The University Mail Center provides services for all classes of USPS mail except for non-profit or bulk rate, which is handled by Printing Services. The following is a description of the various classes of mail.
Certified mail provides you with a mailing receipt and a record of delivery is maintained at the recipients post office for two years. A return receipt providing you with proof of delivery can be obtained for an additional fee. Certified mail service is only available for First Class domestic mail. No insurance coverage is provided.
The registered mail system is designed to provide added protection for valuable and irreplaceable items. Postage insurance may be purchased. Registered mail is the most secure mail the United States Postal Service offers. It incorporates a system of receipts to monitor registered articles from the point of acceptance to delivery. Return receipt and restricted delivery services are available for additional fees. Added security may delay delivery up to 48 hours.
Payment can be obtained for domestic mail that has been lost, rifled or damaged by having it insured. Standard Mail or merchandise mailed at first class rates can be insured up to $5,000. Express Mail includes $500 insurance at no extra charge.
A return receipt is a proof of delivery. It is available for insured mail, and with certified, registered and domestic mail shipments. The return receipt identifies the article number, who signed for it and the delivery date.
Express mail is an expedited delivery service. It reaches all major markets in the US. Express Mail provides for the shipment of letters, documents and other mailable items up to 70 pounds.
Please note: You may purchase prepaid UPS next day air labels from Printing Services at a significant cost savings. These labels are for overnight letters to an address in the contiguous 48 states. This service is with United Parcel Service not the United States Postal Service.
Most items are mailable to foreign countries with certain restrictions. Please contact the mail center to determine the proper classification and documentation. The last line of any foreign address should be the country name spelled out in capital letters.
All business reply postage and handling charges are billed back to departments. Please be sure to place your department name on the business reply envelope. Generic business reply envelopes are available through Printing Services. Custom business reply pieces or envelopes can be printed through Printing Services at an additional cost.
Outgoing personal mail is
handled with university mail. You may deposit personal mail in your out
basket in your department or area. Please keep it separate from university
mail to be metered. Outgoing personal mail must be sealed and have the
proper postage affixed. Stamps are not sold at the Mail Center; however, they may be purchased at Wright Copy (E181 Student Union) during normal business hours. Our personnel are able to determine the
correct amount of postage required if you bring the item to the service
window in 011 Millett between 8:30 and 4:00 on work days.
Please do not have personal
items sent to your university address.
Please do not have personal items sent to your university address.
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