Pacheco Post Package Center

The Pacheco Post Package Center, located in yakʔitʸutʸu, provides secure mail and package distribution to all students living in the following residence halls: yakʔitʸutʸu halls, Sierra Madre halls, and Yosemite halls. Once received, mail and packages are processed and an email is sent to the recipient informing them of where and how to retrieve their package. Email notifications are sent to the recipients' Cal Poly email address, no exceptions. We suggest adding as a personal email contact when having emails forwarded from your Cal Poly email account to an alternate email account. All mail and packages are typically processed, with emails sent to recipients, on the day they are received on campus. Under rare circumstances, mail and packages may take an additional 1 business day for processing.

Hours of Operation

Fall Quarter 2019 (beginning September 19th)

Day Hours
Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Closed Monday, November 11th, for observance of Veteran's Day.

Closed Thursday, November 28th, through Sunday, December 1st, for observance of Thanksgiving.

Please Note: Packages not picked up within 6 business days of your first email notification may be returned to sender.


All parcels received by the Pacheco Post Package Center are locked in a secured area designed just for student packages. Shippers have been notified that under no circumstances should packages be dropped off at the Pacheco Post Package Center when the Pacheco Post Package Center is not open. Alternatives for the receipt of packages during this time have been provided to shippers.

For optimal service, we highly recommended that packages and sensitive mail be sent via a shipper using a tracking number and requiring a signature (i.e., UPS, FedEx, or USPS Express Mail).

It is recommended that any valuable items, such as computers and cameras, be insured for the value of the item. Neither Cal Poly Distribution Services nor the Housing Department will be responsible for the delivery of any packages that have a value over $50.

All packages received will use the unique bar code tracking number assigned to the package by the shipper to assure that the student receives the correct package. Each student is required to show his or her Cal Poly ID or some type of photo ID that matches the name on the package. A signature of the package recipient is also required after proper identification has been provided.

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