USPS Mailing Requirements/Suggestions

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail requires different address formats for campus departments located on campus and those located off campus.

Sample Address Formats

98195 ZIP Codes - On-campus Addresses

  • The last four digits of the box number are added to the ZIP Code, e.g., 98195-2700.

Return Address for USPS Mail

  • University of Washington
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Box 352700
    Seattle, WA 98195-2700

    Note: The box line must appear directly above the City, State, and ZIP line for the mail to be automation compatible.

Incoming Address for USPS Mail

  • Professor Jane Doe
    University of Washington
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Box 352700
    Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Internal Campus Mail

  • Professor Jane Doe
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Box 352700

Note: Campus mail address formats are the same for both on- and off-campus addresses, and include the person's name, department, and complete six-digit box number.

What about Emergency Responder addresses?

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