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Who's Who in the Post Office

Student Information

Transaction Times and Route Schedule

Preparation for Departmental Pick-Up

Personal Mail Policy

Intra-Campus Mail

Metered Mail

What Are You Mailing

Choosing a Service for Mailing

Adding Extra Services

Addressing Your Mailing

Service Endorsements Reference Chart

Preparing Packages for Mailing

Correct State Abbreviations for Mailing

US Postal Service Rates Chart for Postage

Standard Mailing Preparation

Choosing a Service for Mailing

Express Mail LogoExpress Mail – Letters, large or thick envelopes, tubes and packages containing mailable items can be sent using Express Mail. This guaranteed service includes tracking and insurance up to $100. Delivery to most destinations is available 365 days a year, with no extra charge for Saturday, Sunday, and holiday delivery. Free Express Mail envelopes boxes and tubes can be ordered at the University Post Office or by internet at www.usps.com.

Priority Mail – Large or thick envelopes, tubes and packages containing Priority mail LogoMailable items can be sent using Priority Mail. This service is typically used to send documents, gifts and merchandise. Free Priority Mail envelopes, boxes and tubes including "Flat Rate" boxes which allow you to send as much weight as you can fit in the box for one flat rate,are available at the University Post Office. If shipping material is not in stock it must be ordered. There is a 10 day shipping time requested by the USPS.

First-Class stamp logoFirst-Class Mail – Postcards, letters. Large envelopes and packages containing qualified pieces  can be sent using First Class Mail. This service is typically used for personal and business correspondence and bills.

Parcel Post – Small and large packages, thick envelopes and tubes containing gifts and merchandise can be sent using Parcel Post.  in some cases this is a less expensive way to send your article, but it does not receive the service provided by First Class.

Media Mail – Small and large packages, thick envelopes and tubes can be sent using Media Mail. Contents are limited to books, film, manuscripts, sound recordings, video tapes and computer media (such as CDs, DVDs and diskettes). Sometimes called “Book Rate”, Media Mail cannot contain advertising. Media Mail is less expensive than Parcel Post.

Bound Printed Matter – Small and large packages and thick envelopes can be sent using this service. Contents are limited to permanently bound sheets of directory, advertising or editorial matter, such as catalogs or phone books. Bound Printed Matter is less expensive than Parcel Post.

Library Mail – Mail that meets the standards for Package Service. Library Mail rates are based on the weight of each addressed piece without regard to zone. Each piece of Library Mail must show in the address or the return address, the name of the following.

  • A School, College or University
  • Public Library
  • Philanthropic (Charitable) Organization
  • Fraternal Organization or Association
 Service Shape Speed Cost
Express Mail All types of mail
70 lbs or less
1-2 days
(guaranteed)
based on weight
Priority Mail Flats and Packages
70 lbs or less
1-3 days based on weight and Distance if over 1 lb
First Class Mail Letters, Flats and Pkgs. 13 oz or less 1-3 days based on weight
Parcel Post Packages
70 lbs or less
2-9 days based on weight and Distance.  If undeliverable will be returned at the same cost as to send it.
Media Mail Packages
70 lbs or less
2-9 days based on weight and content
Bound Printed Matter Packages 2-9 days based on weight, content and distance
Adding Extra Services
Confirmation at delivery Rate Class Proof At deposit Protection in transit
Date and time of delivery provided, Signature of recipient available upon request Express Mail Receipt provided at time of mailing Insured Mail ($100 coverage already included, can add more
Certified Mail
Delivery Confirmation
Signature Confirmation
Priority Mail Certificate of Mailing Insured Mail Registered Mail
Certified Mail
Delivery Confirmation*
Signature Confirmation*
First Class Mail Certificate of Mailing Insured Mail Registered Mail
Delivery Confirmation*
Signature Confirmation*
Parcel Post Certificate of Mailing Insured Mail
  Media Mail Same as Parcel Post  
*for packages only Bound Printed Matter Same as Parcel Post  

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