Sending Mail From SPU

USPS dropbox outside of the west entrance to the Student Union Building on the SPU campus

Mailing a letter?

A mail collection box is on the Bertona Street side of the SUB, and an outgoing-mail slot is also in Mailing Services. The U.S. Postal Service picks up campus mail at approximately 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Mailing options

Mailing Services offers these options for the campus community:

If you prefer to use a different service such as UPS or DHL, it may be possible to print your own label and leave your package at Mailing Services for pick up next time a delivery driver from that service comes to campus. Please speak with Mailing Services staff for more details.

Properly addressing letters/packages

To ensure prompt delivery of mail that you plan to send, follow these guidelines:

  • Return address. Print or type your address in the upper-left corner on the front of the envelope.
  • Postage. Place the correct postage on the upper-right corner of your mail. Use the online calculator to calculate your postage rates, or take your item directly to Mailing Services at 310 W Bertona for assistance with weighing your envelope and calculating the necessary postage value.
  • Delivery address. Clearly print the delivery address parallel to the longest side of the package. Do not use commas or periods.
  • City, state, and ZIP code. Use the correct spelling of the town/city, and the correct ZIP code, which you can find at the USPS’s Look Up a ZIP Code site.
Example of a properly address envelope

Insufficiently Addressed Mail

Any mail insufficiently addressed travels through a lookup process in Mailing Services. This mail is not processed until all properly addressed mail has been handled.

  • First-class mail that can not be identified will be returned to the sender as insufficiently addressed. Bulk mail will be recycled.
  • Insufficiently addressed mail from any campus department will be returned to that department for correction.
A plethora of stamps

First-class postage rate: 63 cents

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