Package Receiving for Incoming Students

Things will certainly look different this August and September as students come back to Ithaca. Many of the dorms aren't allowing students to carry more than a few bags with them, so many students will be shipping their items in. We're sharing information here on Uncle Marty's package receiving service. Please consider it as a …

Remote Move-Outs: A How-To Guide From Uncle Marty’s

So, your Ithaca apartment’s lease is ending and you must move out … but you’re stuck in another part of the world under stay-at-home orders and afraid your property manager might throw out all of your stuff. What do you do? Many students are in the same boat right now. When the pandemic struck and …

Yes, We Are Still Open!

Dear Guests, As an essential business, we remain open so we may continue to process incoming and outgoing mail and packages, storage, and other business services that are essential keep others’ lives and businesses functioning. Please bear in mind that the allowance for essential businesses to remain open is so that they may perform essential functions, …

We’re Open … and Sanitized

Dear Friends, Neighbors, Clients, and Advocates, Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, expressions of support, and thoughts toward us as we've worked to determine best courses of action and practices during this pandemic. We are classified as an essential business, per New York State guidelines regarding the executive order issued by Governor Cuomo. …

Moving out early? We can help!

Following Cornell's announcement that students should not return to campus after Spring Break, we are doing everything we can at Uncle Marty's to accommodate students who must move home in March, rather than their planned moves in May. Marty has cancelled his March trips so he and his team can be available as much as …

Subsidizing Shipments of Medical Supplies to China

Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office in Collegetown is subsidizing DHL and FedEx shipments of medical supplies to China in response to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. Currently, Uncle Marty’s does not act as a donation drop-off station. Rather, this subsidy is specifically to help individuals who are answering the call of friends and family to …

New Year / New Energy

Uncle Marty's is roaring into the 20s full speed! We've just finished a store shake-up, rearranging our layout a bit to improve flow and offerings to better serve our guests. As Collegetown continues to change and grow, we'll continue to do our best to meet the growing needs of its residents. Is there something you'd …

Holiday Hours 2019

Uncle Marty’s will be closing at 2pm:December 24 – Christmas EveDecember 31 – New Year’s Eve Uncle Marty’s will be closed:December 25 – ChristmasJanuary 1 – New Year’s Day The carriers (FedEx, DHL, and USPS) will have modified operations on the 24th and 31st, and all will have no operations on the 25th and 1st. …

Holiday Shipping Guidelines

Greetings, neighbors! The busy holiday shipping season is here! To help with your planning, here are some dates we recommend shipping by for your gifts to have a good chance of arriving at their destinations by Christmas: FedEx®Monday, December 16 – FedEx Home Delivery® and FedEx Ground®Thursday, December 19 – FedEx Express Saver®Friday, December 20 …