Mail Services


Residential students use their UNI to receive and collect mail through Mail Services. 


Mail Policy

Students living in Columbia Housing have mail service for 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 access to the Columbia Student Mail Center. 

Residents are not permitted to receive mail or packages to any address other than the Student Mail Center. Addressing mail/packages to an individual residence hall or brownstone is prohibited.

Collecting Packages

The U.S. Postal Service and other courier delivery services deliver all incoming mail and packages for residential CC/SEAS students to the Student Mail Center in the lower level of Wien Hall.

Upon receipt of mail or a package, the Student Mail Center will send the student an email notification indicating the pick-up location. It may take up to 24 hours for the Student Mail Center to process a package. Please do not come to the Mail Center until you have received notification from Columbia Mail.

Accessible Package Locker

Students with disabilities or temporary injuries can request access to the accessible package locker in John Jay by contacting Disability Services.

For instructions on how to address your mail, please see the Receiving Mail and Packages guidelines.