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New Package Delivery Centers for Lower Campus

two centers for student packages will open in january

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (12-21-09) -- Boston College Facilities Services will open two new package distribution centers on lower campus in January to facilitate the delivery of parcels to student recipients.

The new satellite distribution centers will be located in Voute and Edmonds Halls and both will operate in addition to the current package delivery facilities in McElroy Commons on middle campus and in Stuart House on the Newton Campus.

The Voute package center will serve resident students in 66 Commonwealth Avenue, 90 St. Thomas More, Vanderslice, Rubenstein, Ignatio, Gabelli and Voute Halls.
The Edmonds distribution center will handle package deliveries for residents of Walsh, 110 St. Thomas More, and Edmonds Halls and the Mods.

The McElroy facility will continue to receive package deliveries for Upper Campus dormitories, while the Stuart House facility will accept packages for resident students on the Newton Campus.

The new distribution centers in Voute and Edmonds Halls will be located in common rooms that were formerly designated as weight and exercise areas, but are no longer in use. Each satellite center will have full-time mail service employees as well as student work-study assistants.

All four campus distribution centers will be delivery points for packages arriving on campus via Federal Express, UPS, US Postal Service and other delivery services. Students will be notified by e-mail message when a package arrives for them. The new distribution centers will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. for students to pick up packages.

The new distribution system is a result of a coordinated effort by Facilities Management and Residence Life administrators and UGBC student representatives to streamline the delivery process and provide quicker and more convenient pick-up service for campus residents.
In past years, delivery vendors were allowed to bring packages directly into residence halls, but this practice was discontinued last summer due to student safety concerns.

Business offices on campus will continue to receive direct delivery of packages during normal business hours.