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Address It Right: Standard Format for University Addresses

Make sure your campus address is presented on your outgoing stationery in a way that meets USPS requirements to ensure that it will be used correctly on incoming mail addressed to you.

Standard Addressing Format
Name of Individual
University of Michigan
Department Name
Internal Building Information
Street Address
City State Zip+4
Dr. Jane Doe
The University of Michigan
Department of Earth Sciences
123C Core Building
36823 Anywhere Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0000

The last two address lines should always be the street address followed by city, state, and zip + 4.

Addressing Guidelines from the USPS (20 Kb PDF)


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