-8:00pm. The UCen Post Office has implemented this in order to avoid students having to transport potentially large packages from the UCen to Santa Catalina.
  • Mail and packages sent via private carriers (UPS, FedEx, etc) are delivered directly to the resident’s residence hall room by that company’s delivery person. Please note the different address and zipcode for Santa Catalina Residence Hall.
  • We have experienced that companies such as Amazon do not specify if they will be using the postal service or a private carrier such as UPS. It is therefore important to include both the Box Number and the Residence Hall & Room Number on all correspondence. Amazon also has a pick up location in Isla Vista: Amazon@IslaVista.
  • UCSB main campus residence halls do not have street names in the building addresses.
  • Mailboxes are shared by 2-3 persons, usually (but not always) with roommates.
  • Housing staff do not notify students if they have mail in their boxes, nor does the Front Desk accept deliveries or packages from private carriers. Students are responsible for checking their own Boxes.
  • Please note: if you receive an email from the sender that your package has been scanned in at the local Post Office, it's possible it may be at the Goleta Post Office and not the UCen Post Office. You will have to wait for it to be delivered to the UCen Post Office and for their staff to put a slip in your mailbox. Thank you for your patience.
  • We cannot accept items for students via mail or private carrier in advance of their move in day. You can ship items to the Amazon@IslaVista pick up store, which will hold packages for 15 days.

 

PROPER FORMAT FOR...
US Postal Service mail to...
All Residence Halls
Private carriers such as
UPS, FedEx, etc. to...
Main Campus Residence Halls
Private carriers such as
UPS, FedEx, etc. to...
Santa Catalina Residence Hall
Student’s Name
PO Box ____________
Residence Hall & Room Number
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA  93107
Student’s Name
Residence Hall & Room Number
Box ____________
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA  93106
Student’s Name
6850 El Colegio Rd. Room Number______
Box ____________
Goleta, CA 93117

 

Receiving Mail in the Graduate and Undergraduate Apartments

(El Dorado, San Clemente, San Joaquin, Santa Ynez, Sierra Madre, Westgate, Westwinds)

General Information

  • Depending on the complex, USPS mail may be delivered directly to resident mailboxes by the US Postal Service, via UCSB Mail Services, or to a PO Box at the University Center (UCen) – see below for details.
  • Mail and packages sent via private carriers (UPS, FedEx, etc) are delivered directly to the resident’s front door. Please note the different address and zip code for San Clemente Villages and Sierra Madre Villages.
  • The Complex Office does not accept deliveries or packages from private carriers.

San Clemente Villages

  • USPS mail delivery to apartment mailboxes via UCSB Mail Services Monday - Friday.
  • Package pick up in lot 51 from the white UCSB Mail van.
  • For more information, please visit UCSB Business & Financial Services' Student Mail Services web page.
  • Private carriers deliver packages to apartment front doors.
  • Companies such as Amazon do not specify if they will be using USPS or a private carrier for deliveries, so it is important to include both the complex name and apartment number on all correspondence. Amazon also has a pick up location in Isla Vista: Amazon@IslaVista.
  • The mailing address changes depending on the village you live in:
    • Arrowhead (1000’s) = 6510 El Colegio Rd; ZIP+4 code: 93106-4200
    • Bradbury (2000’s) = 6520 El Colegio Rd; ZIP+4 code: 93106-4200
    • Castaic (3000’s) = 6530 El Colegio Rd; ZIP+4 code: 93106-4203
    • Donner (4000’s) = 6540 El Colegio Rd; ZIP+4 code: 93106-4202
    • Encino (5000’s) = 6550 El Colegio Rd; ZIP+4 code: 93106-4201

El Dorado, Santa Ynez, Westgate, Westwinds

  • USPS delivers mail directly to complex and places in apartment mailboxes.
  • Small packages will be placed in designated boxes near apartment mailboxes.
  • Large package pick up is at the Patterson Branch post office.
  • Private carriers deliver packages to apartment front doors.

Sierra Madre and San Joaquin

  • USPS mail delivery to a UCen PO Box. Residents can pick up a key for their box from the UCen Post Office with a $5 deposit (cash or check only).
  • For packages sent through USPS, a pick-up slip will be put into the mailbox at the UCen Post Office notifying the student to pick up the package at the Package Pick-Up Room, #1435, in Santa Catalina’s North Tower. The Package Pick-Up Room is open Monday-Friday, 4:00pm-8:00pm. The Post Office has implemented this in order to avoid students having to transport potentially large packages from the UCen to Sierra Madre (Santa Catalina is conveniently located adjacent to San Joaquin and across the street from Sierra Madre.)
  • Mailboxes are shared by 4-6 persons, usually (but not always) with roommates.
  • Private carriers deliver packages to apartment front doors.
  • Companies such as Amazon do not specify if they will be using USPS or a private carrier for deliveries, so it is important to include both the complex name and apartment number on all correspondence. Amazon also has a pick up location in Isla Vista: Amazon@IslaVista.
  • Please note: if you receive an email from the sender that your package has been scanned in at the local Post Office, it's possible it may be at the Goleta Post Office and not the UCen Post Office. You will have to wait for it to be delivered to the UCen Post Office and for their staff to put a slip in your mailbox. Thank you for your patience!

 

PROPER FORMAT FOR...
El Dorado Santa Ynez Westgate Westwinds
First & Last Name
6667 El Colegio Road, Apt # ___
Goleta, CA 93117
First & Last Name
6750 El Colegio Road, Apt # ___
Goleta, CA 93117

 
First & Last Name
6543 El Colegio Road, Apt # ___
Goleta, CA 93117
First & Last Name
6657 El Colegio Road, Apt # ___
Goleta, CA 93117
San Clemente
(USPS)
San Clemente
(Private Carriers)
Sierra Madre
(USPS)
Sierra Madre
(Private Carriers)
First & Last Name
65XX El Colegio Road, Apt # ___       
Santa Barbara, 93106-XXXX

 
First & Last Name
65XX El Colegio Road, Apt # ___
Goleta, CA 93117

 
First & Last Name
Sierra Madre Apt #___/Box#___         
555 Storke Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
First & Last Name
Sierra Madre Apt #___/Box#___
555 Storke Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
San Joaquin
(USPS)
San Joaquin
(Private Carriers)
   
First & Last Name
San Joaquin Apt #___/Box#___         
650 Storke Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
First & Last Name
San Joaquin Apt #___/Box#___
650 Storke Rd
Goleta, CA 93117