ATHENS | UGA post office to close | News
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia will close the post office in the Tate Student Center as the volume of mail has declined in recent years.
University officials say that the post office will close permanently on May 31.
Officials say the volume of mail on campus has declined by about 75 percent over the past decade.
Dwayne Weaver, manager of campus mail and central duplicating, says the volume has dropped from about eight to 10 million pieces per year in 2002 to between two and three million pieces now.
Officials say only 106 of the 1,078 post office boxes at the center are rented.
Weaver says UGA administrators decided to close the post office after U.S. Postal Service officials announced cuts for the postal service.