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Addressing Do's and Don'ts

Addressing is the most important factor affecting the campus mail system. Improperly addressed envelopes cannot be delivered in a timely manner, and require additional handling. Below are some examples of dos & don'ts of campus mail addressing:

Correct: Bill Smith
500 S State St
Format: Name
Street Address
Campus ZIP

Incorrect: Bill
Problem: No last name, street address, Campus ZIP


Bill Smith


Problem: No street address, Campus ZIP, room # within hospital, department

  Bill Smith
East Hall
Problem: No street address, Campus ZIP

Mail Services sorts all mail by the campus ZIP number. Once mail reaches the building, the internal staff will complete the delivery by the department and person's name on the mail piece. If you are unsure of a campus address, refer to our Address/ZIP lookup database.

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