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.


Welcome, students! We’re excited to see you! The beginning of the school year is always extremely busy with tons of packages and mail coming in so please be patient with us! We strive to get your packages checked in within 24hrs of receipt but it may take a bit longer while we’re receiving 100’s of items! Once you receive a notice from Mail Services then you can come by and pick things up! (Note that Amazon and USPS will send you a ‘delivered’ message once it’s scanned in at the local hub, not when they deliver here. Please wait for the email from us.)


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 30th.

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 # (insert your msc # here)

615 S Palatine Hill Road, Portland OR 97219-7899

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.


BUSINESS HOURS (effective 9/5/23):


Monday - Friday: 9:30a - 4:30p (Note: please contact us if you need to make arrangements to stop by outside of these hours.)

Saturday: 11:00a - 2:00p


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.


We reside on the bottom floor McAfee right next to Human Resources. Look for the orange doors that say Mail Services! Call 503-768-7867 or email with questions.


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