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Outbound Mail

  1. Within the size and weight limits of First-Class Mail, any unspecified piece that you place in your outgoing mail will be sent at the First-Class rate. The USPS size and weight limits are:
    • Minimum height and length 3-1/2" x 5"
    • Maximum height and length 6-1/8" x 11-1/2"
    • Maximum thickness 1/4"  
  2. Large size envelopes (larger than 5"x10") must be clearly marked "FIRST CLASS" (this is a Post Office requirement).  
  3. Items larger than routine mail will be evaluated by Mail Services personnel to determine the best method for shipping.  
  4. The University's letter size First-Class metered mail is turned over to a firm that specializes in "pre-sort" business. All mail is introduced into the U.S. Postal System the same day it is picked up from us. This process speeds up the delivery time to the addressee.