Below are the latest news and announcements from Columbia Mail.

Summer hours for the Student Mail Center will begin on Monday, May 3. The Mail Center will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Despite an unprecedented academic year, the departments within Columbia University Campus Services committed to providing above-and-beyond care. To make the transition to campus as smooth as possible, particularly for those students observing a travel or testing quarantine, Campus Services delivered key items to residence halls during Check-In and beginning period of each term.


Due to a Winter Storm Warning for New York City and its surrounding areas, the Administrative Mail Office will be closed on Monday, February 1. The Student Mail Center will close at 12:00 p.m. on Monday as well.

The Student Mail Center is currently operating under Winter Break hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday), now through January 16, 2021. On January 19, regular term hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday) will resume for the Spring. Please continue to check the Locations & Hours page for the most up-to-date operating hours.

The Student Mail Center will operate under reduced hours during Winter Break, beginning Monday, December 21.

Students who reside in the Columbia Housing undergraduate residence halls and are required to quarantine upon returning to campus are eligible to have their mail and packages delivered to their room.

To accommodate students who are required to quarantine upon arrival to campus, mail, packages, and bookstore purchases will be delivered to all students residing in Columbia Housing until September 19.

Due to the University Holiday on Friday, June 19 for all faculty, staff, and students, both the Student Package Center and the Administrative Mail Office will be closed. Regular summer hours will resume on Monday.

The Student Mail Center and Administrative Mail office will begin summer hours on Tuesday, June 23.

The following frequently asked questions (FAQ) relate to Administrative Mail operations and safety precautions during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Due to a change in the open hours of Wien Hall, the Student Mail Center hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, effective Wednesday, April 1.

The Student Mail Center will be open, with amended operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please read the FAQs thoroughly before emailing Student Mail with questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Columbia Mail recently installed a new package locker in John Jay Hall for use by students with a disability or temporary injury.