Receiving Mail at SPU

An SPU student checks his mailbox

Your address

Provide your family, friends, banks, magazine vendors, etc., with your campus address — reflecting the proper format below. Your mail must be addressed as follows:

Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W Mailstop #________
Seattle WA 98119

Receiving your mail

Students have their incoming mail sorted and put into their mailboxes by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mail is sorted by matching the name and mailbox number on the mail piece with a student’s mailstop at the mailstop bay outside the Student Union Building.

  • Do not use nicknames, aliases, etc.
  • If the names and mailbox numbers do not match, mail will not be put into the mailbox.
  • If your mail is not appropriately addressed, it will undergo several different processes, delaying timely delivery. Mail may also be returned to sender as “Insufficient Address,” if the attempt to process your mail is not successful.

Receiving your packages

When you receive a package on campus, Mailing Services will send you an email (from to let you know a package has been received and is available for you to pick up Monday-Friday 8am-4pm from Mailing & Copying Services located in Falcon's Post.

For the fastest pickup service

Bring your emailed notice with you. It includes information to help you get your package faster. If you don’t have the email notice, provide us with your mailstop number and any information possible about the size and type of package received (flat, extra large box, refrigerated item, etc.).

A plethora of stamps

Mailing services questions?

Where can I buy stamps on campus? When is mail delivered? Can I borrow a hand truck? Get answers to your questions in the Mailing Services FAQ.