Services for Students

Incoming Mail

The correct address format for incoming student mail is:

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

*For box numbers 7000-8299, the zip code is 18042-1783;
for box numbers 8300-9699, the zip code is 18042-1784

Mailbox Keys

Each student is provided a key to his/her mailbox at the beginning of the first year. This key is the responsibility of the student for his/her entire stay at Lafayette College since it provides access to the student’s mailbox. Students who do not have their keys when checking their mail may receive their mail at the window after showing a picture ID, but this accommodation will only be made once per academic year. If a student loses his/her mailbox key, a $10 charge for a replacement key will be assessed. Graduating seniors must return their mailbox key by the Friday before senior week, to the College Post Office, or they will be charged a fee.

Packages

Students receiving packages will receive a slip in their mailboxes. Packages may be picked up during open hours by presenting that slip at the College Post Office window with a picture ID. Packages MUST be claimed as soon as possible and will be returned to sender after 7 days. 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 after presenting a picture ID.

Newspapers

Students receiving daily newspapers (hometown, Financial Times, etc.), should collect their mail daily. Since the mailboxes are of limited size, the College Post Office can place only two newspaper editions in any mailbox. On the third day, and until the box is emptied, additional newspaper editions will be recycled.

Summer

Before departing the College for the summer, all students must do one of the following:

  • Fill out a forwarding card to have your mail forwarded home; or
  • Fill out a card to have your mail placed in your mailbox.

The student mailboxes are generally inactive for the summer months. You must provide instructions on how to handle your mail by submitting one of the two cards described above. If no instructions are given, all mail will be returned to the sender.

Inter-Campus Mail

Mail for student mailboxes must be properly addressed with the name and box number. For mass mailings, the College Post Office will insert the material into mailboxes two (2) days after receipt. No items smaller than a postcard will be accepted. Single letter sized items must be tri-folded and half-sheet items must be folded in half.

Outgoing Mail:

United States Postal Service (USPS): The College Post Office can assist students in sending mail via USPS through the services described on the USPS Services and Definitions page.