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Mail and Packages

On-campus residents have the privilege of receiving mail and packages during the academic year. Care should be taken to avoid misdirected or returned items by adhering to acceptance dates and correctly addressing items.

For detailed information about how mail received to campus is processed, refer to Mail Services.

Acceptance Dates

Fall 2017: Packages accepted between August 14 and December 15, 2017
Spring 2018: Packages accepted between January 8 and May 10, 2018

Winter Break

Packages will not be accepted during winter break.

Between January 7 and January 12, students will be able to pick up packages from a temporary package room. South side residents will go to the Anderson Hall front desk, north side apartment residents will go to the Nebraska Hall front desk, East Campus residents will go to the Federal Hall front desk, and north side residents will go to the Leonard Hall front desk.

Beginning January 13, packages can be received at the student's regular package room.

Addressing Your Items

All correspondence should be addressed correctly to avoid misdirected and delayed items.

[Full Name]
American University
[Residence Hall] [Room Number]
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-XXXX

Zip+4 Codes

Anderson Hall
20016-8101
Cassell Hall
20016-8053
Centennial Hall
20016-8102
Clark Hall
20016-8138
Congressional Hall
20016-8132
Constitution Hall
20016-8131
Federal Hall
20016-8133
Hughes Hall
20016-8105
Leonard Hall
20016-8103
Letts Hall
20016-8104
McDowell Hall
20016-8106
Nebraska Hall
20016-8114
Roper Hall
20016-8129

Picking Up Your Mail and Packages

Each residence hall has a mail room accessible 24/7. Each student will have a mail key to open a locked mailbox.

Package rooms are open Monday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m. throughout the academic year. Once a package arrives and is scanned at a residence hall front desk, an automated notice is emailed to the recipient's AU email address. See the below table for each residence hall's designated package location.

  • Anderson, Centennial: Anderson Hall
  • Letts, Clark, Roper: Letts Hall
  • Hughes, McDowell, Leonard: McDowell Hall
  • Congressional, Constitution, Federal: Federal Hall
  • Cassell: Cassell Hall
  • Nebraska: Nebraska Hall

Berkshire Apartments

Correspondence should be addressed as follows for residents of the Berkshire Apartments through American University Housing & Residence Life.

[Full Name]
4201 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Apartment #[Number]
Washington, D.C. 20016

Each apartment in the Berkshire Apartments has its own mailbox located in the mail room, located adjacent to the main lobby. For larger pieces of mail and packages, students will be contacted by the Berkshire Concierge. These pieces can be picked up at the lobby desk with photo identification and specification of residing through an AU-leased apartment.

Lost Packages

If you believe you have lost a package, please have the Desk Receptionist fill out a Customer Service Inquiry (CSI) form. You will need to include the tracking number for the package.

Lost Mail Keys

If you have lost a mail key, please have the Desk Receptionist complete a Customer Service Inquiry (CSI) form.