Mail

Students will have mail addressed based on their on-campus living assignment.  On-campus residents can view their mailing address in the My Housing portal on the Assignment History Page. Please read below for the appropriate way to address your mail.

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 are notified through email. Students must then bring their Terrier Cards to their residence mail rooms to pick up their packages.

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.

For more specific information click below.

Dormitory-Style Residences and the Student Village

Students assigned to dormitory-style residences or apartment-style units in the Student Village will receive mail through an assigned mailbox in residence mail rooms. Please note that students’ on-campus mailbox numbers are not the same as their room numbers.

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

Name
Box [Mailbox Number]*
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:

Mailroom Location For Residents of
Danielsen Hall Danielsen Hall and 517-521 and 531 Beacon Street*
Myles Standish Hall Myles Standish Hall and 481-483 Commonwealth Avenue
Kilachand Hall Kilachand Hall and some lower Bay State Road dorm-style residences*
575 Commonwealth Avenue 575 Commonwealth Avenue*
The Towers The Towers and most Bay State Road dorm-style residences
Warren Towers Warren Towers
518 Park Drive South Campus dorm-style residences*
10 Buick Street 10 Buick Street**
33 Harry Agganis Way 33 Harry Agganis Way
Rich Hall Claflin Hall, Sleeper Hall, Rich Hall and 1019 Commonwealth Avenue***
Campus Center & Student Residence
(150 Riverway)
Pilgrim House, Riverway House, Campus Center & Student Residence

* packages are retrieved at the Warren Towers mailroom
** packages are retrieved at the 33 Harry Agganis Way mailroom
*** packages are retrieved at the Rich Hall mailroom

Hours of operation for staffed residence mail rooms during the academic year:
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: Noon – 6 PM
Sunday: Noon – 9 PM

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


Apartment-Style Residences

Students assigned to an apartment-style residence (other than 10 Buick Street and 33 Harry Agganis Way) have their letter mail and packages delivered directly to their apartment mailboxes by the United States Postal Service and other carriers including UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. Since letter mail and packages for apartment-style residences (other than 10 Buick Street and 33 Harry Agganis Way) are not filtered through the on campus student mailrooms, any questions regarding letter and package delivery must be directed to the specific carrier. Questions regarding United States Postal Service letter mail delivery may be directed to the United States Postal Service Customer Service Line, 1-800-275-8777 or online at www.usps.com. Students must put their name on their apartment mailbox in order to have mail delivered.

Name
Box [Apartment Number]
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code

Fenway Campus Residences

Students assigned to residences in the Fenway Campus (Riverway House, Pilgrim House, and Campus Center & Student Residence) will receive mail including letters and packages through an assigned mailbox number in the basement of the Campus Center & Student Residence (150 Riverway). When picking up mail students must show their BUID and reference their mailbox number at the counter. Students can view their mailing address and mailbox number in the My Housing Portal on the Assignment History Page.

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

Name
Box [Mailbox Number]*
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.

Hours of operation for mail room during the academic year:
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Sunday: Closed

Hours of operation for mail room during the summer:
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Change of Address

If you move from your dormitory-style residence, change address, or withdraw from the University, you must update your address in the Student Link.

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.