Incoming students will use their UNI to receive and collect mail through Mail Services. Returning students may continue to use their issued mailbox number or their UNI.
Students living in Columbia Housing are guaranteed a mailbox continually for the four years they are guaranteed housing, while they remain in the residence halls. This applies to all new students, including first year and transfer students. Students who move off campus, take a leave of absence other than study abroad, withdraw from classes, or for some other reason lose their guaranteed housing status will no longer maintain a Columbia-issued student mailbox.
Move-In Mail and Package Policy
All mail and packages that arrive before a pre-determined date will be delivered to students' rooms.
The U.S. Postal Service and other package delivery services deliver mail to Columbia Mail for distribution. Incoming mail and packages for residential CC/SEAS students are received at the Student Mail Center in the lower level of Wien Hall. It is the primary pick-up location for undergraduate residents of Columbia Housing. Upon receipt of mail or a package, the Student Mail Center will send the student an email notification indicating the pick-up location.
Accessible Package Locker
Students with disabilities or temporary injuries can request access to the accessible package locker in John Jay by contacting Disability Services.
When sending letters and packages to the campus address, it is important that students always use their complete mailing address, including their name, mailbox number, Morningside Drive address and their zip code. This will help ensure that mail reaches the intended recipients. A sample address is given below, where “####” represents the student’s mailbox number at the Student Mail Center:
Student’s Full Name
#### Columbia Student Mail
70 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027-7236
Please note: Web forms may vary in how your address can be submitted. Try to include your #### mailbox number using one of the lines typically provided: either Address 1, Address 2, or Apartment.
The word "box" should never be used in the address, and mail should never be sent to a student's residence hall address.