Shipping Belongings

If you are planning to ship some of your belongings, please note that Brandeis will accept shipped items in the Brandeis Mailroom after August 1 for August arrivals. Packages for January arrivals will be accepted after December 1.

Please use the following address to ship items to campus:

[Your Name, Residence Hall, Room Number]
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453-2728 USA

Labeling Boxes

Label each piece clearly with your name, residence hall and room number. Make sure to ship your items one to two weeks before you plan to arrive, as late August is a busy time for many carriers.  

Shipping Companies

There are many companies that can ship your items to Brandeis. Be sure to check with your carrier before packing your items, as restrictions on size and weight often apply. We recommend that you tag your items with two address tags: one on the outside and one on the inside. We also recommend purchasing insurance on the items.

Claiming Packages in August

Packages will be available for pickup in the quad outside your residence hall between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, August 24 and Sunday, August 26. Any student leader or staff member can assist you in picking up your packages and bringing them to your room. If you do not live in Massell or North Quad, contact your Community Advisor about receiving your package(s) upon your arrival, and we will make arrangements to get them to your room. 

To collect your packages after 2 p.m. on Sunday, please contact Brandeis Mail Services (located in Usdan Student Center) at 781-736-4236. 

Claiming Packages in January

Packages will be available for pickup in the Village Residence Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After 11:30 a.m., you can collect your package in the Mailroom (located in Usdan Student Center).