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Dorm Locks: What You Need To Know

By Eric Geller

In addition to other recent security changes, UPS, FedEx and other private carriers are no longer able to deliver packages to residence halls. According to Chief Business Officer Mark Kohlman, who sent out an email on Wednesday, Jan. 12 explaining the new policies, this restriction will also apply to food deliveries. “Students will need to meet the [food] delivery people at the door,” Kohlman wrote in the email.

From now on, students should have their non-United States Postal Service (USPS) packages shipped to the Kenyon College Bookstore using their name and the bookstore’s address: 106 Gaskin Avenue, Gambier, OH 43022.

Students who have packages waiting for them at the Bookstore will receive an email instructing them to pick up the item within three days (this does not apply to packages that are received over Thanksgiving, Christmas or Spring Break). Students will need to bring their K-Card to retrieve the package, and if they do not pick it up within three days, Kohlman explained, their K-Card account will “be placed in ‘hold’ status” that will prohibit any purchases.

Kohlman noted that items shipped through USPS can still be addressed to students’ P.O. boxes for pickup at the Post Office. Bookstore employees also urged students to continue to use the Post Office for letters and small packages.

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