Mailing for Student Residents

Mail and packages sent through all couriers and carriers (USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Lasership, etc.) will be delivered directly to Mail Services in the Service Center for processing before being sent to thier final destinations.

All packages addressed to students are delivered to Mail Services in the Service Center. Mail Services processes hundreds of pieces of mail and packages daily. For the protection of the University community, the University requires that all mail and packages that come through Mail Services be x-rayed. Processing time from the receipt of mail into Mail Services is 48 hours or two business days during non-peak periods. Following this 48-hour period, processed mail is delivered to Residence Halls for further processing. Processing time may increase during peak periods. Students will want to check with Residence Hall Administration regarding mail processing time at their hall. If the processing time impacts the recipient’s delivery requirements, we recommend the use of an alternative shipping address, example P.O. Box.

All mail and packages designated for a Residence Hall are processed the same as all packages received. This includes, but not limited to, USPS, FedEx, UPS, Amazon and all other shipping type services. Amazon and other overnight/two-day shipments will require the same processing time upon receipt into Mail Services. Please note: Residence Halls’ main desks are prohibited from accepting deliveries or personal property on behalf of any student or resident.

Email authorization may be given to someone to retrieve mail and/or packages. The authorization must come via an email from a Howard University email address that shows the name of the recipient’s name on the mail/package. An example of what the email should read, “I John Smith give Jane Doe permission to pick up mail/package for me.” The individual authorized to accept the item must show a government issue photo ID.

Please note: Drivers are not permitted to accept outgoing mail and packages directly from campus residents.

Delivery Delays:

To prevent delivery delays, please ensure letter mail and packages are properly addressed. Delivery of packages that arrive to Mail Services under nicknames, no names, without full addresses or other misprints may cause delivery delays.

Shipments of perishables are discouraged as special shipments may not be immediately identified among the hundreds of packages. The University cannot be responsible for the damage of perishable items resulting from delivery delays.

Please note: Only item with tracking numbers are scanned and recorded into the iOffice Package Tracking System.

Shippers are encouraged to send special items such as medicines, passports and things of value using a method that includes a tracking number. However, do not include cash, checks, money orders or gift cards in the mail as the University cannot be responsible for lost or stolen financial instruments. The Mail Services team will not be able to locate or identify items mailed as general mail.

Outgoing Mail & Packages:

Drivers are not permitted to accept outgoing mail and packages directly from campus residents. All outgoing mail/packages must be dropped off at Mail Services in the Service Center.

For inquiries, comments or concerns regarding Mail Services, Residence Hall students should contact Renita Payne at 202.470.2862 or residentlife@howard.edu

For mailing/shipping needs, please visit the Mail Services Retail Window in the Service Center located at:

Service Center Building
2244 10th Street NW
Suite B-52

mailservices@howard.edu
202.806.1211

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (The retail window opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mail Services isclosed for lunch)

*University holidays and closures may affect hours of operation.

For Departmental drop-offs and pickups, please contact Mail Services at:

mail@howardcampusconnection.com

Mailing Addresses for Residence Students

If you live in: Then the address should be written this way:
College Hall North

First Name & Last Name
College Hall North
2229 4th Street N.W., Rm #_____
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Numbe

College Hall South

First Name & Last Name
College Hall South
2205 4th Street N.W., Rm #______
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Number

Howard Plaza Towers (East or West)
 

First Name & Last Name
Howard Plaza Towers (East or West)
2251 Sherman Ave. N.W., Rm #______
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Number

Bethune Annex

First Name & Last Name
Bethune Annex
2225 4th Street, N.W., Rm #______
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Number

Cook Hall

First Name & Last Name
Cook Hall
601 Fairmont Street N.W., Rm #______
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Number

Drew Hall

First Name & Last Name
Drew Hall
511 Gresham Place NW, Rm#______
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Number

Axis

First Name & Last Name
The Axis
2225 Georgia Avenue, Apt #______
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Number

The Harriet Tubman Quadrangle (a.k.a. The Quad)

First Name & Last Name
The Harriet Tubman Quadrangle (The Quad)
2455 4th Street NW, Rm #______
Washington, DC 20059
Optional: Phone Number