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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:00am

UGA Post Office Closing

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 said the post office will close permanently May 31 because 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, said the volume has dropped from about 8 to 10 million pieces per year in 2002 to between 2 and 3 million pieces now. And just 106 of the 1,078 post office boxes at the center are rented.

Weaver said UGA administrators decided to close the post office after U.S. Postal Service officials announced cuts for the postal service.