Anderson University Mail Distribution Center was created to derive full benefits for Anderson University from the U.S. Postal Service rates and to centralize the distribution of both US mail and campus mail.
LOCATION & HOURS
The Mail Center is located on the lower floor of Decker Hall. ALL undergrad students, including commuter students, (except Advance Degree and adult education students) have a mailbox at this location. Advance degree and adult education students may request a mailbox, if one is desired.
The package window hours are:
Monday-Friday - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The cashier window hours are:
Monday-Friday - 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
On days when classes are not in session, which include the summer and holidays, we are closed between noon and 1:00 for lunch.
We can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (765) 641-4135. The cashier can be reached at (765) 641-4120.
PRINT DESIGN & BULK MAIL
Effective June 1, 2014, departmental print jobs in need of design work by the Office of Publications and/or bulk mailings will now be initiated by submitting the Print and Bulk Mail Form. The department contact will receive a response noting their request has been received and will be contacted by a member of our Mail Center and/or Publications team, depending on the requested need. Additional information regarding the process can be found in the following documents:
- Print and Bulk Mail Form
- Print & Bulk Mailing Procedures [PDF]
- Print and Bulk Mail Procedures FAQs [PDF]
Mail may be sent via campus mail, US mail, or International mail from our location.
Postage stamps may be purchased at the cashier window during business hours. Stamps are available individually or in books of 20. We supply priority (2-3 day) envelopes and boxes, express (overnight) mail envelopes, and overnight and 2-day UPS envelopes. We also carry a small line of packaging supplies. Packages may be shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS) or by FedEx.
FIRST CLASS MAIL
First Class mail is delivered once daily and distributed to campus mailboxes usually by 1 p.m. Proper addressing for your mail should be:
1100 E 5th St
Anderson IN 46012-3495
Please do not use the words 'PO box' or 'Box' in the address as this may delay delivery by the USPS. If you will be receiving mail under a nickname, please inform the mail center. Also, if you are getting married or changing your name for any reason, please inform the mail center as soon as possible.
Incoming packages are usually processed by noon each day. We receive packages from all carriers. E-mail will be sent to your AU e-mail account when packages are received so please check your e-mail for notification prior to coming to the window.
The Mail Center can ship boxes and packages via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or by United Parcel Service (UPS). USPS is picked up at 3:45 p.m. and UPS is picked up at 4:00 p.m. Please have packages securely taped, addressed (with return address), and given to the Mail Center by 3:15 p.m. UPS also has guaranteed 2-day, 3-day, and overnight services. UPS overnight packages need to be at the Mail Center by 3:15 p.m. to be guaranteed overnight. UPS can be delivered only to a street address (no PO boxes). UPS Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge.
All incoming packages that are received will need to be signed for and you will also need to sign for any USPS certified or campus certified mail you receive. Please pick up your packages at the package window as soon as possible during regular window hours.
Campus mail cannot be smaller than 3" x 5" or larger than 8 ½" x 5 ½". Larger sheets must be folded. Bundles of 10 or more must be rubber banded in alphabetical order by last name (A-Z with A on top). If the bundle is too large to go through the mail slots, please place the banded bundle in the bulk mail chute under the cashier window. If you have a large amount, or odd shaped pieces, please drop them off at the package window.
If you need a zip code you may look it up on the web at http://www.usps.gov.
The Mail Center houses the central lost and found department. Please turn in found items as soon as possible at the package window. Make sure you check here for lost items. If your lost items have not been turned in, please click on the link below to complete the lost item form online. When the item is turned in, we will call you. These items are disposed of each summer, so make sure you check before you go home.
Many students must share a mailbox. Please be patient with your box partner, and take care with their mail. If you have a box partner who has not picked up their mail for several weeks, please notify the package window and we will check to see if they are still registered. Please do not dispose of any of your box partner's mail, as we check periodically and send an e-mail for boxes that are full. If you receive newspapers or large magazines, please be kind to your box partner and pick these up each day.
If you are leaving the university please let us know where to forward your mail. Mail forwarding cards are available at the package window or you may e-mail email@example.com. If you are graduating or not returning, we will forward your mail for six months. After that period, we will return mail to sender. We do not forward mail over breaks such as Christmas or Spring break.
Mail is forwarded during the summer unless you request that your mailbox remain open. These requests should be made by filling out a card at the Mail Center window, or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.