Sending Mail & Packages

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Mail

Outgoing mail can be deposited in any USPS mailbox or brought to the Student Mail Center, on the lower level of Wien Hall.

The Student Mail Center does not sell stamps and cannot add postage to outgoing mail. The closest USPS branch to the Morningside Heights campus is located on 112th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

Outgoing Packages

Outgoing packages can be dropped for collection at the Student Mail Center, on the lower level of Wien Hall. Student Mail offers discounted FedEx shipping services to students and Columbia affiliates, with FedEx rates significantly lower than FedEx’s online or in-store rates. To ship a package via FedEx, a Domestic Shipping Form or an International Shipping Form must be completed and provided with the package. Student Mail also sells shipping supplies, including boxes, bubble wrap, padded mailers and envelopes.

Intercampus Mail

Intercampus mail can be placed in labeled mail slots on the 3rd or 4th floors of Lerner Hall.

Columbia Mail distributes intercampus mail to the following University locations:

  • Morningside Heights campus
  • Barnard College
  • Harlem Hospital
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Lamont-Doherty
  • Teachers College
  • Studebaker
  • Prentis Hall
  • Nash
  • The Interchurch Center

Mail Codes

When sending intercampus mail, always include the receiving department's mail code, if applicable. A mail code is a four-digit number assigned to each department and office on the Morningside Heights campus. To find the mail code of a department, academic building or individual, visit the online University directory and search by the name of the department or an associated staff or faculty member. Note that only Morningside campus locations have mail codes.

Note: Mail codes are not the same as student mailboxes.