General Information and Instructions
For the 2021-22 academic year, the Mail Center will begin accepting student packages on August 1, 2021. Please write "FYS" on the package to identify it as a first-year student package.
The packages will not be delivered to your room; you must pick up the packages from the Mail Center when you arrive on campus.
The Mail Center does not accept packages weighing more than 70 lbs. Packages over 70 lbs. are delivered to Building J at the Mountaintop Campus. For more information on size restrictions and weight of parcels, please check your preferred carrier's website.
If you have any questions regarding packages or mailing services, please call the Mail Center at (610)-758-4193.
First students receive their mailbox numbers in early August via a letter home. Your mailbox number is yours to utilize regardless of living location AND will remain your mailbox until you graduate.
Below is a sample of how to format your address on packages and mail.
Box #### (your mailbox number)
4 Farrington Square
Bethlehem, PA 18015
It is important that you DO NOT put P.O. before the box number. This will redirect all mail to the local post office, not Lehigh University.
Picking up mail/packages from the Mail Center
Simply visit the Mail Center and approach one of the kiosks across from the main counter.
Swipe your Lehigh ID at one of the kiosks and select whether you want to pick up your mail/package now OR pick it up later. (Please select cancel to pick up later).
If you select to pick up your mail/package now, our staff will be notified through our automated system and your mail/package will be brought to you at the counter.
IMPORTANT: Please have your Lehigh ID ready for verification.
What if I live in Southside Commons?
All undergraduates are assigned mailboxes at the Mail Center, regardless of where they live. If you choose to send mail and packages to the Mail Center, make sure you use the 4 Farrington Square address. Students that live in Southside Commons also have access to a mailroom inside of building. To have packages delivered directly to Southside Commons, please use your Southside Commons address.
We’re excited to announce that package pick-up lockers have been installed on the 4th floor of Hitch House for your convenience. As a resident of Hitch, Maida, or Singleton House, you will be able to utilize the lockers for picking up your Mail Center packages.
Pick-Up Instructions and Process:
- Your package will arrive first at the Lehigh University Mail Center in Farrington Square.
- Provided a locker space is available, your package will be rerouted to the package lockers on the 4th floor of Hitch House.
- You will receive TWO email notifications:
- Notification that your package has been scanned into the Mail Center.
- Notification that your package has been placed in the package lockers for pick-up. This second email will contain a barcode which you will use to retrieve your package.
- At the lockers, please scan your barcode using the locker’s barcode scanner on the kiosk.
- The locker containing your package will automatically open. Please retrieve your own package and do not share your barcode.
- Please pick your package up promptly to free a space for the next student.