Addressing Mail

Campus Mail

All mail must contain a department name and the building in which the department is located. Mail addressed only to a room or a building will be returned to the sender. Campus mail return addresses should include the sender's name and department in the event mail has to be returned.

Example:

Dr. John Doe
Department of Marketing
Lowder Business Building

 
aubie postage stamp

Outgoing USPS Mail

All outgoing U.S. mail to be stamped must include a complete mailing address and a complete return address.

Example:

ATTENTION: J. DOE
DOE CORPORATION
123 E COLLEGE ST RM 43
AUBURN AL 36830

Appearances are important. Addresses should be:

  • Machine printed or typewritten (no script)
  • ALL CAPS (preferably)
  • Uniformly aligned on the left margin
  • Without punctuation, i.e., periods, commas (use one or two spaces)
  • In black ink on a white background (preferably)
  • Clearly visible in window envelopes, even when the inserts shifts
  • Parallel to the bottom edge of the envelope--not slanted
  • Without postal barcodes that are available on some computers

Address content is important, too. These tips will help mail get where it's going faster:

  • Always address mail as shown above
  • Include FLOOR, SUITE and APARTMENT NUMBERS when possible, and DIRECTIONALS such as North (N), East (E), etc.
  • ZIP Code or ZIP+4 codes may stand alone on the bottom line if there is not enough room on the City and State line

Residence Hall

Properly addressed mail for students in the residence halls should include the room number or box number, and the residence hall. The zip code for all of the residence halls is 36849.

Name of Resident
Name of Residence Hall
Room # or Box #
Street Address of Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849

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Last Updated: May 20, 2011
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