The Mailroom's business hours are 8:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. During the noon hour, mail may be deposited through a mail slot in either door at the Shipping and Receiving/ Mail Services building. After hours, mail may be deposited in the white overnight box at the entrance of the east side of the Student and Business Services Building. There is a campus-wide mail pickup and delivery every business day between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
|First-Class||Cut-off time for same day posting and mailing is 3:30 p.m.|
|Certified, Return Receipt, Insured, and Registered||Cut-off time for same day posting and mailing is 2:30 p.m.|
|Priority Mail (Includes First-Class mail over 13 oz.)||Cut-off time for same day posting and mailing is 2:30 p.m. Two to three day delivery, but no guarantee.|
|Express Mail||Cut-off time for same day posting and mailing is 9:30 a.m. Next day delivery, but no guarantee.|
|Standard Mail (A)/Bulk Mail||If mailing is 200 or more identical pieces. Compared to First-Class, there is a significant savings, but a slower delivery time.|
|Standard Mail (B)/Parcels||Matter that weighs more than 16 oz. and falls within one of the following subclasses: Library Mail and Parcel Post.|
Please note that if you have a street address your package will be less expensive, easier to track and guaranteed on time, sent through United Parcel Service. (See Shipping & Receiving).
Mail that is to be run through the postage meter should not be printed on red, orange, pink, or any dark color that will reduce the visibility of the red meter ink.
When addressing mail, please use "landscape" orientation. "Portrait" orientation may result in a surcharge for non-standard mail.
When addressing a letter, please incorporate the following requirements:
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
1 HARPST STREET
ARCATA, CA 95521-8299
There is no departmental requirement to presort First-Class mail; however, the Post Office requires the University to presort all First-Class mail into two categories:
If your department is ordering labels for a large First-Class mailing or is presorting for any reason, it would save Mailroorn staff time and money if the First-Class mail were presorted into the above zip code sequence prior to sending to the Mailroom.
When you have a message that needs to be mailed to a large number of people, you can save a significant amount in postage if you take the time to prepare and presort the mailing according to the postal requirements that qualify for lower rates.
You will save over 12 cents per letter if you can meet the Standard (A) requirements. For example a mailing of 500 pieces would result in a savings of $63.50.
Unlabeled flyers, notices, newsletters, and other general communications to the campus may be distributed through the Mailroom. Campus mailings to departments may be sent to:
Flyers, memos, newsletters, etc. prepared by Graphics/Printing Services may be sent directly from Graphics/Printing Services to the Mailroom. Mark the printing order, send to Mailroom, specifying "all staff', "all faculty", etc. The master and any extra copies of the item will be returned to the originating department.Skip to Navigation