Shipping Packages to Campus

The following shipping information comes from Lewis & Clark’s Mail Service. 

Questions? Email mailsrv@lclark.edu!

Follow these instructions so that the items you ship here will be available when you arrive on campus. Please take precautions to properly protect and secure the items in your boxes, so that they will not arrive here broken or damaged. All shipments must be prepaid. Sorry, but we cannot accept COD shipments.

Please note that the following dates will be updated in June 2021. 

Ship via UPS or the US Postal Service on or after August 12th. Plan to have your belongings arrive in Portland by August 23rd. If you meet that deadline, they should be waiting for you in your residence hall room on August 28th when you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. Remember, if you are a student athlete and are required by your coach to arrive earlier than August 28th, bring all the items you will need for pre-season practice with you, including towels and bedding. **Please keep individual package weight under 50lbs and in boxes that are a manageable size.

1st Choice Shipping Method: Ship via UPS. If you send five boxes, for example, mark each box “1 of 5,” “2 of 5,” “3 of 5” and so on. Please write the name of your residence hall and “NSO” on every box you ship. Bring the receipt (or a copy of it) for your shipment with you to campus. Address your boxes as follows:

Name
MSC(**not PO Box)
615 S Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219

2nd Choice Shipping Method: Ship smaller boxes via the U.S. Postal Service. If you send five boxes, for example, mark each box “1 of 5,” “2 of 5,” “3 of 5” and so on. Please write the name of your residence hall and “NSO” on every box you ship. Bring the receipt (or a copy of it) for your shipment with you to campus. Address your boxes as shown above.

Ship your trunks or boxes by air on or after August 10th. Plan to have your belongings arrive in Portland by August 23rd. If you meet that deadline, they should be waiting for you in your residence hall room on August 28th when you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. (Please note that some shipping companies will not deliver to campus, unless you pay an extra fee. If the company won’t deliver to campus, you will be responsible for picking up your own packages.) If you send five boxes, for example, mark each box “1 of 5,” “2 of 5,” “3 of 5” and so on. Please write the name of your residence hall and “NSO” on every box you ship. If you are an international student arriving on August 26 th for International Student Orientation, please be advised that in addition to the notations mentioned above, please indicate your arrival date as well. Bring the receipt (or a copy of it) for your shipment with you to campus.

Address your trunks and boxes as follows:

Lewis & ClarkCollege

Name
MSC(**not PO Box)
615 S Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219

Destination verification: 503-768-7867 or email mailsrv@lclark.edu

 

Also, remember that you are always able to purchase items here. Oregon has no sales tax so you might save yourself a decent chunk of change. We will have our free Pio shuttle that runs to the local Fred Meyer where you can pick up a lot of the essentials. 

If you are worried about shopping while you get here, you can look into pre-purchase options. Places such as Bed, Bath & Beyond allow you to use their scanners to decide what you want in a store near your home and they will have boxes ready to go with what you ordered at home in a store near here.

The long distance move can be done, but you should start thinking about your needs sooner rather than later. As always, call or e-mail 503-768-7183 or nso@lclark.edu with any questions.