Jessica H. Park Mailroom & Information Center

The Jessica Park Mailroom & Information Center is located on the first floor of the Paresky Center. Services provided include:

  • Student Mail & Package Receiving & Distribution
  • Intra-Campus Mail
  • Storage for Financial Aid & International Students
  • Basic Fax/Print/Copy Services for Students
  • Check-Out Items for Students (such as board games, staplers, scissors, etc.)
  • General Information Assistance

Click below for more information.

  • August 21 – 27, 2017

    • Monday: 9am – 11pm
    • Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
    • Saturday: 2pm – 9pm
    • Sunday: CLOSED

    August 28 – September 3, 2017

    • Monday: 8am – 4:30pm
    • Tuesday: 8am – 7:30pm
    • Wednesday through Sunday: 9am – 7:30pm

    September 4 – 10, 2017

    • Monday through Wednesday: 9am – 7:30pm
    • Thursday: 9am – 8pm
    • Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
    • Saturday: 12pm – 4pm
    • Sunday: CLOSED

    September 11 – 30, 2017

    • Mondays & Fridays: 9am – 4:30pm
    • Tuesdays through Thursdays:: 9am – 8pm
    • Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm
    • Sundays: CLOSED

    October 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018

    • Mondays & Fridays: 9am – 4:30pm
    • Tuesdays through Thursdays:: 9am – 8pm
    • Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED
    • CLOSED on October 9, November 23-24, December 22-January 1, and January 15 for College holidays.
    • REDUCED HOURS November 21-22 (closing @ 4:30pm)
    • REDUCED HOURS December 19-21 (closing @ 4:30pm)

    January 29 – February 2, 2018

    • Monday through Friday: 9am – 4:30pm

    February 5 – May 20, 2018

    • Monday through Friday: 9am – 8pm
    • Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED
    • REDUCED HOURS March 19-30 (closing @ 4pm)

    May 21 – August 19, 2018

    • Monday through Friday: 9am – 4pm
    • Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED
    • CLOSED on May 28 & July 4 for College holidays.

    Emergency/Weather-Related Closures

    When the College closes administrative offices for weather-related reasons, the Jessica Park Mailroom & Information Center will be closed.

    In the case of an emergency medical delivery which cannot wait until the Jessica Park Mailroom & Information Center re-opens, the individual student is responsible to contact the carrier directly to make alternate delivery arrangements.

  • August 21 – September 30, 2017

    • Mondays – Fridays: 8:30am – 3pm
    • Saturdays: 9am – 2pm
    • MODIFIED HOURS August 28: 1pm – 6pm

    October 1, 2017 through August 19, 2018

    • Mondays – Fridays: 8:30am – 3pm
    • No receiving on October 9, November 23-24, December 24-27, December 29-January 1, January 15, May 28, and July 4 due to the Mailroom being closed for College holidays.

    Emergency/Weather-Related Closures

    When the College closes administrative offices for weather-related reasons, the Jessica Park Mailroom & Information Center will be closed.

    In the case of an emergency medical delivery which cannot wait until the Jessica Park Mailroom & Information Center re-opens, the individual student is responsible to contact the carrier directly to make alternate delivery arrangements.

  • If you are sending something to a student via the United States Postal Service (USPS), use this address format:

      Name of Student (First, Middle Initial, Last)
      Student’s Mailbox # Paresky
      Williamstown, MA 01267

    Example:

      Jane Q. Student
      1234 Paresky
      Williamstown, MA 01267

    A complete return label must also be clearly marked on the item being sent.

    Please note: because many students have the same last name, we ask that you include their middle initial. This will help us ensure proper receiving & delivery.

    Ordering Via Credit-Card

    When ordering items for a student using your credit card, be sure to include the student’s name and box number, in the form of c/o (in care of) in the address.

    Perishables

    Perishables must be clearly labeled as such and must be picked up within two business days of notification. The Mailroom reserved the right to discard any perishable items that have not been picked up within two days.

    Weight Limit

    The Mailroom will accept items up to 25 pounds. To ship items weighing more than 25 pounds, check with your carrier of choice to arrange your own receiving. The Mailroom reserves the right to return-to-sender any items weighing more than 25 pounds.

    Size Limitations

    Due to limited on-site secured storage space, the Mailroom accepts no responsibility for the security of these larger items.

    Fall Semester Move-In

    Due to limited on-site storage space, please do not ship any packages prior to August 18th.

  • If you are sending something to a student via FedEx, UPS, DHL, or other non-USPS carriers, use this address format:

      Name of Student (First, Middle Initial, Last)
      Student’s Mailbox # Paresky
      39 Chapin Hall Drive
      Williamstown, MA 01267

    Example:

      Jane Q. Student
      1234 Paresky
      39 Chapin Hall Drive
      Williamstown, MA 01267

    A complete return label must also be clearly marked on the item being sent.

    Please note: because many students have the same last name, we ask that you include their middle initial. This will help us ensure proper receiving & delivery.

    Ordering Via Credit-Card

    When ordering items for a student using your credit card, be sure to include the student’s name and box number, in the form of c/o (in care of) in the address.

    Perishables

    Perishables must be clearly labeled as such and must be picked up within two business days of notification. The Mailroom reserved the right to discard any perishable items that have not been picked up within two days.

    Weight Limit

    The Mailroom will accept items up to 25 pounds. To ship items weighing more than 25 pounds, check with your carrier of choice to arrange your own receiving. The Mailroom reserves the right to return-to-sender any items weighing more than 25 pounds.

    Size Limitations

    Due to limited on-site secured storage space, the Mailroom accepts no responsibility for the security of these larger items.

    Fall Semester Move-In

    Due to limited on-site storage space, please do not ship any packages prior to August 18th.

  • Most packages received for students are processed through the Mailroom’s SQBX package management system. Students will receive a notification by email FROM THE MAILROOM when a package has been processed and is available for pick up.

    • USPS typically arrives in the morning, and first-class mail and smaller packages are distributed to mailboxes. Larger USPS packages are processed through SQBX.
    • FedEx, UPS and DHL are typically delivered throughout the day, and are all processed through SQBX.

    Notification of package arrival by the carrier does NOT mean that your package is ready for pick-up. You MUST wait until we have processed your package and you have received an email FROM THE MAILROOM.

    Student ID or Photo ID is required to retrieve a package. Another student will not be allowed to pick up a package for another student unless the student has notified the mailroom by email.

    Departmental Packages – although departmental package deliveries are expected to be handled directly between the carrier and the department, occasionally a departmental package will instead find its way to the Jessica Park Mailroom. In these instances, the department/staff/faculty member responsible for the package will be notified by the Mailroom that there is a package waiting for them for retrieval, and the department/staff/faculty member responsible for the package must pick up the package from the Mailroom within 5 business days, or the package will be returned to sender. ID will be required to retrieve the package.

  • Got a package or an important letter waiting for you, but you need someone else to pick it up for you? You can designate another student to have permission to do so (a Mail Proxy).

    Complete the form below. Requests are typically processed within one business day.

    • full Williams email address
    • full Williams email address
    • Anything else we need to know?
  • Forwarding of USPS Mail and USPS Parcels:

    Mail is forwarded for one year after graduation. This includes all First Class mail, but does not include the forwarding of magazines. You must notify the magazine publisher of your new address in order to keep receiving your subscription.

    During the summer, mail is forwarded to your home address, unless other arrangements are made. Students staying on campus during the summer who wish to receive mail on campus must log into PeopleSoft between April 1 and the day before dorms close for returning students. Once in PeopleSoft, navigate to: Self Service > Campus Life > Mailroom Services and click the yellow button to keep your mailbox open for the summer.

    Students studying abroad will have their mailboxes closed, and all first class mail will be forwarded to home addresses.

    Note: UPS, FedEx and DHL do not offer forwarding service and require being sent back to the original sender.

    Changing your Forwarding Address

    Students are required to keep their forwarding address updated. This can be done by logging in to PeopleSoft and following the link to student address.

  • Returns

    The Jessica Park Mailroom can ONLY return packages that have pre-paid labels attached, via USPS, FedEx, or UPS. Each carrier picks up once daily Mondays-Fridays. Students can also go to the US Post Office on Spring Street or to UPS to return packages.

    Rejections

    If a student does not want to accept a package that has been delivered to the Mailroom, the student can refuse delivery in person at the Mailroom and the Mailroom will return it to the carrier, but ONLY if it is unopened. If it has been opened then it must be handled as a Return (see above).

  • Williams mailbox (SU Box) information, including box number and combination, is available to students through the Self-Service menu in PeopleSoft. After logging in click on “Self Service” and then “Campus Life” and then “Mailroom Services.”

  • Intra-Campus Mail service is provided for sending Williams College correspondence & documents across campus.

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    Clearly mark all Intra-Campus Mail envelopes with the name, building location and department of receiver. If sending Intra-Campus Mail to students, include name and mailbox number.

    Important Note: Intra-Campus Mail Service is not for delivery of personal items, electronic equipment, books, cash, linens, etc. – it is ONLY for correspondence/documents. Items not meeting the correspondence/document criteria will not be picked up or delivered.

    Have a special request or a large Intra-Campus distribution to send out?

    College departments and student organizations may utilize Intra-Campus Mail to distribute mass mailings to College departments. All materials for distribution through Intra-Campus Mail must clearly display the sponsor/s of the program, service, or announcement. Contact the Intra-Campus Mail Coordinator at least a week in advance to discuss it.

  • (For information on storing items in your residence hall while you are living there, speak with your custodian.)

    This free storage program is at the student’s own risk. The College nor Connors Brothers assumes any liability nor responsibility for loss or damage to any student’s personal belongings. We do not recommend storing high-value items.

    Limited free student storage is coordinated by the Jessica Park Mailroom in collaboration with Connors Brothers Moving & Storage. This program is available to Returning Financial Aid Students and Returning International Students. Eligible students will be notified via email by Mailroom or OSL staff prior to storage deposit processes taking place.

    Each qualifying student may pick up & store 3 of the free boxes provided. Filled boxes will be stored off-campus by Connors Brothers.

    If you need more space than what the College is providing you for free, or if you have larger items, you can rent from Connors Brothers (or another local storage provider) directly. Consider sharing a pod with your friends. Connors Brothers even offers per-item storage.

    Picking Up Your Boxes to Fill

    1. You must use the specific 18″x18″x24″ boxes provided by the College.
    2. Bring your Williams ID with you to pick up 3 of these boxes from Debora Azevedo or Debby Kopala at the Jessica Park Mailroom in Paresky.
    3. When you pick up the boxes, Debora or Debby will add a label to each box with your name, your Paresky mailbox number, and your Retrieval Date; once a box is given to you with the Retrieval Date, it cannot be changed.

    Filling Your Boxes

    1. Items permitted: personally-owned items that will fit into the provided boxes.
    2. Items Prohibited: food, liquids, firearms, weapons, explosives, ammunition, & anything that won’t fit into the specific boxes. We do not recommend storing high-value items.
    3. Weight: do not overload boxes with heavy items. Each box should weigh no more than 25 pounds when filled, Boxes weighing more than 25 pounds may be rejected.
    4. Fullness: each box must be fully closed (top & bottom flaps fully closed) to be deposited; the box must be at the 18x18x24 dimensions when filled.

    Depositing Your Filled Boxes into Storage

    1. You must sign & date the box label & add your cell phone number to the label for your boxes to be accepted for deposit.
    2. You must bring your filled boxes for deposit to Paresky. To assist with this, there are several portable hand trucks available to borrow from the Jessica Park Mailroom in Paresky.
    3. If you don’t have tape for your boxes, fold the box bottoms into an X to fill them, and bring them to Paresky for deposit. We will have packing tape that you can use to tape up your boxes.

    Retrieving Your Stored Boxes

    1. Your boxes will be returned to campus on the Retrieval Date noted on the box. Boxes returning for retrieval will be processed in a similar way to how packages are processed in the Mailroom. Once we have processed/received your boxes back to campus, you will get an email letting you know to retrieve them.
    2. You are expected to retrieve your boxes on the day they return to campus.
    3. Your boxes will be available to you at the Jessica Park Mailroom in Paresky or in Baxter Great Hall in Paresky. Bring your Williams ID to retrieve them.

    Mold Reimbursement Form

    Students who were notified to complete this form – please do so, below, by Sunday, September 9, 2018.

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  • Posters which are for College-sponsored programs & services may be dropped off in person to the Jessica H. Park Mailroom & Information Center for posting across campus. Each poster must include:

    • contact information for the office/program/organization/person responsible for the posters, and
    • the program/event date, or, if that’s not possible, and end-date for the posters themselves
    Poster Quantity

    Always 18, which will be posted as follows:

    • Driscoll Dining (1)
    • Goodrich Hall (2)
    • Greylock Hall (1)
    • Griffin Hall (1)
    • Hollander Hall (1)
    • Hopkins Hall (1)
    • Lasell Gym (1)
    • Mission Park Dining (1)
    • Paresky (4)
    • Sawyer Library (1)
    • Schapiro Hall (1)
    • Schow Atrium (1)
    • Thompson Biology (1)
    • ’62 Center (1)
    Poster Size

    Standard poster size is up to 11″ x 17″. If your poster is larger than 11″ x 17″, speak with someone at the Mailroom before printing & delivering them for posting.

    Posting Days & Drop-Off Deadlines

    Posters are posted by a student worker on Tuesdays and Fridays during academic periods.

    • Posters submitted by Mondays @ 4:30pm will be posted on Tuesdays.
    • Posters submitted by Thursdays @ 10pm will be posted on Fridays.
  • Students may borrow games from the Jessica H. Park Mailroom & Information Center.

    Check-out Guidelines

    1. You may visit the Mailroom in person during their Window Hours to check out a game, or you may request to reserve a game with at least 24 hours advanced notice via the form below so that it is ready for you to pick up. We will respond to let you know if the game is available and when the game will be ready for you to pick up at the Mailroom.
    2. At the time of check-out, students are required to show their Williams ID and provide their unix and a working phone number at which they can be contacted.
    3. Students may check out 1 game at a time. Students must return these articles before borrowing more.
    4. Puzzles may be borrowed for up to a week. All other games may be borrowed for 24 hours, and with exception of when they are borrowed on Saturday – in this case games must be returned on Monday.
    5. When returning games to the Mailroom, check-in with the staff so they can sign off on your return. They will examine the game to ensure that its condition is satisfactory.
    6. It is important to let the Mailroom staff know ASAP after check-out if a game received is missing pieces, etc. By informing the staff of this pre-existing condition, you will not be held responsible for an unsatisfactory return.
    7. Students are responsible for returning games in the condition that they were checked out. If a game is not returned, or a game is returned in poor condition, the replacement cost becomes the responsibility of the student.

    Available Games

    • Angry Birds on Thin Ice
    • Apples to Apples
    • Balderdash
    • Battleship
    • Bingo
    • Candyland
    • Cards – regular 52-card deck
    • Cards Against Humanity
    • Checkers
    • Chess
    • Chutes & Ladders
    • Clue: The Big Bang Theory Edition
    • Connect 4
    • Cranium
    • Hot Wheels Crash Arena
    • Jenga
    • Mad Gab
    • Monopoly
    • Operation
    • Oxford Dilemma
    • Phase 10
    • Pictionary
    • Puzzles (flat and 3D)
    • Quest for College
    • Risk
    • Scrabble
    • Sorry
    • Taboo
    • The Game of Life
    • The Game of Things
    • The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Game
    • Trouble
    • Twister
    • Uno
    • Yahtzee
    • provide a full working phone number to reach you - typically your cell phone number
    • only one game may be checked out at a time
    • at least 24 hours from now - and there are no Sunday pick-ups
  • Students may borrow supplies from the Jessica H. Park Mailroom & Information Center.

    Check-out Guidelines

    1. You may visit the Mailroom in person during their Window Hours to check out supplies, or you may request to reserve supplies with at least 24 hours advanced notice via the form below so that it is ready for you to pick up. We will respond to let you know if the supplies are available and when the supplies will be ready for you to pick up at the Mailroom.
    2. At the time of check-out, students are required to show their Williams ID and provide their unix and a working phone number at which they can be contacted.
    3. Students may check out up to 3 supply items at a time. Students must return these items before borrowing more.
    4. Supplies may be borrowed for 24 hours, and with exception of when they are borrowed on Saturday – in this case the items must be returned on Monday.
    5. When returning supplies to the Mailroom, check-in with the staff so they can sign off on your return. They will examine the supplies to ensure that their condition is satisfactory.
    6. It is important to let the Mailroom staff know ASAP after check-out if an item is broken/damaged, missing pieces that it shouldn’t be missing, etc. By informing the staff of this pre-existing condition, you will not be held responsible for an unsatisfactory return.
    7. Students are responsible for returning items in the condition that they were checked out. If an item is not returned, or an item is returned in poor condition, the replacement cost becomes the responsibility of the student. Please note: students will not be held responsible for the replacement of supplies that wear down naturally with their use, such as crayons, tape, etc.

    Available items include:

    • Scissors
    • Scotch tape w/dispenser
    • Masking tape
    • Packing tap w/tape gun
    • White Out
    • Stapler
    • Dymo label maker
    • Single-hole puncher
    • 3-hole puncher
    • Mr. Sketch 18-count scented markers
    • Dry erase markers
    • Push pins
    • Chalk/eraser
    • Rulers
    • Crayola 8-count poster markers
    • Crayola 64-count skinny markers
    • Sharpies, chisel or fine tip (assorted colors)
    • 11″x6″ dry erase board
    • 3’x4′ dry erase board
    • 3’x4′ cork board
    • Assorted glitter shaker top bottles
    • Assorted washable glitter glue
    • Compressed gas duster for keyboards and electronics
    • Paintbrushes (assorted)
    • Crayola washable paint (assorted)
    • Highlighters
    • Clipboards
    • Crayola 50-count colored pencils
    • Crayola 64-count washable markers
    • Crayola 64-count mini colored pencils
    • Binders (assorted sizes)
    • Pens/Pencils (6+ pack)
    • Dual temp glue gun
    • Stanley multi-purpose use staple gun
    • 37″-62″ adjustable and collapsible display easel (can use board or writing pads)
    • Tabletop easel
    • Assorted wood or metal 37″-62″ display easels
    • 48″ wide Quartet display dry erase board
    • 48″ lined or unkind display paper pads
    • Lightweight Hand Trucks (to move boxes, etc.)
    • provide a full working phone number to reach you - typically your cell phone number
    • up to 3 items at a time
    • at least 24 hours from now - and there are no Sunday pick-ups
  • The Jessica H. Park Mailroom & Information Center, and Intra-Campus Mail Service, bear no responsibility for:
    • cash sent through the mail or dropped off to the mailroom.
    • cash put in the drop box. Never leave cash in the drop box or send through Intra-Campus Mail.
    • lost or missing mail or packages that are sent uninsured or uncertified.
  • College departments and student organizations may utilize student mailboxes to distribute mass mailings. All materials for distribution through student mailboxes must clearly display the sponsor/s of the program, service, or announcement. Contact the Mail Operations Coordinator at least a week in advance to determine the appropriate number of copies you need to provide.

    Self-Distribution: if you are doing the distribution yourself, you must bring & distribute the copies to the Mailroom during normal business hours.

    Request for Mailroom Staff Distribution: when you contact the Mail Operations Coordinator at least a week in advance, she will let you know if the Mailroom will be able to do the distribution or if you will need to do the mailbox distribution yourself. If the Mailroom is able to do the distribution, you will need to bring the copies to the Mailroom at least two business days in advance of the expected distribution date. Fees may be incurred for this service, and at certain busier times of the year, Mailroom staff will be unable to do these distributions.

  • jparkThe Mailroom is named in honor of Jessica H. Park. Jessy has worked in the college’s mailroom since 1980. At the same time her paintings, known for their “heightened color sensitivity,” have drawn national recognition.

    Despite having no formal training since graduating from Mt. Greylock Regional H.S., Jessy has been honored with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2003 and a National Artistic Achievement Award from the Shield Institute in New York City. Her work has been shown in New York City and elsewhere and been written about in such publications as ARTNEWS. One of Jessy’s pieces, “The Baxter Hall,” is installed in the student mailbox area of Paresky.

    Jessy also is the subject of “The Siege,” written in 1967 by her mother Clara Claiborne Park, about the challenges of raising an autistic child. The development of Jessy’s painting skills as a means of communicating with the world was then detailed in the subsequent book “Exiting Nirvana.”