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New Students

Welcome to Wheaton College! Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions from new students and their parents.

Q. When will I receive my CPO assignment?

A. CPO assignments will be emailed the last week of July.

Q. When can I send my books and belongings?

A. CPO will not hold anything until August 13th (2 weeks before school begins).

Q. Can I order a futon or a bike and have it sent to CPO?

A. Absolutely! But please know whatever you have sent to CPO, the student is responsible to get it from CPO to their room. CPO does not have any loaner carts, but, it's a great way to make new friends!

Q. When is the best time to place online orders and Mail boxes from home?

A. We suggest placing orders and mailing items no more than 5 business days before you arrive on campus.

Q. What if my packages arrive early (before August 13th)?

A. Anything that arrives before August 13th will be returned.

Q. How do I get my packages once I arrive on campus?

A. Check-In at CPO.

Q. I’m busy with orientation; can my family check-in to CPO for me?

A. No – Only the student assigned to the CPO Box may check-in.

Q. Why do I have to check-in to my CPO Box?

A. New and returning students must check-in:

  • so that we know you are here!
  • so that you can receive your CPO Combo!
  • so that you can provide contact info for perishable items and CPO Box Issues!

Q. How do I address my letters and packages?

A. Here is the information on addressing letters and packages.

Q. I forgot/lost my COMBO already!!!

A. CPO charges $1 (cash) to get your COMBO. Be sure to; take a picture, text it, or save the combo in your phone.

Q. The question I have isn’t here!?

A. Email CPO! cpo@wheaton.edu

Q. Where do I mail packages and letters from?

A. Mailing Options.