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Shipping and Receiving

Mail and/or packages are delivered daily by the USPS, FedEx, UPS and DHL. While your carrier may have sent you an email stating your package has been delivered to Vassar, Mail Services and Receiving Department needs time to sort and process those packages for delivery to you. Package processing time may vary depending on incoming volume. However, we make every effort to have all packages processed and available for pick-up within 24 hours of receipt.

Please wait until you receive a pick-up confirmation email from Mail Room or Receiving before coming to the Mailroom or the Receiving Department.

When you give out your mailing address, please use the following format:

Recipient’s Name
Box ####
Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-####

(#### is the same as your box number)

Receiving hours are 8:00 am–12:00 pm, and 12:30–4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Receiving Department does not supply transportation from their offices to your dorm, so please plan how much to put in each box. You may begin shipping at the end of July. Please use only the name that will appear on your student ID. Perishable packages will be held for one week before disposal. Packages left at the end of the spring semester will be subject to disposal. Please contact Receiving at 845-437-5693 or email receiving@vassar.edu with questions.