Mail Services

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Mail and Package Center Hours

Regular Hours

During the academic year, package center hours are as follows:

Foster-Walker Package Center 

  • 1927 Orrington Ave.
  • 847-491-7441
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays | Closed

Kemper Package Center

  • 2420 Campus Dr.
  • 847-467-5057
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays | Closed

Fall 2020

Thanksgiving Break

  • The Mail & Package Centers will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25th.
  • The Mail & Package Centers will reopen at normal hours on Monday, November 30th. 

Fall Quarter Mail Delivery

  • The last day of mail delivery for Fall Quarter will be Monday, December 7th.
  • We will deliver mail to those staying on campus during break.


Winter 2021

Winter Recess Closing Dates

  • The Mail and Package Centers will be closed on Thursday, December 24th – Sunday, January 3rd. 

Winter Quarter

  • We will begin accepting mail for Winter 2021 residents on Monday, January 4th.
  • Mail delivery will resume on Monday, January 4th.

How the Mail and Package Centers Work

  1. Mail and packages arrive at the Foster-Walker package center and the mailroom staff organizes everything by building before distributing it.
    • Packages that arrive over the weekend will not be delivered to the Kemper Package Center until Monday morning.
    • Please note that on the tracking of your package, the “delivered” status sometimes means that the package has been delivered to the Evanston post office and not necessarily to campus. Once the package is received on campus, you will get an email stating that you have a package to pick up. We have found that the post office gets this mail to us within 24 hours of it being scanned in at the post office.
  2. Students receive an email notification to pick up any items that don’t fit in mailboxes at their package center.
  3. Students must present their WildCARD to retrieve a package.
  4. Packages will be returned to sender or forwarded (USPS only) if they are not picked up by the last day of the month following the month in which the package was received. All November packages will be returned to sender or forwarded on February 1 instead of January 1 to accommodate the various end of Fall Quarter and Winter Break schedules.

Addressing Mail to Campus

Check the Address Chart for your address. 

Mail to students should be addressed:

  • Student Name
  • Student’s Building & Room Number
  • Building Address
  • Evanston, IL 60201

How to Send Mail and Packages Off Campus

  • The mailroom does not accept packages to be shipped out or returned unless the package has a pre-paid shipping or return label. We do not sell any postage or shipping materials.
  • Outgoing, stamped mail may be slipped through the mail slot marked “US Mail” near any campus residence mailbox.
  • There are three USPS locations in Evanston:
    • Evanston Main Office at 1101 Davis Street
    • Evanston North at 1929 Central Street
    • Evanston South at 701 Main Street
  • FedEx packages may be dropped off at Kinko's located on the ground floor of Norris. Supplies and a scale are available to ship packages. For additional tracking and shipping information, visit the FedEx website. Customer service may be reached at 1-800-Go-FedEx (1-800-463-3339).
  • There is a UPS Store at 1555 Sherman Avenue (847-869-3000). They have supplies and materials available for shipping. Additional information may be found when you visit the UPS website. For customer service, you can call 1-800-PICK-UPS (1-800-742-5877).

Frequently Asked Questions