University of Rochester

Campus Mail Center - Services

Todd Union - River Campus     P.O. Box 270002     Rochester, New York     14627-0002


Available to Purchase

Fax Service

Students may send and receive faxes at the Campus Mail Center.

Sending Mail

The Campus Mail Center offers a wide variety of services for sending mail.

Domestic Mail Services

International Mail Services

First Class MailAir Mail
Priority MailSurface Mail
Express MailGlobal Priority Mail (GPM)
Parcel PostInternational Express Mail (EMS)
Media MailInsured Mail
Certified MailReturn Receipt Requested
Insured Mail  
Return Receipt Requested

Other Services

Electronic Return ReceiptUPS
Signature ConfirmationUPS
  FedEx

Domestic Services

First Class Mail

Standard delivery for letters, postcards and packages up to 13 ounces. Postage is based solely on weight. To see the cost and estimate delivery time click here.

Priority Mail

2 to 3 day delivery for letters and packages up to 70 pounds. Prices are based on weight and destination. Destinations are divided into zones, so the farther away the destination of your package, the more it costs to send it. To see the cost and estimated delivery time click here.

Express Mail

Next day delivery to most zip codes for letters and packages up to 70 pounds. To see the cost and estimated delivery time click here. Express Mail provides proof of mailing, online tracking, delivery confirmation, record of signature and insurance up to $100 with the option to add more insurance up to $5000. Coverage is only provided for the actual value of items.

Parcel Post

A less expensive alternative for sending packages up to 70 pounds. Delivery time averages 5 to 11 days. Prices depend on weight and destination and are zoned the same as Priority Mail. To see the cost and estimated delivery time click here.

Media Mail

The least expensive way to send books, cds or videos, up to 70 pounds. Delivery time averages 5 to 11 days. Prices are based solely on weight. To see the cost and estimated delivery time click here.


Extra services that can be combined with the above items:

Certified Mail

Also provides proof of mailing. Most commonly used with Return Receipt (see below). Can only be used with First Class and Priority Mail.

Delivery Confirmation

Online tracking for packages. Provides delivery date and time. Click here to track. Can only be used with Priority Mail, Parcel Post, Media Mail and First Class packages.

Insured Mail

Covers against damage or loss up to $5000. Can be used with all classes of mail. Items must not be insured for more than their value and coverage is only provided for their actual value.

Return Receipt Requested

Provides the mailer with a postcard that shows the date and time of delivery and the recipient's signature. Use a Return Receipt if you need physical proof of delivery or a signature requirement for delivery. A Return Receipt can only be requested with Certified Mail, Registered Mail, mail Insured for more than $200, mail sent COD and Express mail.

Return Receipt Requested Electronic

Provides the mailer with an email that shows the date and time of delivery and the recipient's signature. Use a Return Receipt if you need proof of delivery or a signature requirement for delivery. An Electronic Return Receipt can only be requested with Certified Mail, Registered Mail, mail Insured for more than $200, mail sent COD and Express mail.

Signature Confirmation

Online tracking for packages with an additional signature requirement for delivery. Provides delivery date and time. Click here to track. A physical copy of the signature can be requested. Can only be used with Priority Mail, Parcel Post, Media Mail and First Class packages.


International

International Air Mail

Delivery by air of letters and parcels to virtually anywhere. Letters normally take 7 to 10 days for delivery. Parcels take 7 to 14 days. The maximum weight for Letter-post is 4 pounds. The maximum weight for Parcel-post depends on the destination and will be either 44, 66 or 70 pounds. For pricing click here.

Global Priority Mail (GPM)

3 to 5 day delivery for letters and light parcels up to 4 pounds. Available to a limited number of countries.

Express Mail (EMS)

3 to 5 day delivery for letters and parcels.

Insured Mail

Covers agains loss or damage.

Return Receipt Requested

Provides evidence of delivery to addressee. Can only be used with registered mail or International Express Mail.


Other

We also offer alternatives to the US Postal Service which are available at the Package Store. These services include:

UPS - Next Day, 2nd Day, 3 Day Select and Ground.
FedEx - Overnight (letter service only).




Last modified: May 28 2014 12:06:38 pm