Mail Forwarding for Students

What mail can be forwarded?
 USPS offers forwarding services for all domestic and international letter mail.

What packages can be forwarded?
 USPS will forward packages only to a domestic address. All other packages are returned to the sender.

UPS, FedEx, and DHL does not offer a forwarding service.

During the summer, the mail is forwarded to the address provided to mail services. Mail will be forward for students leaving campus once we are notified. If you are remaining on campus during the summer or winter break, you will need to notify the Student Mail/Package Pickup Supervisor; otherwise, all mail will be forwarded to the address on file. All First Class and Priority Mail, USPS (United States Postal Service) packages and subscription magazines will be forwarded. All non First Class mail will be recycled. During the summer or winter break packages that cannot be forwarded will be held in Package Pickup, unless you are going abroad the following semester. For students that are going abroad that receive a package that is unable to be forwarded will be returned to the sender.

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

International Mail:

Mail Services will hold mail for returning international students upon request, which must be received via email to If you are not returning to campus, all mail will be RETURNED TO SENDER. It is the responsibility of the student to notify banks, magazines, newspaper subscriptions, and families of your change of address. Mail Services is not responsible for mail that arrives for students after they leave campus. All mail will be RETURNED TO SENDER.

Package Pickup is located on the lower level of the Holland Union Building (HUB). 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. First Class mail remaining after two weeks will be forwarded to the recipient's address on file or returned to the sender. After two weeks, students receive a second email notification for unclaimed packages. Failure to pickup will result in packages being forwarded to the address on file or returned to the sender.

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.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM

*Package Pick-up follows Mail Services hours beginning the day after graduation until the first day of classes.

All offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday
Scheduled hours may vary during exams, breaks, and holidays.