Campus P.O. Box closes this summer

As of July 1, P.O. Box 7150 will no longer be used as a mailing address for UCCS.

The impact on campus will be minimal, according to Jeff Davis, director, University Center, who oversees UCCS Mail and Shipping.

“For a year following the closure, mail to the postal box will be forwarded to the street address, and the forwarding will naturally cause some delay,” Davis said. “People and departments on campus need to advise parties who frequently send mail to them of the change.”

The change is more than two years in the making. Larry Lawrence, administrative assistant, Mail and Shipping, described plans for more efficient mail service in the Jan. 30, 2009 issue of Communique. He announced that the UCCS street address, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918, would be the single campus address.

“Frequently, mail is mis-addressed with the dual addresses the university maintains,” he said. “This can cause delays in mail delivery. With one address, we eliminate this problem as well as unnecessary expenses.”

Davis said mail to the postal box is routed to the U.S. Postal Service station on Prospect Street near Fillmore Street, while mail for the street address is routed through the station on Montebello Drive near Academy Boulevard.

“It saves time and effort to deal with a single location,” Davis said. “Campus delivery remains the same.”

Campus departments should use the following address format:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Department name and individual name
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Lawrence also suggested simplifying the labeling of inter-campus mail. A recipient’s name and department name, along with a return address, are all that is necessary for campus mail to be delivered. Lawrence recommended that room numbers, acronyms and abbreviations not be used.

“Campus box addresses such as MH1 or ADM1 were developed by the CU Procurement Services Center to identify purchases,” he said. “But they were not used by the mailroom for inter-campus mail delivery. They just aren’t necessary.”

The zip code 80933-7150 will be retired along with the postal box.

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