How to Write a College Dorm Address | Mailing to a College Dorm

You’ve moved in to your first dorm and you want to order something on the internet, or your childhood best friend wants to write you a letter. The better question is, how? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

How to Write a Dorm Address on Mail

When writing your dorm address in the mail, follow the format of: Student Name, Residence Hall Name, Room or Mailbox Number, Residence Hall Address, City, State and Zip Code

Format Outline

Student’s Name
Residence Hall Name
Room or Mailbox Number
Residence Hall Address
City, State Zip Code

Example of Format

Jane Doe
McCarthy Hall
RM 203
1741 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

How to Enter a Dorm Address into Amazon

Entering your address in Amazon is different than mail because you’re only offered two lines. For address line 1, enter the street address of your dorm. In address line 2, enter the room or mailbox number.

Remember, if you’re doing shopping through Amazon, signup for Amazon Student Prime. They offer free two day shipping, and offers exclusively for college students!

Amazon Default Outline

Full Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Zip Code
Phone Number

Example of Amazon Format

Jane Doe
1741 Naismith Drive
RM 203
(785) 123-4567

Example of a dorm address in Amazon’s shipping page

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