COVID-19: Mail and Packages

Students who have left campus

  • All students, other than those few granted continuous housing, should stop shipping items to GW.
  • Update your accounts and preferences to remove GW as your default shipping address.
  • Use your home address for priority/overnight mail.

Update your permanent address in GWeb by Friday, April 17, 2020.

  • Update your permanent address information through the GWeb Portal
  1. Select “Personal Information” from the main menu
  2. Select “Update Address”
  3. Select “Permanent Address” (highlighted in blue) directly below the permanent address headline
  4. Make the appropriate address changes at the “update address screen”
  5. Log out

Mail forwarding

  • Mail forwarding service will begin on Monday April 20, 2020, and end on Friday, August 7, 2020.
  • After August 7, 2020 all mail will be returned to sender.
  • Only USPS 1st Class mail or higher can be forwarded. Mail cannot be forwarded outside of the United States.
  • You should notify all business mailers, personal mailers, magazines, periodicals, and newspapers regarding your change of address and the effective date.  

If you have packages at GW

  • Packages currently onsite, or on the way to GW will be kept in the custody of Mail & Package Services for this duration, as long as needed, and any changes or updates will be communicated.If you have packages at Mail & Package Services and you are in need of these items you can go to any carrier (FedEx, UPS etc), create a shipping label online and email it to [email protected]. MPS will re-label and ship your package for you. 

Students still on campus


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