Update on Unclaimed Packages

To assist with back-to-school student transitions and allow staff to work through the opening of the new Mail & Package Center at Shriver, we did not enforce the 72-hour package return policy. The Mail & Package Center will now offer a transitory plan to begin enforcing the 72-hour package return policy as the students and operational staff have begun normalizing their routine school patterns.

Please note the following dates and actions below to assist in retrieving your packages:

  • Beginning September 25, 2017, any packages that were delivered between August 1–31 and have yet to be picked up will be sent back to the sender. Students with one of these packages have been notified.
  • Any unclaimed packages collected during the month of September will be sent back to the original sender on October 2, 2017.
  • Our Return to Sender policy will go into full effect beginning October 2, 2017. The policy states that any unclaimed packages will be sent back after 72-hours.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 513-529-9286 or by email packagecenter@miamioh.edu.

Resident Mail and Package Services

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Administrative and Department Mail and Package Services

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Did you know? Every 41 pounds of junk mail destroys 36.6 square meters of natural habitat and creates 47.6 kg (105 pounds) of CO2 emissions Did you know? Every 41 pounds of junk mail destroys 36.6 square meters of natural habitat and creates 47.6 kg (105 pounds) of CO2 emissions
Did you know? 100 million trees and 28 billion gallons of water were used to produce U.S. mail for just one year Did you know? 100 million trees and 28 billion gallons of water were used to produce U.S. mail for just one year
 Did you know? The average adult spends 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.  Did you know? The average adult spends 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
 Did you know? Junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 2.8 million cars  Did you know? Junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 2.8 million cars

Reducing Our Stamp on the Environment

What We've Done

We have implemented the following changes in the past several years to increase efficiency, reduce waste and help protect the environment:

  • Converted paper documents to electronic form in all phases of business practices, when possible.
  • Eliminated use of string to tie mail bundles for delivery routes; replaced this method with the use of recyclable bags for all mail delivery on campus.
  • Converted sections of motor driven delivery routes to walking routes using recyclable bags and carts.
  • Recycled administrative and student "junk" mail.
  • Provided information to departments and students on how to reduce unwanted junk mail.
  • Promoted the practice of breaking down and recycling paper boxes from packages received by students and staff.

What You Can Do

To reduce your stamp on the environment, you can do the following:

  • Reduce Pre-Screened Credit Card Offers - Stop receiving unsolicited credit card offers by visiting Opt Out Prescreen, the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry site. Complete the information on the site or call 1-888-567-8688.
  • Stop Junk Mail - Stop junk mail from marketing companies. Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is a service that lets you opt out of receiving mail marketing advertising.
  • Stop Catalog Mailings - Catalog Choice is a free service that allows you to reduce unwanted catalogs and choose the method of contact for brands of your choice.