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 will receive an e-mail notice (sample below) when packages are received at the College Post Office.

To retrieve packages, please bring a valid government-issued photo ID (a phone photo of your ID is acceptable) and a printed or electronic copy of the e-mail notice to the College Post Office window during business hours. If you receive multiple notices, please make a list of the Box Location (outlined in red above) from all notices for efficient service. Packages MUST be claimed as soon as possible and will be returned to sender after 7 days.

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

First Class Mail and Packages:  All items must be claimed before you leave campus for the summer. If unclaimed by the last day of exams, all items will be returned to the sender.

All students must provide instructions for their preference on handling personal first-class mail and packages over the summer by completing, signing, and forwarding PS Form 3575 to the College Post Office:

  • To have your mail forwarded, provide the forwarding address in Section 8; or
  • To continue to have your mail placed in your College mailbox, write the word ‘HOLD’ in Section 8.

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.