Mail Services

Mail Services is here to assist students with their letter and package needs. It is not an official U.S. Post Office, but it does provide many of the same services. This is where students come to collect their mail and packages, buy stamps and envelopes, send letters and ship packages. We offer services from USPS, UPS and FedEx. 


Follow these instructions so that the items you ship here will be available when you arrive on campus. Please take precautions to properly protect and secure the items in your boxes, so that they will not arrive here broken or damaged. All shipments must be prepaid. Sorry, but we cannot accept COD shipments.

Ship your items via UPS, FedEx or USPS. If you are a new student, plan to have your belongings arrive in Portland by August 24th, but not arriving prior to August 15th. **Please only send your essential items and limit your boxes to 3. Be sure to keep individual package weight under 50lbs and in boxes that are a manageable size. You will be responsible for getting your items to your room. Once school starts, you can order any other items you may need!

If you are a student athlete and are required by your coach to arrive earlier than August 20th, bring all the items you will need for pre-season practice with you, including towels and bedding. You won’t be able to access pre-sent boxes until August 24th.

ADDRESSING YOUR BOXES: If you send 3 boxes, mark each box “1 of 3,” “2 of 3,” “3 of 3”. Please write the name of your residence hall and “NSO” on every box you ship. You should’ve received an email with your MSC (mailbox #), which is important to always include. Address your boxes and all future items as follows:

Your Name - MSC XXX (insert your msc # here)

615 S Palatine Hill Road Portland OR 97219-8091


Also, remember that you are always able to purchase items here. Oregon has no sales tax so you might save yourself a decent chunk of change. We will have our free Pio shuttle that runs to the local Fred Meyer where you can pick up a lot of the essentials.

If you are worried about shopping while you get here, you can look into pre-purchase options. Places such as Bed, Bath & Beyond allow you to use their scanners to decide what you want in a store near your home and they will have boxes ready to go with what you ordered at home in a store near here. Contact NSO for more information at 503-768-7183 or with any questions.



We reside in our new location on the bottom floor McAfee right next to Human Resources. Look for the orange doors and the white awning! Call 503-768-7867 or email with questions.


Academic Year Hours:

Monday - Friday:  9:30a - 4:30p

Saturday:  11a-2p








Addressing Mail to Lewis & Clark College

Departments, Faculty & Staff Students
Department (important!)
615 S Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
MSC (**not PO Box)
615 S Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219

**Addresses on all incoming mail should include “MSC” (Mail Stop Code) instead of “LC or PO BOX.” This will ensure that mail will come directly to Lewis & Clark College and will prevent any mail from mistakenly being sent to the downtown post office.

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