Mail

Students assigned to dormitory-style residences or apartments at 10 Buick Street and 33 Harry Agganis Way will receive mail through an assigned mailbox in residence mail rooms.

The following address format should be used on all mail sent to students:

Name
Box [Box number]*
Mailing street address
Boston, MA 02215

* Do not use the words “Post Office Box” or “P.O. Box,” as that denotes the United States Post Office, not Boston University.

Please also note that students’ on-campus mailbox numbers are not the same as their room numbers.

Mail rooms are located at:

  • Danielsen Hall for residents of Danielsen and 517-521 and 531 Beacon Street;
  • Myles Standish Hall for the residents of Myles and 481-483 Commonwealth Avenue;
  • Kilachand Hall for the residents of Kilachand and some lower Bay State Road smaller dormitory-style residences;
  • 575 Commonwealth Avenue for residents of 575 Commonwealth Avenue
  • The Towers for residents of The Towers and most of Bay State Road;
  • Warren Towers for Warren Towers residents;
  • 518 Park Drive for residents of South Campus dormitory-style residences;
  • 10 Buick Street for residents of 10 Buick Street;
  • 33 Harry Agganis Way for residents of 33 Harry Agganis Way; and
  • Rich Hall for Claflin, Sleeper, and Rich Halls, and 1019 Commonwealth Avenue residents.

Hours of operation for staffed residence mail rooms during the academic year:
Monday – Thursday:  9 am – midnight
Friday:  9 am – 6 pm
Saturday:  noon – 6 pm
Sunday: noon – midnight

Hours of operation for staffed residence mail rooms during the summer:
Monday – Friday:  9 am – 5 pm

 

Mail rooms are closed on all University Holidays, Recesses and Emergency Closings.  Regularly scheduled hours are amended surrounding these periods.

 

When students receive packages too large to fit into on-campus mailboxes, they receive e-mails. Students must then bring their Terrier Cards to their residence mail rooms to pick up their packages.

If you move from your dormitory-style residence, change address, or withdraw from the University, you must complete a mail forwarding/change-of-address card with the mail room.

Students assigned to an apartment-style residence (other than 10 Buick Street and 33 Harry Agganis Way) have their mail delivered to their apartment mailboxes by the United States Postal Service. Mail addressed to these students must include their name, apartment number, street address, city, state, and zip code. Students must put their name on their apartment mailbox in order to have mail delivered.  If you are assigned to an apartment-style residence (other than 10 Buick Street and 33 Harry Agganis Way) and you then move, change address, or withdraw from the University, you must complete a change-of-address form online at www.usps.com. Questions regarding United States Postal Service mail delivery may be directed to the United States Postal Service Customer Service Line, 1-800-275-8777 or online at www.usps.com.

During vacation and recess periods, mail is held for delivery until the break is over. At the end of the academic year, first and second-class mail is forwarded for a limited time to the home addresses students have on file with the University unless they file change of address cards.