UPS store to open in January at WFU

By Kevin Cox
October 26, 2005

A UPS store will open at Wake Forest University in January that will provide enhanced services and operating hours to the Reynolda Campus community.

The UPS store will assume many of the responsibilities now handled by the university's Mail Services department, while offering additional services and products to students, faculty, staff and others. It will operate on Hearn Plaza in the upper level of the space now occupied by Mail Services in Poteat Residence Hall.

In the lower level of Poteat, the university will continue to operate a Mail Services center. The center will coordinate delivery and pick up of departmental mail (incoming and outgoing), outgoing bulk mail and Federal Express services.

The Mail Services department employs 11 staff members. This change will reduce the number of full-time Wake Forest employees in that department. Ultimately, the university will hire four full-time staff members to operate the reorganized Mail Services department. Current employees are eligible to apply for those four positions, and they have been informed of that opportunity. They may also apply for employment with UPS. In addition, the university's Human Resources department will work closely with current employees in the Mail Services department regarding other open positions at the university for which they qualify.

The store will provide general services and products normally associated with UPS and the United States Postal Service (USPS), including postage stamp sales, USPS mail services, parcel shipping, packaging supplies and services, and mailbox services. Other offerings will include Western Union services and products, American Express money orders, fax services, passport photographs and expedited services, laminating, notary public services, and UPS move-in/move-out services for students.

During the university's winter break, UPS will complete renovations of the campus post office area. They will open in January 2006. The UPS store will accept Deacon Dollars, university departmental charges and credit cards, in addition to cash and checks.