First Year and Returning Students

First-Year Students will receive a HUB number at their Dickinson email address by the last Friday in July. The email will include important mailing information. Students retain the same HUB number during their time at Dickinson, even while studying abroad.

Returning Students will receive an email with their HUB assignment upon confirmation of their return. If you are returning and have not received your notification, please send an email to

Students must have their Dickinson College ID, when picking up the items at Package Pickup. Due to lack of storage, we recommend you send packages no more than two weeks before the start of a semester.

All First-Class mail and packages arriving on campus are held in Package Pickup. Students receive an email notification once mail and packages are processed. Students receive a second email notification for unclaimed packages after two weeks. Packages must be picked up one week after the second notice, failure to do so will result in packages being returned to the sender.

If we are unable to identify the receiver of a package, it will be returned to the sender after five consecutive business days.

All letter mail will be returned to sender as unclaimed after thirty consecutive days,

The Mail Center is not responsible for perishable items.

  • Perishable items will be held in Package Pick-up no longer than five consecutive days. Refrigeration is not available.
  • Mail Service is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen package left unattended by private carriers.