At the end of this month—March 31st—the little white post office located on the Seminary campus will officially close. The decision to close the post office was made by the board of trustees at their November 2018 meeting in order to address several concerns in particular:
- First, the need to facilitate a more expedited arrival of US mail to the campus; - Secondly, the additional stress on a small postal operation on campus as the result of the increase in the number of residents living on the seminary campus; - And finally, the identified need to use the building currently used for the post office to accommodate an expanding seminary program, which will be clarified in the coming months.
Once the post office has been closed, USPS will begin delivering US mail directly to campus 6 days a week. To ensure delivery, all mail must be addressed as follows:
Name (individual/department name)
3737 Seminary Road, PMB# (which is your internal VTS box number)
Alexandria, VA 22304
We are looking into the possibility of enabling the purchase of stamps from the Welcome Center. However, you will be required to go to a US post office for all other services—including the mailing of packages.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President