Whether you are expecting a letter from home, your latest Amazon order or something else, it is important to know how to collect your mail while living on campus.

In Park Wood, Keynes College and Turing College if your accommodation has a front door, couriers will attempt to deliver correctly addressed mail directly to your house/flat. If they are unable to deliver it to you directly, they will bring your parcel to your accommodation reception. You should try to arrange for items to be delivered when you know you will be at home, as receptions may not always be able to accept deliveries on your behalf.

Letters will be delivered to your letter box.

In Becket Court, Darwin College or Houses, Eliot College, Keynes College (blocks F, G, H and I), Rutherford, Tyler Court or Woolf College, all mail will be delivered directly to reception for you to collect. You will receive an email for a parcel delivery but not for a letter.

If you need to collect mail from reception

An automated email will be sent from your accommodation reception when a parcel or registered letter has been delivered and processed by reception. Please wait until you have received this email from your accommodation before trying to collect a parcel. Check your accommodation reception's opening hours.

You will need to show your KentOne card (student ID) to collect any mail from reception.

It is important to always use your full and correct address when ordering. Receptions are unable to accept incorrectly addressed items of mail, or any perishable items, such as fresh food, and these items will be returned to the sender.  If you are aware that you have incorrectly addressed mail or a perishable item on its way to you, please contact your reception as soon as possible.

It is your responsibility to check regularly for mail. Any mail not collected within two weeks of delivery will be returned to the sender.

If you live in these areas you can collect your mail as follows:

  • Rutherford College from Tyler Court A Reception
  • Becket Court from Eliot College Reception
  • Darwin Houses from Darwin College Reception

The University does not accept any responsibility or liability for forwarding mail to a new address, as such mail will require a new stamp within 24-hours of receipt.

Postal addresses

Becket Court

Name
Room Number (eg 12 Becket Court)
Eliot College
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NS

Darwin College

Name
Corridor/Room Number (eg G1-5 or Finch 2)
Darwin College
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NY

Darwin Houses

Name
House or Flat Name/ House or Flat Number (eg Finch 2)
Darwin College
University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NY

Eliot College

Name
Corridor/Room (eg E3-N2)
Eliot College
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NS

Keynes College (blocks F, G, H and I)

Name
Block/Floor/Room Number (eg F1/12)
Keynes College
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NP

Keynes Flats and Houses (blocks P, Q, R, S and T)

Name
Block/Flat Number/Room Letter (eg R6/A)
Keynes Flats/Houses
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7FH

Park Wood Houses

Name
House Name and Number/Room Letter (eg Tudor Court 5A)
Park Wood
The University of Kent
Canterbury
Postcode (each court has its postcode as listed below)

Bishopden CT2 7UY; Clowes CT2 7SX; Denstead CT2 7SJ; Ellenden CT2 7SH; Farthings CT2 7UZ; Grimshill CT2 7ST; Homestall CT2 7SU; Lypeatt CT2 7SR; Marley CT2 7UU; Purchas CT2 7SY; Thornden CT2 7SS; Tudor CT2 7UX; Willows CT2 7UT

Park Wood Flats

Name
Flat Name and Number/Room Letter (eg Stock Court 6B)
Park Wood
The University of Kent
Canterbury
Postcode (each court has its postcode as listed below)

Bossenden CT2 7WS; Kemsdale CT2 7WW; Nickle CT2 7WU; Stock CT2 7WT.

Rutherford College

Name
Corridor/Room Number (eg E3-N2)
Rutherford College
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NX

Turing College

Name
Block/ Corridor Room Number (eg G/8D)
Turing College
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7FN

Tyler Court

Name
Tyler Court Block/Flat Number/Room Letter (eg Tyler Court A/32 or Tyler Court B21/K)
The University of Kent
Canterbury
CT7 7UF

Woolf College

Name
Block/Flat/Room Woolf College (eg D4/E)
University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7BQ

Amazon Lockers

We have three Amazon lockers on campus located in:

  • Keynes College (T block)
  • Darwin College (next to Darwin Houses)
  • Park Wood (next to Woody's).

If you live on campus and are ordering from Amazon these lockers provide a great collection option which you can access day and night. You can add these lockers as your delivery address when placing your order.

Find out more about Amazon Lockers

Moving Out

On moving out of your student accommodation it is important to update your address and notify anyone/any companies who send you letters or parcels (including your bank, phone company and any online stores who have saved your preferred delivery address) so that all your mail still reaches you after you have moved out, even if you are returning to campus accommodation next year. You may need to arrange for your mail to be redirected. Read the Post Office's guidelines on mail redirection.

All mail received for students not currently living on campus is returned to sender.

Estates Post Room

You are able to buy postage stamps and send mail and small parcels from the Estates Post Room on Park Wood Road. Items may be sent using a range of standard Royal Mail services. Check online for opening times and further information.

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