Student Mail

Addressing mail and packages to students

Student Name
Residence Halls, Mailbox #*
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

*To avoid any unnecessary delays by the Post Office, please do not address the mailbox as a P.O. Box. 


Mailboxes are provided free of charge to resident students. Each student receives a personal mailbox number and a combination or mailbox key upon moving in.

It is important to take safety measures with regard to your mailbox. Report lost or tampered mail immediately to the OHRE.

Incoming mail 

Incoming mail will be placed in mailboxes, Monday - Friday by 4pm.

Incoming packages

Package arrival notification: Students will be notified using their University email account when packages or other items too large for the mailbox arrive.

Package pick-up: Once notified, packages may be picked up at room 002 located on the ground floor of CPVA, Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm. Students must show their university ID for identity verification to pick up packages.

Packages that are not picked up within 10 business days will be returned to sender to ensure timely pick-up and to create the necessary space for student packages arriving daily. Costs incurred to return packages will be charged to the sender. Students will be responsible for any charges that cannot be billed to the sender. A hold will be placed on the student's university account until the balance due is paid in full.

The university will make every effort to deliver mail and packages to students on a timely basis; however, delivery is not guaranteed unless mail and packages are properly addressed.

Outgoing mail

Regular mail: Mailboxes are located in the residence halls as well as the Campus Center. Proper postage is required.

Packages and express mail: Arrangements for outgoing package pick-up or express mail may be made with on-campus mail services, located in the Mail Room in the basement of the CVPA building. Prepaid shipping labels or postage is required before any arrangements can be made. 

Helpful tips for parents and students

  • DO NOT send cash in the mail.
  • Anything of value should be sent registered or certified. This applies to both letters and parcels. UPS, FedEx, DHL, and others provide routine tracking methods and insurance for their shipments.
  • Purchase insurance when shipping valuables so that you are protected against loss or damage.
  • Medications should be phoned in to a local pharmacy. If you must send medication, send it registered or certified.
  • Time-sensitive material should be sent well in advance and by land or air carriers using guaranteed overnight or similar time frames.


Amanda Browning
Student Mail office