Send or receive post


Sending mail

Stamps can be bought from a Post Office, the Union Shop and most newsagents and supermarkets. Royal Mail make collections from (red) post boxes and deliveries to your address every day except Sunday.

There is a post box outside the Windsor Building. If you have larger items you will need to go to the Post Office in Egham High Street, near Tesco.

Further information is available on the Royal Mail Website

Receiving mail

If you live in Halls you can have your post delivered to the College. Use the address of your room and the College address, post will be delivered and redirected to the post point for your Hall.

  • Make sure mail is addressed with your full name as shown on your student card followed by Hall of Residence and Room Number, followed by Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0BN
  • Mail is delivered Monday to Friday.
  • Letters are placed in pigeon holes under your surname.

Your letter post points are:

  • Founder’s: George Eliot reception
  • Gowar & Wedderburn: outside The Hub Post Room
  • Butler, Williamson & Tuke: outside The Hub Post Room
  • Reid: outside The Hub Post Room
  • Runnymede: outside The Hub Room
  • Kingswood: to the right of the main doors.
  • George Eliot: in the George Eliot reception
  • Highfield: Highfield Common Room.
  • Penrose: delivered directly via Royal Mail but please also check pigeon holes at Highfield Common Room.

Students should also regularly check their department mailbox for mail.

Fresh food delivery boxes (Hello Fresh, Gusto, Mindful Chef etc.)

If you order a fresh food deliver box please note that we do not have refrigeration within our Post Rooms and we cannot take responsibility for the safety of the food contents.

We would suggest that when ordering your food box from your chosen supplier, you choose a suitable time for your delivery to arrive that enables you to collect quickly.

The post room team will process your delivery as quickly as possible and you will receive an automated email notifying you of the arrival of your delivery.

Parcels and ‘signed for’ items

If you have been sent a parcel or an item to be signed for, you will receive an email to advise you.

  • Founder’s, George Eliot, Highfield and Penrose residents: Go to the George Eliot post room between 9am and 6.45pm Monday to Fridays or between 11am and 3.45pm on Saturdays and Sundays with your college card to collect your item.
  • Wedderburn, Gowar, Tuke, Williamson, Butler, Runnymede and Reid residents: Go to the Hub post room between 12pm and 5.20pm on Mondays or between 9.30am and 5.20pm on Tuesdays to Fridays with your college card to collect your item. Please note that the Hub post room is closed on Monday mornings from 9.30am to 12pm for collections and will only accept deliveries during this time. The Hub post room is also closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Kingswood residents: Go to the reception desk with your college card between 8am and 9pm to collect your item.


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Opening Hours

George Eliot post room
Operates a service for George Eliot, Penrose, Highfield and Founder's Halls
Term time opening 

Monday – Friday 10am–8pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am–3.45pm

Christmas vacation opening

Monday 19 - Friday 23 December and Wednesday 4 January: 9am - 5pm. Closed from 24 December - 3 January inclusive.

Hub post room 
Operates a service for Williamson, Tuke, Runnymede, Reid, Butler, Gowar and Wedderburn Halls.
Term time opening

Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday closed

Christmas vacation opening

Monday 19 - Friday 23 December and Wednesday 4 January: 9.30am - 5.30pm. Closed from 24 December - 3 January inclusive.

Operates a service for Kingswood Hall only

Monday–Sunday 8am–9pm

Contact details

George Eliot post room is located at George Eliot reception, on the north side of the A30

T: 01784 443066 

Hub post room is located within the Hub reception

T: 01784 276210

Kingswood post room is located at the Kingswood reception

T: 01784 276900