Cowell Mailroom

Hours of Operation                                   Location                       

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11 am-4 pm                                      Cowell Apt. 1, Room 106A                                          

SATURDAY: 11 am-2 pm

SUNDAY: Closed


** Please check the Cowell College Mailroom door for the most updated hours. There may be occasional unscheduled closures due to illness, mailroom-related errands or unforseen circumstances. 


** The Cowell Mailroom will be closed June 16th - September 18th during the summer. Please pick up all mail and packages on or before June 15, 2024. Any unclaimed packages will be returned to sender.


**Students are required to return their mailbox key (envelope provided in mailbox) to avoid a $15.00 fee. Please update your address with USPS, as well as all contacts and vendors, as we are unable to forward mail or packages from UCSC.  



**Perishable packages unclaimed within three days will be returned to sender or disposed of.


 **Student ID stickers are available at the Cowell/Stevenson Housing Office (located beneath the Dining Hall.) 


Student mailing address:

First Name Last Name
UCSC Cowell College
501 Cowell Service Road, # (box)
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Read me: It is important that any mail sent to you includes your name and mailbox number. Your mailbox number is located on the envelope in which you received your key. Your room number is not your mailbox number. The number on your mailbox key is not your mailbox number. Please ask a Mailroom Assistant for help if you have forgotten your mailbox number.

Contact information: 

For additional mailroom questions, please call 831-459-2253 to speak with a Mailroom Supervisor, or email

Are you a new student? Have you recently moved to Cowell from another college?

Please go to the mailroom to receive a mailbox key and mailing address, or email

Regarding tracking emails 

The email that some mail/package carriers send out to notify you that your package has been delivered only indicates that your package has arrived in the city of Santa Cruz. It may take another 1- 2 days to be delivered to the Cowell College Mailroom.