See below for information about shipping during the academic year.
To avoid package storage and delivery fees, students are encouraged to ship packages to their post office box via the United States Postal Service. These packages will be available for pickup at the Gambier Post Office upon arrival to campus (during normal USPS Office business hours). New students are notified of their Post Office Box number in the housing assignment packet mailing in early July, and all students may access their number by searching their name in the online extended directory.
In order to ship packages to your P.O. Box, they need to be shipped via USPS as FedEx and UPS will often not ship to P.O. boxes. Packages not delivered to the P.O. Box due to being shipped by another carrier other than USPS will be instead delivered to the student's room and will also be subject to storage and delivery fees (see below).
When shipping a package via USPS to your post office box, address the package as follows:
P.O. Box ####
Gambier, OH 43022
During the academic year, shipping services such as UPS, FedEx and DHL deliver packages to the Kenyon Bookstore for student pick-up. But prior to fall move in, because of the large volume of student packages coupled with deliveries of fall text books, the Bookstore does not have the space to store these packages until August 23. As a service, Housing and Residential Life personnel deliver packages received August 8 through 22 to student residence hall rooms (charges may apply as outlined below).
Students not shipping packages via USPS to their P.O. Box and wishing to have residence hall delivery should address packages as follows:
302A College Park Street
Student’s Residence Hall Name and Room Number
Gambier, OH 43022
The Office of Housing and Residential Life has limitations on the packages sent prior to the academic year that will be delivered to residence hall rooms:
Some students are permitted to arrive to campus early; for instance, students participating in a Pre-Orientation program or athletic practice. Packages should be received no earlier than August 8, but before the Pre-Orientation or fall athletic program begins; please consult your program director or coach for arrival dates.
Students arriving early will also be allowed to ship (at their own expense) up to two packages for delivery to their room free of charge. Additional packages will incur a delivery fee of $15 each, as well as a $35 fee for any packages weighing more than 40 pounds. Any packages arriving prior to August 8 or from August 18-22, will incur an early/late fee of $35 per package. All charges will be assessed to the student account.
Since residence hall doors are locked and not accessible to non-students, UPS, FedEx and other private carriers will not be permitted to deliver packages to student residences. All packages shipped to students via UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. during the academic year must be sent to the following address:
106 Gaskin Avenue
Gambier, OH 43022
Including the Post Office box number on line two of the address section (without the "P.O.") will enable some carriers that contract the U.S. Postal Service to send the package to the student's P.O. Box instead of the Bookstore. When packages arrive at the Bookstore, the student will be sent an email to their Kenyon email address indicating that the package has arrived. Students must pick up their package at the Bookstore within three days. Packages that arrive during Thanksgiving break, Winter break, and Spring break will be held until students return. Students must present their student ID or other picture ID to receive their package, and packages will not be released to anyone except the student to whom the package is addressed. If the package is not picked up within the three day period the students K-card account will be placed on "hold" status until the package is picked up. While the student's K-card account is on "hold" status the student will not be able to use their K-card account to make purchases either in the Bookstore or at other vendors that accept the K-card.
Packages can always be sent via United States Postal Service to the student's P.O. Box number and those packages will be delivered to the Gambier post office for student pick-up (during their business hours). All first class mail and magazine subscriptions must be addressed to the postal address.
Local delivery of perishable items should continue to be delivered to the Office of Campus Safety. For example, flowers, bakery items, etc. Food items (pizza) ordered by a student are the responsibility of the student. Delivery people are not to be in the residence halls. Students will need to meet the delivery people at the door of the residence halls to receive items.
On-campus student storage is not available in the residence halls during the academic year or the summer. All personal belongings must be removed from the halls during closing at the end of spring semester or within 72 hours if withdrawing from the school during the academic year. Any items left in the halls after this period will be considered abandoned and will be discarded or donated.
While there are no on-campus summer storage options, there are several local storage facilities and shipping businesses off-campus:
Affordable Mini Storage
Green Valley Self Storage
Mt. Vernon Storage