Information for Parents & Family

Incoming undergraduate residents of Columbia Housing receive their mailbox number the summer before their first academic term. Students may begin receiving mail up to 14 days before the official first-year check-in date.

Address Format

Undergraduate mail must be addressed in the following format, where #### equals the student's 4-digit mailbox number:

Student’s Full Name
#### Columbia Student Mail
70 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027-7236

The Student Mail Center is located in the lower level of Wien Hall. 


Packages should be addressed to a student's mailbox. The Student Mail Center holds packages for up to 14 business days and sends regular email notifications to students during this time. For more information on packages, please see the Package Return Policy. For tips on sending mail to students via the U.S. Postal Service, please see Mail Tips.