Mail and Packages


When you live on campus, you can pick up mail 24/7 at your own mailbox (or a shared mailbox if you have a roommate) near your residence hall's front desk. If you get a package, we'll let you know through email — then just stop by your front desk anytime with your OneCard to pick it up.

Get Your Mailing Address

If you've set a preferred/proper name, please use that.

Your Address

[Your Name]
[Hall] [Room] [Street Address]
DeKalb, IL 60115


John Doe
New Hall East 114G1
501 North Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115


Mail is delivered Monday through Saturday (except holidays) while classes are in session. We only accept mail and packages addressed to current residents.

When you move out of the residence halls, we'll forward mail to your permanent address on MyNIU.

We do not accept...

  • Postage due letters or COD packages.
  • Packages marked as “perishable” or containing clearly perishable items.
  • Food items (e.g., pizza, survival kits).
  • Personal deliveries of packages.
  • Personal items to be “held” for a resident: coats, bags, keys, etc.
  • Letters or fliers that do not come through the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Political materials.
  • Commercial advertisements.
  • Advertising co-sponsored by a student organization.
  • Items received for commercial use purposes that are contrary to residence hall policy.

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