Mail Services - Info for Students

Mail Services - Info for Students

Only students living in the following buildings may have outside mail addressed to 400 East Second Street Bloomsburg University: Elwell, Columbia, Schuylkill, Montour, Northumberland, Luzerne, Lycoming, MOA, JKA, or MPA.

If you live in a building other than these and attempt to use the 400 East Second Street address, your mail will be refused/returned to sender.

Important message for parents, students & loved ones. When sending something of importance or of value to a student it is highly recommended to send it in such a way that a signature is required. FedEx,UPS & USPS all offer signature required service upon request. For more information please contact Brian Sweetra Supervisor of Mail Services.

Hours of Operation

Student Address Format

  • Do not use the word BOX anywhere in the address!
  • You must use your Hall name, i.e., Elwell, Columbia, etc.
  • Proper Format, using Elwell Hall as an example:
  • Joe Student
    1234 Elwell Hall*
    400 East Second St.
    Bloomsburg PA 17815

    Note: The line item "1234 Elwell Hall" represents a fictitious box number in Elwell Hall -- use the box number you are assigned with your hall but DO NOT WRITE the word BOX!!

    Questions on address format? Contact Brian Sweetra, 570-389-4404!

Receiving Mail and Packages

  • Students will receive a mailbox and a key when arriving to their residence hall. Match the key to the number on the box.
  • All boxes are located in the lobby of the residence hall
  • Packages requiring a signature will be held at Mail Services.
  • Students will be notified by email when there is a package being held at Mail Services.
  • It is recommended that items with a high value require a signature for delivery. This service is offered by all major delivery companies

Sending Mail

Read our Top 10 Things You Should Know about Your Mail" - information you don't want to miss!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do some letters go to my Residence Hall and some go to Mail Services?
    • Any letter or package that requires a signature will remain at Mail Services. All other mail will be delivered to the residence hall.
  • How long will it take for a letter or package to arrive?
    • Delivery time will be dependent on the destination and way it was sent (Express, 1st class, media, etc.)
  • How much will it cost to send this package?
    • Cost will be determined on destination, weight, size, class and service. Calculate Postage
  • What should I do regarding my mailing address when I am going to graduate ... or leave for summer break?
    • Notify people who send you mail. Let them know about your new address. This will significantly reduce delays and other related delivery issues.

Useful Infomation

  • You must include your resident hall name and correct address info - see box on the top left of this page titled "Student Address Format." Contact information provided in that area if you have questions.
  • When sending a greeting card with something of value inside, it is best to disguise the card so that it does not attract attention to itself. From the time it leaves your hand to the time it arrives to the addresse, it has been seen by many eyes and touched by different people, some may not be as trustworthy as you.
  • When you are expecting a package to be delivered to the University, make sure you know which carrier will be delivering the package, and the tracking number that is placed on that package. This knowledge will allow you to track your package and also assist Mail Services to better serve you.
  • When a package is sent to Bloomsburg University via the United States postal service with "delivery confirmation service" included, it is important to remember the following:

    When you track your package you may find the status as delivered. This means that your package was scanned at the United States postal service in the town of Bloomsburg. It may or may not have been delivered to Bloomsburg University.

    This can be quite confusing and frustrating at times. Please be advised of this when using the Delivery Confirmation Service from the United States Post Office.

  • When ordering textbooks for the semester, it is better to have them delivered to your home address.