New Amazon pickup location opens on ground floor of Eastern Michigan University Student Center

Spacious and modern facility is the company’s first such pickup site in Michigan

New Amazon pickup location opens on ground floor of Eastern Michigan University Student Center
Amazon@Ypsilanti is located in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center.

YPSILANTI – Amazon has opened a new location at the Eastern Michigan University campus for secure and convenient package pickup, in-person customer service, and free returns of Amazon orders.

The location, Amazon@Ypsilanti, is the company’s first such facility in the state of Michigan. The pickup site opened this month and has hours Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 9 p.m

The site is located on southern end of the ground floor of the Student Center, 900 Oakwood Street, 48197. The convenient, spacious, brightly lit facility opens to the outside and also into the Student Center, adjacent to the student bookstore.

A user-friendly and modern space

The space is modern – reflecting technology and user-friendly interfaces. The spaces have been well received at other college locations around the country.

The facility offers students, staff, faculty and the greater Ypsilanti community a location to pick up and return Amazon orders, including virtually everything one needs, from everyday essentials to technology. Amazon Prime members will receive free, one-day pickup on millions of items when ordering by 10 p.m. and

 “We’re excited to offer the greater Eastern Michigan University community a convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders,” said Ripley MacDonald, director of student programs, Amazon. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring the convenience of shopping on Amazon here to Ypsilanti.”

Regents approved project last spring

This location is the company’s 33rd pickup location nationwide. Eastern joins a variety of other universities working with Amazon, including: Purdue University; University of Massachusetts Amherst; University of California, Berkeley; University of Pennsylvania; University of Texas at Austin; University of California, Davis; Georgia Institute of Technology; California State University, Long Beach; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of Illinois, Chicago; University of California, San Diego; and Stony Brook University in New York.

Details of the project were approved at the April 2017 public meeting of the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, including the lease terms and Amazon’s capital investment (click on link to view Board action item).

Construction began last summer and the project was completed this fall.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.


November 21, 2017

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom