Here is your new mailing address:
Your Name, First Term
St. George’s University (Your School; for example, School of Medicine)
St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies
First-class mail between the United States, United Kingdom, and Grenada may take up to two weeks in either direction. Mail sent to Grenada should be marked “Air Mail.”
The General Post Office in St. George’s is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. The Post Office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Postage stamps may be purchased at the University bookstore, the SGU Mailroom on the True Blue campus, the General Post Office in St. George’s, Bryden and Minors Stationery Store, and the Spice Land Mall. There is a sub-station in Grand Anse, which is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Mail can be placed in the slot at the True Blue Mailroom or at any post office. The regular mail service requires only Grenadian postage stamps: EC $1 for a postcard and EC $1 per half-ounce for a standard letter to the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada. Inquire at the post office for other nations. All mail and packages take five to fourteen days to reach destinations in the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada. Make sure that the destination country is part of the address for all mail sent out of Grenada. (For example, if the mail is going to the United States, put “USA” as part of the address.) Be sure to label it “Air Mail.”
FedEx® also services Grenada. FedEx® items can be sent from the True Blue campus; they also have an office on Lagoon Road in St. George’s. Be aware that even FedEx® cannot deliver items in one day in most cases, and the cost of delivery is high. There is a two-day commitment for items coming into Grenada and next day service for shipments to North America.
Fax services are available on the first floor of the west wing of Founders Library. Faxes can be sent for EC $2 per page to the United States, and copies cost EC $0.25 per page.
It is not recommended to send packages as an alternative to bringing items with you on the plane; shipping is expensive and slow. Additionally, all packages mailed to Grenada are opened by customs, and duties are charged (for example, 55% on food). As much as possible, bring anything you will want for the term down with you. If shipping is necessary, you may wish to consider airline shipping services.