Residence Life


Mailing Address | Local Mailing Services | Summer Mailing/Change of Address
Where is My Mail? (USPS) | Where is My Mail? (UPS, FedEx, DHL) | Amazon Locker | How to Address a Package

Mailing Address

All residents will receive a mailbox and combination or key on their first day of check in. USPS mail is delivered to the residence hall mailrooms daily which is then distributed to the resident's mailbox. Residents who receive USPS packages too large to fit in the student's mailbox will receive a package slip in their mailbox with instructions to pick up the package between 6pm-9pm at the Resident Assistant Office. Residents will need their Hofstra ID to pick up packages. All FedEx,UPS packages and some Amazon packages must be picked up at the Post Office in the lower level of the Bookstore with the student's ID.

For accurate delivery, please ensure you have used the appropriate address below:

Student Name
Alliance Hall, Room#
300 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3000
Student Name
Bill of Rights Hall, Room #
310 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3100
Student Name
Constitution Hall, Room #
320 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3200
Student Name
Estabrook Hall, Room #
330 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3300
Student Name
Enterprise Hall, Room #
340 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3400
Student Name
Vander Poel Hall, Room #
350 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3500
Student Name
Netherlands North, Room #
360 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3600
(Delft, Groningen, Hague, Leiden, Rotterdam, Tilburg)
Student Name
Netherlands South, Room #
365 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3650
(Amsterdam, Breukelen, Rensselaer, Utrecht, Orange)
Student Name
Stuyvesant Hall, Room # 
370 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3700
Student Name
Colonial Square East, Room #
380 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3800
(Providence, Quincy, Cambridge, Hampton, Hempstead, New York, Norwich)
Student Name
Colonial Square West, Room #
385 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-3850
(Jamestown, Newport, Plymouth, Williamsburg, Dover, Portsmouth, Salem)
Student Name
Nassau Hall, Room #
390 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3900
Student Name
Suffolk Hall, Room #
395 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-3950
Student Name
Graduate Residence Hall, Room #
400 Hofstra University 
Hempstead, NY 11549-4000

Mail Services

Postal Services Plus
026E Student Center
Below the Bookstore
U.S. Postal Service
600 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY
United Parcel Service (UPS)
300 Oak St.
Uniondale, NY
(800) 742-5877

200 Fulton Ave.
Hempstead, NY
Federal Express
734 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY
(800) 463-3339

1000 Front St.
Uniondale, NY
Postal Annex
Lower Level
Roosevelt Field Mall
All other services:
Use the White or Yellow Pages.

Where Is My Mail? (USPS)

My package tracking said "delivered" however I did not receive a package slip or email? 

If the letter/package is being delivered by USPS, then it is delivered to your residence hall mail room.

Residence hall mail rooms only accept United States Postal Service (USPS) letters and packages. If you receive a delivery confirmation e-mail that package was delivered, then that means the package is at the Hempstead USPS office, and not your residence hall. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for your mail to be delivered from the Hempstead USPS Post Office to your residence hall mail room. Residence hall mail rooms do not have the capability of confirming a delivery via USPS. Only the Hempstead Post Office can do this.

Packages can be picked up every night between the hours of 6pm and 9pm, from your residence hall RA Office.

Please note: If a USPS package needs to be signed for, then it will be delivered to the Book Store Post Office

Where Is My Mail? (UPS, FedEx, DHL)

If the package is being delivered by UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc., then it is delivered to the Book Store Post Office. If you receive an email from the delivery service confirming that your package was delivered, please allow another 24 to 48 hours for the Book Store Post Office to process your package. When your package has been processed, you will receive an email to your Hofstra pride email account from the Book Store Post Office.

The Book Store Post Office's Hours of Operation:                                                          

  • Monday through Thursday: 12 noon – 5pm
  • Friday: 12 noon – 3:45pm

 The Book Store Post Office's Hours for Package Pickup:  

  • Monday through Thursday: 12 noon – 6:15pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 12 noon-3:45pm

Packages may be picked up daily from noon up until 15 minutes prior to closing.

Amazon Locker

If you are ordering items through Amazon, you have the option of utilizing the on-campus Amazon Locker for pickup of your package. The locker is located on the lower level of the Student Center, between the Pride Den and the Game Room. When you are ordering your items through Amazon, select "Cria" as the delivery address. Once the package arrives, you will receive an email with a code for pickup and will have 3 days to retrieve your package. You can also return items to Amazon through the Amazon Locker by following the provided return instructions.

Based on availability of lockers and the size of your item(s), the Amazon Locker may not be available for use. If this is the case, your package will be delivered to the Book Store Post Office and you will receive a notification through your Pride email account.

During peak times, the Locker may be unavailable due to capacity. The Locker will appear greyed-out during check-out; this means the Locker has no available slots to receive your package. Manually adding the Locker as the shipping address will not equate to a Locker delivery. Please only choose a Locker as shipping address from your address book.

How to Address a Package


Sender's Name
Street Address
City, State Zip code

Your Name (as it appears on your Hofstra ID)
Residence Hall Address (ex: 320 Hofstra University)
Residence Hall Name/Room # (ex: Estabrook, RM 123)
Hempstead, NY 11549