Sending Mail to Your Student

What you Need to Know…

Whether sending a simple letter, care package, or special treat for your student, here are some helpful tips to follow along the way.

Student Mailbox Information

Student mail and packages should be addressed in the following format:

Student Name (no nicknames, please)
1200 Academy Street
Student Box Number Hicks Center
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Mail Guidelines

In an effort to ensure quality mail service, please follow these guidelines:

  • Never send cash or coins in the mail. Use checks or money orders. Checks up to $200 can be cashed in the Bookstore.
  • Use special services when sending something of value. Options include certified mail, insured mail or shipping methods with tracking ability such as UPS or USPS.
  • Use proper, secure packaging, don’t advertise what is inside.
  • Use proper addressing.
  • USPS and UPS are the most reliable delivery services.
  • Amazon delivery is not a reliable service. They often leave packages outside and at the wrong buildings. You can put special delivery instructions when ordering saying “please deliver to Mail Center in Hicks Building between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday” but that is not a guarantee it will arrive at the right location. Also, making sure packages are not delivered on Saturday and Sunday is helpful as well.

Sending a Special Treat

A list of businesses in case you need a special treat for your student to brighten their day…

This is only a partial list of the resources available in the Kalamazoo area. For a more complete listing of businesses contact Discover Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo College Bookstore
Cookies by Design
  • Gourmet cookie bouquets. Yes, bouquets! Select a theme or create your own. Will deliver. Ask about our college discounts!
  • 269.324.1235
  • Cookies by Design website
VanderSalm’s Flipse Flower Shop
  • Will do balloons and/or flower combinations. Fruit, gourmet and junk food baskets also available. Will deliver.
  • 269.343.2671 or 800.232.7134
  • VanderSalm’s website

Ambati Flowers
  • Always an amazing selection of fresh flowers. Known for their unique floral arrangements. Gift/junk food baskets also available. Campus delivery.
  • 269.349.4961 or 800.349.4961
  • Ambati website
Insomnia Cookies
  • Variety of cookies, brownies, cookie cakes, ice cream and even cold milk. Will deliver.
  • 269.220.6433
  • Insomnia Cookies website