Central Services - Mailing
Incoming USPS mail arrives at Central Services around 10:45 am. This mail is generally sorted by noon. The mail is then delivered around campus according to daily scheduled rounds.When Addressing your mail, always include your box number. Let family, friends, billing departments and subscriptions know too! Follow this guide to get your mail fast!
Remember to always include your Washington College Box number to ensure prompt mail delivery. This will delay the delivery time due to an insufficient address.
IF YOU LOSE YOUR MAILBOX KEY…. Please contact public safety at ext 7810. There will be a small fee for a replacement. We will give you your mail until your key arrives.
Department Delivery & Pick Up
Most departments have a scheduled delivery and pick up time. If your department misses its scheduled pick up time please bring outgoing mail to Central Services. Mail received after 3:30 pm will be sent out on the next business day. All mail must be marked with account numbers and international mail must be marked and seperated.
Note: we have switched to a numbered box system for students - learn more here.
Campus Mail can be mailed as single sheets or stapled packets - or confidential documents in envelopes - to campus departments, groups or individuals. See the Mail & Print Guide for more information.
Central Services can help you send mail home - no matter where home is. We handle mail coming from and going to countries all around the globe and our friendly staff can help you find the best rate, properly address your letters and packages and fill out the proper customs forms.
You can also use the USPS international postage calculator to get an approximation of the postage required to mail your item.
Be sure to also review the Shipping a Package page.
International mail requires the same information as domestic mail when addressing a letter or package:
Line 1: Name of Addressee
Line 2: Street of Post Office Box Number
Line 3: City/Town, Principal or Sub Division
Line 4: Full Country Name printed in all Capital Letters
Some international mail may require customs forms. For more information about customs forms, please read the Mail & Print Guide, or contact the Front Desk at 410-778-7871. We will also be happy to assist you with customs forms in person.
If you would like to know more about international mailing, please contact the Front Desk at 410-778-7871.