Mailboxes Make Room For Package Lockers

A sign of the times is the rise of on-line shopping and delivery of merchandise to Mail Services, located in The Hub. But package pickup has produced long queues and long wait times, sometimes snaking up the stairs unto the next floor, because each package had to be handled by a mail room staffer at the pickup window.

This summer, that all changes. The more than 6,000 mailboxes will be removed and replaced with package pickup lockers.

Starting in the fall, regular postal mail will be picked up at the window and packages will be delivered to the lockers. Students will be notified of an arriving package, similarly to how the system works now. Except instead of waiting in line, students will receive a locker number and a one-time code that will open the locker so they can retrieve their packages.

“This [new system] will allow students to not be in line as much,” said Mark Kraner said, “especially at the beginning of the semester.”

For more information, go to Fourth Estate on-line.

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Graduation Fair in the Johnson Center Atrium!

Don't forget to pick up your gown so you can dress for success on graduation day!

Don’t forget to pick up your gown so you can dress for success on graduation day!

Are you graduating in May? Do you have everything you need to make your big day successful and memorable?

This week, stop by the Johnson Center for the spring 2017 graduation fair! You can visit the fair, located conveniently in front of the bookstore, to purchase many of the materials you need for graduation: cap and gown, diploma frames, rings, and even graduation invitations. The graduation fair is offered every semester for students graduating in December or May. This is a convenient and cheap opportunity to get your graduation materials early!

Come to the JC Atrium March 7 – 9, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm to explore the fair and pick up everything you need for your graduation day!

Learn more about spring 2017 graduation at https://events.gmu.edu/commencement/spring-commencement/

Congratulations to the class of 2017!