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 reserve a PO Box through the USPS website or directly from the Lexington Post Office. If you want to receive packages shipped via FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. during the school year, you can send those to yourself at the University.  Just make sure they're addressed properly as below:

Student Name 'Class Year
Residence Hall and Room Number
Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116

See the Mail Services website for more information. When a package arrives, Mail Services will notify the student via W&L email with pickup instructions.

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

Mail Services will begin accepting packages shipped via FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. for students over the summer beginning August 15th. 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:

Student Name 'Class Year
Residence Hall and Room Number
Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116

Specific questions regarding package delivery should be directed to Mail Services: cadkins@wlu.edu or 540-458-8573.