We provide delivery of residence hall mail Monday through Friday unless the day is a postal holiday observed by the United States Postal Service (USPS). We deliver all classes of mail including first class, standard rate, periodicals, parcel post, and international mail. We also deliver Express, Certified, Registered, Insured, or Signature Confirmation Mail, UPS, and FedEx.
For mailing services to provide the best service possible, mail must be properly addressed.
Below is an example of how mail should be addressed to ensure it is not delayed:
Corrado Hall, Room #111
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
Packages and accountable items that are too large to fit into a mailbox are tracked in mailing services and a notice is emailed to students instructing them how to claim the package at their residence hall desk. These items are held in a secure area designated by hall staff. For security, a signature and UP student ID card are required for pick-up. If the email notice instructions say to pick up the package at mailing services, students may come by Printing and Mailing Services anytime during business hours with a University ID to claim the package.
A collection box is provided in each residence hall for outgoing campus or USPS mail. USPS mail with a return address will be returned to the sender if the letter is missing postage. USPS mail without postage and lacking a return address will be sent to the United States Postal Service dead mail unit where it will be handled in accordance with USPS regulations.
University-related campus mail from University offices, professors, or students is delivered throughout the day. This mail does not require postage.
Students who are leaving the University of Portland for the summer, an extended leave, or permanently, must contact the Office of the Registrar to register a forwarding address. Mail is forwarded for one year. Individuals who don’t submit a forwarding notice will have their mail returned to sender.
DO NOT file a change of address form either on-line or in paper format with the USPS. The University of Portland’s address — 5000 N. Willamette — is a “business address” and individuals (students) cannot file a change of address for a business.
In order to receive mail directly from a vendor, i.e. Citibank, Verizon, etc., you must contact each business directly and give them your new address. Each vendor will then change your address within their database system.
If you will be returning in the fall, we will stop forwarding mail to your permanent address two weeks prior to the start of school. For students not returning (including graduates), your mail will be forwarded to your permanent address on file with the registrar’s office for one year.