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Mail Services

Kanbar Campus Center 215

Tel: 215.951.2982

Email: mailservices@philau.edu



Fall and spring:

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Resident and Commuter Mailboxes


Mailboxes for residents and commuters are located at the Mailroom on the Main Campus on the 2nd level of the Kanbar Campus Center.  The Mail Services assigns mailboxes to all students upon entry to the University and students keep the same box throughout their undergraduate enrollment as long as they maintain 9 credits or more.  Students who register two weeks before or after classes begin may be assigned a new mailbox.

The University uses campus mailboxes to distribute important documents to students including registration information, financial aid information and the housing selection packet, among others.  Students are expected to check their mailbox on a regular basis. Commuters may not use the University as a mailing address; commuter mailboxes are for on-campus use only.  (With advance notice, special shipments will be accepted.)

To ensure quick delivery of resident student letters and packages, mail should be addressed as follows:

Student Name

Phila. Univ.  # (Student Box Number)

4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia PA 19144-5494


Mail addressed to students should not use the letters "PO" or the word "Box"   before the box number in order to avoid delay of mail delivery; use of the " # " will ensure quicker delivery.

For security purposes, the name (full name) on your package must match the name on your ID or it will be returned.

Please inform your parents if their name is on the package your name must be there too or it will be returned.

Students may mail packages at the Mailroom window via the U.S.  Postal Service, United Parcel Service (UPS), DHL, and Federal Express.  Books of stamps may be purchased from the vending machine in the hall next too the Mailroom window.  The mailroom also sells pre-stamped #10 envelopes.

A pick-up slip and picture identification must be shown to pick up packages. Name (full name) on package must match name on ID or it will be returned. Newspapers and some third-class mail will not be saved during breaks unless arrangements have been made with the Mailroom.

Unless living on campus during summer break, all mail will be Forwarded/Returned to address of record.

For further information about the Mailroom and its services, please check the University web site at www.philau.edu/mailroom

Student Organization Mail

Student organizations can be reached by stopping by the mailboxes located in the Student Center on the 3rd level Kanbar.

Change of Address

Students who leave the University, move to an off-campus address or leave for summer vacation, must fill out a change-of-address packet to cover magazines, bank statements, phone bills, etc.  The Mailroom will forward only first-class mail.  No newspapers or third-class mail will be forwarded or held by the Mailroom.