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Packages sent to campus for Move-in Day and throughout the year must be shipped via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground. Please do not ship any packages—for Move-in Day or otherwise—before August 10 . When shipping, pack all items securely and add extra protection for fragile items. Use filler for empty space in boxes to avoid breakage. Please use shipping boxes that your student can carry or handle easily.

We recommend insuring packages for the value of the contents. UPS and FedEx Ground can insure each package for up to $100 and provide a free tracking number. Please bring the tracking number for each package to the pickup area for confirmation of delivery.

Use the address format below—do not address packages to a residence hall. Be sure the student’s full given name and campus address are marked clearly on all packages. If shipping more than one package at the same time, please number them (e.g., 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3).

Addressing format:
Student Name
PMB 35XXXX
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-XXXX

(XXXX = your student’s assigned four-digit PMB number, which will be included in the Housing Assignment Packet mailed in early August. Students keep the same PMB number for all four years while at Vanderbilt.)

Students will need their Vanderbilt ID (Commodore Card) or photo ID to pick up packages.


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