Mail - Postal Services

Location of Student Mailboxes:  1st Floor Medical School Lobby, Behind Elevators
Main Office: B Level, Hospital
Telephone: 508-856-2361

All students registered at UMMS are issued a student mailbox with a combination lock. The Registrars Office maintains a list of mailbox numbers and combinations. Delivery is made each day to the student mailboxes between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. These boxes should be kept locked. The Postal Services Department is not responsible for lost mail when a mailbox is left open.

All incoming mail must be properly identified with the following information: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Student Name, Box Number, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655-0002.

When leaving mail for classmates, the student’s name and student mailbox number should be clearly visible on the mail. The student can tape this mail to the students mailbox that the mail is intended for. Please note that UMMS is not responsible for postage for student’s mail. There is a mailbox outside of the entrance near the Office of Student Affairs for all outgoing mail. Students should leave a forwarding address with the Postal Services Department if they expect to be away from the Medical School for any extended period of time (six weeks or longer) but not longer than 12 months.

Junk Mail: One of the perils (or advantages) of being a medical student is the large amount of unsolicited, “free” mail that students receive in their mailboxes. Most often these companies have obtained students’ names from mailing lists purchased from the American Medical Association (AMA, 535 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610). One way to decrease the volume of this mail is for students to write to the AMA asking to have their names put on the non-promotional mailing list. In addition, students can write individual companies asking for the same treatment.

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