Post services for students

Student mail

Student mail is sorted and delivered into accommodation areas daily except weekends, bank holidays and during University closures. Full details of the arrangements for each of the accommodation areas can be found below.

Towers, Wolfson Court, North Houses or South Courts

Student mail is delivered into the post room and sorted into the accommodation kitchens daily except weekends, bank holidays and during University closures.

Any mail not collected from the designated area in student accommodation will be returned to the post room after three weeks. It is then endorsed or returned to sender.

Larger items of post are kept in the post room along with mail to be signed for. We will notify you via email when there is an item to collect. You must bring your registration card to be scanned to collect this mail.

The post room opening times

The post room is located in 4N.3.0, on floor 3. It can be accessed by taking the lift situated inside entrance 4NW, next to the Campus Shop.

The post room is open from 10.00am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday all year round, excluding bank holidays and the University closure period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Postal address

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
Name of Tower/House followed by flat/room (e.g. Rayleigh 3/5, Wolfson Court 1/5, Harwich 3.5/A)
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

The Copse and Meadows

Student mail is delivered to the Copse Reception and delivered into the accommodation kitchens daily except weekends, bank holidays and during University closures.

Any mail not collected from the designated area in student accommodation is returned to the Copse Reception after three weeks. It is then endorsed or returned to sender.

Larger items of post are kept at the Copse Reception along with mail to be signed for. Staff will notify you via email when there is an item to collect. You must bring your registration card to be scanned to collect this mail.

Copse reception opening times

The Copse reception is located on the ground floor of the Poplars.

Items of post can be collected from the Copse reception between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday all year round, excluding bank holidays and the University closure period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The Copse postal addresses

The Oaks:

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
The Oaks followed by flat/room (e.g. 7/3)
The Copse
Capon Road
Colchester CO4 3ZS

The Poplars:

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
The Poplars followed by flat/room (e.g. 5/2)
The Copse
Capon Road
Colchester CO4 3ZT

The Meadows postal addresses

The Meadows Townhouses:

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
Name and number of townhouse followed by flat/room (e.g. Tansley 1.3/E)
Annan Road
Colchester
CO4 3ZH

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
Name and number of townhouse followed by flat/room (e.g. Godwin 1.3/E)
Annan Road
Colchester
CO4 3ZG

The Meadows Flats - Arber:

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
Name of Block followed by flat/room (e.g. Arber 5.21/A)
Annan Road
Colchester
CO4 3ZJ

The Meadows Flats - Cole and Conway:

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
Name of Block followed by flat/room (e.g. Cole 5.21/A)
Annan Road
Colchester
CO4 3ZE

The Quays

Student mail is delivered to the Quays reception and sorted into accommodation areas. It is delivered into the accommodation kitchens daily except weekends, bank holidays and during University closures.

Any mail not collected from the designated area in student accommodation is returned to the Quays reception after three weeks. It is then endorsed or returned to sender.

Larger items of post are kept at the Quays reception along with mail to be signed for. Staff will notify you via email when there is an item to collect. You must bring your registration card to be scanned to collect this mail.

The Quays reception opening times

The Quays Reception is located on the ground floor in Matthews Quay House 1.

Items of post can be collected from the Quays reception between 11.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday all year round, excluding bank holidays and the University closure period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The Quays postal address

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
Name of Quay followed by house number, flat/room (e.g. Matthew Quay 2.1/A)
Lightship Way
Colchester
CO2 8GY

University Square

Student mail is delivered to University Square reception and sorted into accommodation areas. It is delivered to into the accommodation kitchens daily except weekends, bank holidays and during University closures.

Any mail not collected from the designated area in student accommodation is returned to University Square Reception after three weeks. It is then endorsed or returned to sender.

Larger items of post are kept at University Square reception along with mail to be signed for. Staff will notify you via email when there is an item to collect. You must bring your registration card to be scanned to collect this mail.

University Square reception opening times

The University Square reception is located on the ground floor, just inside the main entrance to the building.

Items of post can be collected from the University Square reception between 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.45pm on Friday all year round, excluding bank holidays and the University closure period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

University Square postal address

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
University Square followed by house number, flat/room (e.g. University Square 2.1/A)
36 Queens Road
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 1BF

Other student mail

If you do not live in University-owned or administered accommodation and arrange for an item or items to be delivered to the post room, we will notify you via email when there is an item to collect. You must bring your registration card to be scanned to collect this mail. 

Post room location and opening times

The post room is located in 4N.3.0, on floor 3. It can be accessed by taking the lift situated inside entrance 4NW, next to the Campus Shop.

The post room is open from 10.00am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday all year round, excluding bank holidays and the University closure period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Postal address

Colchester Campus 

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
Post Room
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

Southend Campus

Your name (as registered with the University of Essex)
University of Essex Southend Campus
Elmer Approach
Southend on Sea
SS1 1LW

Contact us
Contact us
Post Room Room 4N.3.0 (accessed via the lift near the campus shop)
Telephone: 01206 872064