Mailing/Shipping Helpful Tips

  • Advise family and friends to never send cash or gift cards in the mail. Doing so will be at the risk of the sender. Items of importance, for example laptops, birth certificates, bank cards, tickets, checks, etc. should always be sent as accountable mail that includes a tracking number.
  • Refrain from shipping/ordering perishable items as there are no provisions to ensure timely deliveries. The university cannot be responsible for damages associated with delivery delays.
  • Letter Mail should not contain items that could injure employees and/or result in damage to processing equipment. Examples include pens/pencils, pins, metal, paper clips, etc. Mail should not be stapled to the envelope.
  • When packing items, ensure items are secure. Anything organic should be in a sealed container. Wrap fragile items extremely well and fill any empty spaces with packing fill materials such as paper or packing peanuts. Use sturdy boxes/packaging especially for heavy items. 
  • Packages arriving open to the facility will be refused for the safety of students and employees.
  • Alwasys include a return address on all letter mail and packages, should the mail/package need to be returned.
  • Packages need to be addressed with a recipient’s full name to avoid delivery delays.
  • Packages retrieved by a person other than the addressee’s name should be authorized in advance via an email from the addressee.

Cell phone orders should be addressed to the account holder “in care of the recipient” and should include a contact phone number.

For departmental drop-offs, approved package pick-ups, and mailing/shipping needs, please visit the mail processing center located at:

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

mail@howardcampusconnection.com
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 is closed for lunch)

*University holidays and closures may affect hours of operations.