Take Steps to Ensure Timely Delivery of U.S. Mail

05/01/2014
By Joanne Yestramski

To ensure the timely delivery of mail from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), all departments are encouraged to take steps to expedite the process. 


Mail that is going to South Campus, University Crossing and the Wannalancit Business Center is delivered directly to each building by the USPS. Offices at those locations can speed up delivery by using the so-called “ZIP+4 codes” on all incoming mail. Those codes include Lowell’s five-digit 01854 ZIP code, a hyphen and four additional digits which identify the specific office on campus.


The USPS has assigned a plus-four code to each department. It’s important that all correspondence including business cards, letterhead and return addresses on envelopes use the accurate building address and the ZIP+4. Check this pdf to find ZIP+4 code assigned to your department.


All USPS mail delivery on South Campus, University Crossing and at Wannalancit should be addressed as follows:


Recipient’s Name
Department
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Building Address
Lowell, MA 01854- your plus four


Incoming USPS mail destined for North Campus is handled differently. All incoming mail is processed through the North Campus mailroom in Kitson Hall and plus-four codes are not required. The mailroom staff sorts the mail and places it in the appropriate mailbox for departmental pickup. To facilitate this process, incoming mail for offices on North Campus should be addressed as follows:


Recipient’s Name
Department
University of Massachusetts Lowell
One University Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Merrill or Chris Protonotarios at X42377.