Parent Information

Curious about how the mail system works at Lafayette College? Want to know how to address a package to your child? This page will explain how your son or daughter’s mail is delivered, what happens when you send care packages, and other rules of the Lafayette Mail Center.
Farinon College Center

The correct address format for students’ incoming mail is:

Student’s Name
Box ______, Lafayette College
111 Quad Drive
Easton, PA  Zip Code*

Zip Code*: For box numbers 7000-8299, use 18042-1783; for box numbers 8300-9699, use 18042-1784


Each student is provided a key to his/her mailbox at the beginning of the first year. That key is the responsibility of the student for his/her entire stay at Lafayette College. If a student does not have his/her key on a certain day, the Mail Center staff will provide the student with the mail if the student shows an appropriate picture ID. This accommodation will only be made once per academic year. If a student loses the mailbox key, he/she will be charged $10 for a replacement key.

Seniors must return their mailbox key the Friday before senior week, to the campus post office, or they will be charged a fee.


Students will receive a slip in their mailboxes when they receive a package. Packages may be picked up during open hours by presenting that slip at the Mail Center window. Accountable mail (Express, Certified, Insured, and Registered mail) also may be picked up with a similar slip and must be signed for by the recipient. To claim both packages and accountable mail, proper picture ID is required. Packages must be claimed as soon as possible. They will be returned to sender after 7 days.


Students receiving daily newspapers (hometown,  Financial Times, etc.), should collect their mail daily. Since the mailboxes are of limited size, the Mail Center can place only two days’ worth of newspapers in any mailbox. On the third day and until the box is emptied, the newspaper will not be delivered; it will instead be recycled.


Before each summer, all students must do one of the following:the-quad
Fill out a forwarding card to have their mail forwarded home; or
Fill out a card to have their mail placed in their mailbox.

The student mailboxes are generally inactive for the summer months. Students must inform us on how to handle their mail by submitting one of the two above cards; if not, all mail will be returned to the sender.

Contact Information

Lafayette College Post Office
Farinon Student Center, Lower Level
(610) 330-5350


Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon (during academic year)


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