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United States Postal Service (USPS) on the University of Michigan Campus

Mail Services acts as the University's liaison to the USPS and guides you through the maze of regulations. For more information, or to report a problem with your USPS service, call Mail Services at (734) 764-9227.


Incoming Mail
USPS letter mail is delivered directly to the addressed building by USPS carriers. All parcels are delivered to Mail Services for delivery with your daily campus mail.

All incoming mail received at the University should contain a complete and correct business address, including street address and ZIP + 4.


Outgoing Mail
Mail Services provides General Fund metering services for all outgoing USPS mail at no cost except postage. Consult our Metering area for full details about this service.

Outgoing mail metered by the University must have a complete return address and contain the words "University of Michigan." This is a Federal regulation identifying the owner of the postage meter.

Outgoing Address
Correct Jane Doe
3025 Fleming Bldg
503 Thompson St
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1340
Incorrect Jane Doe
3025 Fleming Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Return Address
Correct University of Michigan
Law School
1210 Hutchins Hall
625 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
Incorrect Law School
1210 Hutchins Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
 
Federally Mandated Addressing Standards
Please update your letterhead, envelopes, and business cards to reflect your complete address. Also, be sure to provide your complete address to vendors, magazine subscriptions, and mailing lists. You will help speed delivery of your own mail, and help the USPS control expenses. If you are receiving mail that is incorrectly addressed, please contact the sender and inform them of the proper address.


Automation
On July 1, 1996, the USPS implemented Classification Reform, the largest change in mail regulations in the past 100 years. Classification Reform has affected every operation at the Postal Service by completely automating postal processing. Mail designed and addressed with automation standards in mind will receive priority service and reduce postage costs through discounts. Keep in close contact with Mail Services throughout your design and mailing processes and refer to the Automation Standards section of this web page.


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