How to Address an Envelope

We get it. How often have you had to mail something in the last decade? Probably not often enough to remember all you need to know about addressing an envelope correctly. We’ve put together a quick primer for you.

Learn how to address an envelope.

Incoming Students

All full-time undergraduate students are assigned a campus box number. Learn how to find your campus box address and get tips for shipping packages to campus before your arrival.

Learn more about your campus box and move-in tips.

Information for Parents, Families, & Friends

Whether you want to send your student a care package during exams or want to send some belongings before arriving on campus, read over this quick guide to sending mail/packages to students at Elon.

Learn more about sending mail and packages to Elon students.

Oaks & Station at Mill Point

As an undergraduate student living in the the Oaks or Station at Mill Point, you have the option of a physical mail box located in your commons building. You’ll still need to pick up packages at Mail Services in Moseley, but this option gives you quick and convenient access to your regular mail.

Learn more about mailing options at the Oaks and Station at Mill Point. 

Off Campus Residents

As an undergraduate student, your campus box is available to you during your undergraduate career. If you choose to live off-campus, you will have the option to continue having items mailed to your campus box or to your residence. You may need to verify with your lessor if you have a mail receptacle and can receive USPS mail and packages. Packages from UPS, DHL, and FedEx should be deliverable to your off campus residence regardless of whether or not you have a mail receptacle.

Sending and Receiving Mail/Packages

Visit the mail counter in Moseley to send mail/packages out or receive mail/packages from others. When mail or a package comes in for you, you’ll receive an email notification. Remember to bring your Phoenix Card for identification when picking up items and to have your email notification accessible to scan in place of a signature.

Please note: Local delivery of flowers, gift baskets, balloons, baked goods, etc. will be delivered directly to the front desk in Moseley instead of coming to Mail Services.

Direct store or grocery deliveries are not accepted at either Mail Services or Moseley front desk. Students will need to coordinate directly with the service provider for delivery.

Learn more about sending and receiving mail/packages.

Summer Mail & Changing Your Address

During the summer months, Mail Services will assume you are off-campus unless you tell us otherwise. We’ve created a simple Summer Address Notification Form in OnTrack (under the Residence Life section) so you can easily tell us if you are staying on campus and want to continue to get mail and packages.

Learn more about summer mail and other forwarding needs.