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Outgoing Mail

Outgoing mail is picked up daily by the USPS from Station B Post Office and Peabody Commons Center daily at 4:00 p.m. Any mail collected in the drop boxes after 4:00 p.m. will be processed on the next business day.

Addressing / preparing your outgoing mail

The accuracy of the address affects the speed and handling of your mail. You should never have more than five total lines.

            Company Name
            Person / Recipient
            Suite# / PO Box
            City, State, ZIP+4

Return Address

Print, type or use pre-printed labels with your complete return address in the upper left-hand corner on the front of the envelope. Be certain to use your PMB number if you are mailing from campus.

Extra Services

Place labels for extra services, such as certified, signature or delivery confirmation to the left of the postage and to the right of the return address.

Street Address

Use a post office box or a street address but not on the same line. The last 2 lines should always be the physical street address and the city, state and ZIP code. Always use a directional (for instance: NW for Northwest); be sure to use this because there may be more than one Main St.

Apartment or Suite Number

The correct apartment or suite number helps to ensure accuracy to the right location. This should go above the address or below the name of the recipient.

City, State and ZIP Code

This should always be the last line below the physical street address. To find the correct spelling of a city name or to find a ZIP code, visit or call 1-800-ASK-USPS. Using the correct ZIP code helps to direct your mail more efficiently and accurately. It also helps to use the correct plus 4 code.

Mailing Supplies

USPS Express Mail, Priority, Certified, Signature Confirmation forms and supplies are available free of charge at the Station B Post Office. While you are not required to use the free envelopes and boxes, you are required to use the USPS address labels for express mail and certain other services. Station B sells only #10 envelopes for personal mailing; however, Barnes & Noble @ Vanderbilt Bookstore (located at 2501 West End Avenue) sells all types of envelopes and shipping supplies.