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Addressing US Mail to University Departments

The format of your campus address depends upon where your mail is sent. Deviations from this format will result in delayed processing of US mail. To find out your department’s PMB number, for Peabody click here, for Station B click here.

If you have a Mailbox at Station B: 
The format of your US Mail address is:

Name
 
XYZ Department
(optional)
Vanderbilt University (optional)
PMB 35XXXX
(Required - XXXX represents your Station B box number)
2301 Vanderbilt Place
(Required-This is street address of main campus)
Nashville, TN 37235-XXXX
(Required - XXXX represents your Station B box number)

If your mail is delivered by Vanderbilt Mail Services to your department: 
The format of your US Mail address is:

Name
 
XYZ Department
(optional)
Vanderbilt University (optional)
PMB 40XXXX
(Required-XXXX represents your Station B box number)
2301 Vanderbilt Place
(Required-This is street address of main campus)
Nashville, TN 37240-XXXX
Required-(XXXX represents your Station B box number)


If desired, the department’s physical street address may be included,as long as the PMB number and correct zip code+4 are used in the address. In this case, format of the address would be:

Name
 
XYZ Department
(optional)
Vanderbilt University (optional)
PMB 40XXXX
(Required-XXXX represents your Station B box number)
Street Number and Name
(Optional)
Nashville, TN 37240-XXXX
Required-(XXXX represents your Station B box number)


If you’re on Peabody Campus: 
The format of your US Mail address is:

Name
 
XYZ Department
(optional)
Vanderbilt University (optional)
PMB XXXX
(Required-XXXX represents your Commons box number)
230 Appleton Place
(Required-This is street address of Peabody campus)
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
(Required-This is the zip code for Peabody campus)


If Your Department Receives Direct Mail Deliveries from USPS daily:
A few departments receive deliveries to their physical locations, directly from USPS. For mail that you receive directly from the United States Postal Service, you do not have to change your current mailing address format or zip code.

Addressing Campus Mail

If you have a Mailbox at Station B:
The format of your campus mail address is:

Name 
XYZ Department (optional
PMB 35XXX (XXXX is the box or locator number)

If your mail is delivered by Vanderbilt Mail Services to your department: 
The format of your campus mail address is:

Name 
XYZ Department (optional
PMB 40XXXX (XXXX is the box or locator number)

If you’re on Peabody Campus: 
The format of your campus mail address is:

Name 
XYZ Department
Peabody PMB XXXX (XXXX is the mail box number)

If Your Department Receives Direct Mail Deliveries from USPS daily: 
For campus mail, you must use your department’s PMB number. The format of your campus mail address is:

Name 
XYZ Department (optional
PMB 35XXX, 40XXXX or Peabody XXXX (XXXX is the box or locator number)


Addressing Overnight Deliveries to University Departments

Overnight Deliveries from UPS, FedEx, DHL (not USPS*)

If you want your packages delivered in the same way that your incoming mail is delivered: 
That is, to Rand Hall Station B, the Peabody post office, or to your department if you receive Mail Services deliveries – simply use the same mailing address that you use for your USPS mail. That is, use your PMB number.

If you want the carrier to deliver directly to your suite, office or building 
You must provide your physical street address, rather than the PMB box number. Note that you also must use the correct zip code for your street address. If you use the zip code of the Station B post office (37235), the package will be delivered to Station B. You may look up the zip code for your physical street address atzip4.usps.com/zip4/.

Below is an example of the format a street address used for a FedEx delivery:

Chris Jones 
Dining Services 
1000 19th Avenue South 
Nashville, TN 37212

*If you choose USPS as your carrier, your package will be delivered to Rand Hall Station B


Addressing FAQs

What does PMB mean? Why can’t I use “PO Box” numbers? PMB stands for private mail box. The United States Postal Service reserves “PO Box” for the boxes located at USPS post offices. USPS has asked all owners of private boxes to use the PMB designation in order to avoid confusion.

What is my department’s PMB Number? To find out your department’s PMB number, for Peabody click here, for Station B click here.

What if My Department doesn’t have a PMB Number? If your department does not have a PMB number, please contact the Rand Hall Post Office at 322-2934.

My Department’s Name on the PMB listing needs to be revised.Please contact the Rand Hall Post Office at 322-2934.


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HOLIDAY HOURS
The Station B and Peabody mail centers will be closed on the following dates in observance of the holidays:

President's Day- OPEN Monday Feb-17,2014.

Memorial Day-CLOSED Monday May 26,2014.

Independence Day-CLOSED Friday July 4, 2014.

Labor Day - OPEN Monday Sept 1st, 2014.

Columbus Day-OPEN Monday Oct 13,2014.

Thanksgiving Day- CLOSED Thursday Nov 27,2014

Black Friday Day- CLOSED Friday Nov 28,2014.Saturday Nov,30th Reopening Monday Dec ,1st.

Christmas Eve- CLOSED Wednesday, Dec 24,2014

Christmas Day-CLOSED Thursday,Dec 25,2014. Reopening Friday, Dec 26,2014.

New Year's Day- CLOSED Thursday, Jan 1, 2015. Reopening Friday , Jan 2nd.

Martin Luther King Day-OPEN Monday,Jan 19,2015.

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