The Postal Service made UC Santa Cruz an offer it couldn’t accept, and as a result the university post office, which has been in operation as a contract postal unit for decades, will be closing this week. “The Postal Service, as was their right, approached us about new terms with the contract. Essentially the terms were unacceptable to the campus,” said Jim Burns, UCSC Director of Public Information.
The U.S. Postal Service requested that UCSC accept a deal based on business volume at the station, according to Burns. It also requested that UCSC take on more insurance liability.
The closure is expected to have no impact on anyone, since college students only communicate by smart phone and don’t use the postal system at all. Read more.