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what's the format of Georgetown dorm addresses?

FutureTransferFutureTransfer Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
edited January 2010 in Georgetown University
I need to ship a book to someone there and the address he provided seems incomplete:

ROOM #, *** **** RESIDENCE HALL
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 37
WASHINGTON, DC 20057-0001

and I have no idea what that 37 is. Is this some kind of non-standard address?
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Replies to: what's the format of Georgetown dorm addresses?

  • hec2008hec2008 Registered User Posts: 550 Member
    37th and O St
  • FutureTransferFutureTransfer Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    Well, why should anyone have to guess what that 37 is. That is why I am asking, is this a proper format? What would be a proper format? If I send something with an original address and that 37, is not it going to get lost?
  • potatoes345potatoes345 Registered User Posts: 265 Junior Member
    You don't need the 37. The zip code there is also incorrect. The package will get there if you ship to:
    Joe Hoya
    Dorm ###
    Georgetown Univeristy
    Washington, DC 20057.

    Technically, if you use zip + 4, the last 4 digits should be the person's mailbox number (and I doubt that your friend is mailbox #1). GU mailboxes take the form 57####. Anyway, packages don't actually go to your mailbox, they go to RHO (long story), so the gist is, if you have name, name of dorm, and Georgetown University, i will get there.
  • FutureTransferFutureTransfer Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    ^This is so strange. I entered the information in USPS shipping assistant without the 37 or the last part of Zip Code. When the USPS verified the address, however, it automatically added 0001 at the end of the zip code. Maybe its some separate place or box where all mail should go? Anyways, I have never seen anything like this before.

    So I entered:
    Name
    Residence Hall Name, Room #
    Georgetown University
    Washington, DC 20057 -0001

    Hopefully it will work.
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