The University’s interaction with the United States Postal Service (USPS) is managed by UMBC Mail Services. Mailed items, sent or received, pass through the Mail Room on a daily basis. Courier services, such as FedEx and UPS, deliver directly to departments and have no involvement with campus mail operations. Campus postal staff will readily assist with any postal need or question and all requests should be made to the staff at campus extension 52280.
DEPARTMENTAL MAIL DROPS
All campus departments have a designated mail drop/pickup location. In some cases, this may be shared by multiple departments. It is essential that all outbound mail be clearly identified as to the sending department. Unidentified mail can not be posted as it must be associated with a campus account. A summary of charges is provided to each department on a monthly basis.
The campus address is 1000 Hilltop Circle. UMBC has a unique zip code, 21250, and this should be used on all correspondence. It is essential that the department name always be included as part of the address on all inbound mail since this is the sort field used for delivery. Individual faculty and staff names are not maintained and while every effort is made to delivery every item received, incomplete addressing can result in excessive delays or return to sender situations.
Stamps, mailing supplies and postal and shipping services are available at the Comm-Store.