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Mailing to a Dorm Room

abstracttabstractt Posts: 16Registered User New Member
Quick question :)

My friend is going to MIT and staying in a dorm. I wanted to mail him a package. Do I address it to xxx (room number and hall name) followed up by the dormitory's address? Or is there another building to route it through etc.

Any help appreciated, thanks!
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  • coolweathercoolweather Posts: 2,949Registered User Senior Member
    They use street number, street name and #123 (I think mail box #)
  • abstracttabstractt Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    So, use the street name and number that the dormitory is located on? My friend is at Burton-Connor(W51).

    Also, you're saying my friend should have a mailbox number?

    Thanks!
    (Any additional input on this welcomed warmly)
  • coolweathercoolweather Posts: 2,949Registered User Senior Member
    Kind of yes. But I only know one dorm where my son lives. I am not sure about other dorms.
    Put your friend's dorm name here and other people may be able to answer.
  • abstracttabstractt Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    My friend is staying at Burton-Connor (W51), could someone please post how this address would look on a package (with random example for student name/room number etc)? Thanks so much!
  • coolweathercoolweather Posts: 2,949Registered User Senior Member
    Burton-Conner - Tel. (617) 253-3261

    Call the above phone number and ask for the address/mailbox of your friend.

    http://burton-conner.mit.edu/facilities/18/desk
  • abstracttabstractt Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Awesome, thank you for your help and support.
  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit Posts: 12,150Super Moderator Senior Member
    If you know the room number, just address it to

    Firstname Lastname
    Streetnumber Streetname #Roomnumber
    Cambridge, MA 02139
  • PiperXPPiperXP Posts: 2,606Registered User Senior Member
    ^ Does BC do packages by room number? In EC, your box number is different from your room number (and thus doesn't change when you move rooms).
  • coolweathercoolweather Posts: 2,949Registered User Senior Member
    ^Also zipcode is not always MA 02139. It depends where the dorm is.
  • peab2011peab2011 Posts: 168Registered User Junior Member
    BC doesn't need you to include room number as everyone gets packages from the desk.
  • PiperXPPiperXP Posts: 2,606Registered User Senior Member
    ^ True. East Campus is zip code 02142 - Senior Haus might be the same. Though 02139 will still work.
  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit Posts: 12,150Super Moderator Senior Member
    Well, BC is 02139. :)

    Sorry, I didn't know room number wasn't a necessary part of the address. It is at MacGregor.
  • k4r3n2k4r3n2 Posts: 937Registered User Member
    EC actually changed so that room number is a necessary part of the address.

    Also, you should wait until your friend gets his final rooming assignment before you send him any packages, otherwise the Desk at his dorm will be mad at him.
  • LauraNLauraN Posts: 882Registered User Member
    I'm totally late to the party, but sending anything to BC is just

    Name
    410 Memorial Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    (W51 is MIT's number for the building, which the US Postal Service knows nothing about.) The deskworkers at BC sort all mail by name anyway, because so many of them are usually wrong (addressed to last year's room or something) so it hardly matters if you put a room number or not. In other words, even if you write the room number down, they are going to double-check it against a master list.

    And if it's an actual package that won't fit in a mailbox, they just write the recipient's name on the whiteboard by desk and wait for them to stop by and pick it up. No room number involved at all.
  • CalAlumCalAlum Posts: 1,356Registered User Senior Member
    ^Laura's right, it's just that simple. That's how we always addressed packages to our daughter at BC.
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