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Mail and Receiving Packages

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)


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 Central 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 the Mail Room (USPS) or Receiving (FedEx, UPS and DHL) before coming to the Mailroom or the Receiving Department.

The Receiving Department does not supply transportation from their offices to your residence house, 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.


The Mailroom is located in the College Center, North Atrium. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm when classes are in session; 9:00am–4:30pm during break periods. No retail postage sales available; personal outgoing letters or packages without postage affixed will not be accepted. The Arlington Post Office is located at 41 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Shipping and Receiving

Receiving is located in the Facilities Operations Building (next to South Lot.) Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am–noon and 12:30–4:30pm. Please call Receiving at (845) 437-5693 or email with questions.