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Urgent Mailing Options

Priority Mail

  • Priority Mail is available for any item.
  • Anything over 13 ounces is automatically sent as Priority Mail.
  • Anything under 13 ounces may be sent Priority Mail for a minimum charge.
  • Flat rate envelopes are available. Postage rates for all flat rate packages are posted outside the Customer Service Window.
  • Free tracking included on all Priority Mail packages.
  • This service is not guaranteed, but the U.S. Postal Service claims it is faster than First Class Mail.

Advantages

  • It's relatively inexpensive.
  • It comes with First Class Mail privileges (forwarding, return service, etc.).
  • Delivered to any address in the U.S.
  • Packages can be tracked online.
  • Flat rate Priority Mail packaging is provided free of charge.

Disadvantages

  • It's not guaranteed.

UPS overnight

  • This service is very reliable for guaranteed overnight, two-day or three-day delivery.
  • Check with the Campus Mail Center for current rates that are based on weight and zone.
  • Use the envelopes, packages, and boxes available specifically for UPS purposes. The packaging is free of charge.
  • Packages or letters to be sent by UPS must be delivered to the Campus Mail Center by 3:00 p.m.

Advantages

  • It's very reliable.
  • Tracking is available.
  • Insurance is provided.

Disadvantages

  • Extra charge for Saturday delivery.
  • Extra charge if the address is not exactly correct.
  • It cannot be delivered to a P.O. Box.

U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail Express (PME)

  • This service is available for guaranteed overnight or second-day delivery.
  • Check with the Campus Mail Center for current rates.
  • Use the Priority Mail Express envelopes and packages available free of charge.
  • Items to be sent out PME must be delivered to the Campus Mail Center by 3:00 p.m.

Advantages

  • It's slightly less expensive than other overnight services.
  • No extra charge for Saturday delivery or address corrections.
  • Delivery to P.O. boxes or any other address is available.

Disadvantages

  • Not all locations guarantee overnight delivery.
  • Not as reliable as other carriers.