Use the Postal Kiosk located in the Mail Services Lobby area for purchasing stamps or postage using a credit or debit card.
Stamps are also sold at the University Bookstore. Stamps are sold in books of 20 ($10.00) or you can purchase a pre-stamped envelopes.

Stamped mail can be deposited in collection cans located on Dutch, Colonial, State, Liberty and Indian quads. Mail is removed by Noon. If you live at Empire Commons there is a mail slot in the wall . If you live on Alumni Quad there is a mail slot in Waterbury near the main entrance. 

Mail can also be dropped in the collection cans located on the Academic Podium at the following locations; near the main mail facility in the Business Administration building, outside the Business Administration Bldg., outside the University Bookstore and outside the University Art Museum. Mail is picked-up from these cans at 2:30 PM.  Mail is only retrieved from all locations Monday through Friday.

Mail pieces that are more than 13 ounces will not fit in the collection cans. For mail pieces over 13 ounces you may either:

  1. If the piece has a University at Albany return address bring it to Mail Services for mailing; or
  2. If the piece does not have a University at Albany return address it must be brought to a Post Office.

Mail Services will not accept pieces that are more than 13 ounces that do not have a University at Albany return address.

International mail other than letters may require customs forms. All customs forms must be prepared online. Mail Services can assist you with the process.

For a listing of Post Offices, please go to

For students at Freedom Quad, a USPS collection can for stamped mail is located outside the quad office.

For more comprehensive mail service from the U.S.Postal Service please visit the U.S. Postal Service website at