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Is it possible for me to get a newspaper subscription sent to my dorm's mailroom?

Asked by Wine (636points) September 30th, 2012

I don’t know if this is possible or even worth however much it may be. I’d just really like to enjoy my cup of coffee in the morning with a paper to read instead of something digitalized.
Also, any input on what kind of subscription you think is best (all week, weekend, sunday) would be appreciated.

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marinelife's avatar

Simply put your mailing address on the subscription and it will be delivered there.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I think you might get the local newspaper delivered to the dorm, just be there when it is delivered.

Sent to the mail-room might cost one to two dollars a day.

JLeslie's avatar

When I lived in the dorm my mail went to my mailbox or held by the front desk. If you want it to go to your room door you might have to pay a little extra, talk to the person on the route.

One thing to think about, if your dorm requires ID check and signing in through the wee hours of the night and morning, that obsticle might be there when the papers are delivered.

zenvelo's avatar

Call your local paper subscription department and ask them if they can deliver to the dorm, or if they suggest an alternative.

I subscribed to the Wall Street Journal when I was a freshman (it was required for a class) but it came late to the dorm Post Office, usually showed up about 2:30 in the afternoon.

Jeruba's avatar

When I was in college, several of my dorm mates had their local papers from back home sent to them at school. They came in with the regular mail.

I doubt that a daily newspaper delivery person would make a special trip around campus to your dorm’s mailroom unless your school is already on an existing home delivery route. So you may have to pay for postage to have the paper treated as a mailed subscription, and you’ll probably need a mailbox big enough to hold it. Also, it will come in the mail’s time and not in the daily news delivery’s time.

If it just comes loose and unlabeled, you might not find it in the mailroom when you get there.

Your best bet would be to talk to the people on each end of the process—the newspaper subscription office and the dorm manager or security. If it’s being done for others, the problem has been solved already.

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