Mail Services FAQ

How do I receive mail while I'm at school?

Since W&L is only a block away from the Lexington Post Office, the University does not maintain a mail room for students. You can sign up to get a PO Box over the summer through your local Post Office. If you want to receive packages during the school year, you can send those to yourself at the University. Just make sure they're addressed properly as below:

Washington and Lee University
Your Name
Residence Hall and Room Number
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116

See the Mail Services website for more information. When a package arrives, Campus Mail will notify the student via email or campus phone that he/she may retrieve it.

How do I send a package over the summer to meet me at school when I arrive?

Campus Mail will start to accept packages for students over the summer beginning August 17th. To make sure that you receive your package, follow these guidelines:

• Your package must weigh less than 50 pounds.
• Your package must be able to be carried by one person.
• Your package must be clearly labeled on all sides like this:

Washington and Lee University
Your Name
Residence Hall and Room Number
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116