This is a class of mail we use daily. Personal letters, bills, postcards and similar items must be sent first class. Current rates are available in the Campus Mail Center.
Delivery Time: Average delivery time for First Class or Priority Mail is 1-4 days. Priority Mail packaging is available outside the Mail Center customer service window inside the Bookstore.
The Media Mail rate is for books, films and other educational or cultural materials. Media Mail must not contain any personal correspondence, and it can be opened and inspected by any postal employee, unlike all other classes of mail, which are sealed against inspection.
Delivery Time: Average delivery time is 1-10 days.
Certified Mail is used when the sender would like confirmation that the recipient received the letter. A signed card can be returned to the sender, showing the recipient's signature and date received. Certified Mail may take a little longer for the addressee to receive than regular First Class Mail. Delays may occur if the recipient is not available to sign for the letter. The certified letter is held for pickup at the post office for a period of 15 days. If it is not picked up by the recipient within that period of time, it is returned to the sender. The Certified Mail will not be left at a residence. The mail carrier will leave a note for the recipient.
Registered Mail is a service provided by the USPS for maximum security when sending valuables through the mail. We do not provide this service at the Campus Mail Center.
The USPS provides insurance on parcels for a small fee. Insured values may be anything from $100 to $500. Any item insured for more than $500 must be taken to the Post Office--the Campus Mail Center will not handle those items. Keep in mind that Registered Mail and Insured Mail, like Certified Mail, may take a little longer because of special handling.
International Air Mail is available to most countries. The country must be written in English on the last line of the address in all capital letters. A custom form must be included for packages weighing 16 ounces or more and for flat rate envelopes.
Available for purchase in the Campus Mail Center are:
Other packaging material and envelopes are available for purchase in the Bookstore. Stamps may be purchased using cash, personal check or a Faculty/Staff department account. We do not accept credit cards at this time.
Departments are charged not only for stamps but also for business reply mail, bulk mail, postage due letters and metered mail. Charges are calculated monthly and a monthly report is sent to the business office. If you have any questions about your charges, please contact the Campus Mail Center Supervisor at ext. 2348.