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How do I mail letters to my daughter?

All residential students are required to have a Post Office Box on campus. Your daughter will receive her P.O. Box number and key after she arrives on campus.

Please address U.S. mail to your daughter as follows:

Daughter's Name
Hollins University
P.O. Box #
Roanoke, VA 24020

Do not address U.S. mail with your daughter's room number as it could be returned to sender and will slow down the delivery time.


Deliveries and incoming packages

Deliveries and Incoming Packages
All ground and overnight deliveries to students from all carriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, tec.) except the USPS are delivered to Printing, Mailing, and Shipping Services in Main weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Package recipients will be notified at their Hollins e-mail address. Assistance will be available for heavy packages, with a signed liability waiver.

Weekend and evening deliveries are left at campus security in Botetourt Hall. Students are called to pick up overnight packages. Access to PM&SS after normal hours can be made through campus security on a case-by-case basis (e.g., medications, airline tickets, and time-sensitive materials).

For correct shipping, use the campus route/street address indicated below (same as for emergency 911 calls). Only use a Post Office Box as an address for mailings sent through the U.S. Postal Service. When ordering catalog merchandise, be sure to ask how items are being shipped (UPS or U.S. Mail) since UPS charges a fee for shipment to a post office box.

All shipped packages should be addressed as follows:
Your Name
Hollins University
PO Box ________
8060 Quadrangle Ln
Roanoke, VA 24020

SPECIAL NOTE: Online retailers sometimes will no accept an HU street address. The remedies to this can be either:

  1. By putting the street address first then the Post Office Box line.
  2. Using 7916 Williamson Rd.

Please do not ship any packages to Hollins over the summer. Please ship packages as close to your arrival date on campus as possible, because of limited storage.

Outgoing Packages
Shipping service is provided through Printing, Mailing, and Shipping Services in Main year-round. Pickup is at 3:00 p.m. daily and can be paid for by cash, check, credit card, or charged to individual accounts by filling out the Hollins form. UPS envelopes and small boxes (for up to five pounds) are available free of charge.


How do I send flowers to my daughter?

Again, please use the street address, along with your daughter's building and room number for sending flowers. Local florists deliver flowers to the Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the Moody Student Center. Your daughter will be called to pick up her flowers. Flowers can be picked up Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.