Mail Forwarding for Students

During the summer and winter breaks your mail will be forwarded to the address provided to the mail center. If you leave school during the semester your mail will be forwarded once the mail center is notified of your absence. If you are remaining on campus during the summer or winter break, you need to contact the Student Mail Room; otherwise all of your mail will be forwarded home and intra campus mail is returned to the sender if address is provided. If you request to have your mailbox open you must pick up your mail daily.  All First Class and Priority mail, USPS (United States Postal Service) packages and subscription magazines will be forwarded. Newspapers, catalogs, media mail, cd’s, bulk mail and presorted standard mail will not be forwarded. During Winter Break packages that cannot be forwarded will be held in Package Pickup, unless you are going abroad during the Spring Semester. For students that are going abroad that receive a package that is in not able to be forwarded will be returned to sender.   Intra-office mail will be returned to the sender during all breaks if a return address is provided.

Graduate (February and May) mail will be forwarded to the address provided to the mail center for a period of 90 days. It is the responsibility of the graduate to inform all correspondents (banks, magazine, newspaper subscriptions and family) of their new address.

International Mail:
The mail center will hold mail for returning international students upon request, which must be received via email to If not returning to Dickinson, all mail will be RETURNED TO SENDER. It is the responsibility of the student to notify banks, magazines, etc. when their address will change. The mail center is not responsible for mail that arrives for students after they leave Dickinson. All mail will be RETURNED TO SENDER. If a student resides in another the country but provides a temporary US address the mail can be forwarded for a period of 90 days.

Package Pickup is located on the lower level of the Holland Union Building (HUB). All items arriving on campus that exceeds the mailbox size will be processed through our tracking system.

Students must have their Dickinson College ID, when picking up the items at Package Pickup, without a Dickinson ID, the mail will not be relinquished. Due to lack of storage we recommend you send packages no more than two weeks before the start of a semester.