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If you have ever experienced a problem at one time or another with receiving mail or a package late, you might have asked yourself why. It is most likely due to an incorrect box number or insufficient address.
It is important to use your box number and one of the following addresses when you expect to receive mail through the United States Postal Service or inter-campus mail. Also, always provide your address in the following order.
USPS mail or Inter-office for Danforth Mail
Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Drive (use the number “1”, do not spell out “one”)
Saint Louis MO 63130-4899
USPS mail delivered directly to West Campus
Washington University in St. Louis
7425 Forsyth Boulevard Saint Louis MO 63105-2161
Address for USPS mail to be delivered to Medical School
Washington University in St. Louis
660 South Euclid Avenue Saint Louis MO 63110-1093
Addresses for Student Mail Centers
Wohl Center/South Forty (Clayton)
6515 Wydown Boulevard
Saint Louis MO 63105-2215
Village Housing/Small Group Housing (University City)
6985 Snow Way
Saint Louis MO 63130-4400
For Airborne, DHL, FedEx, UPS, or any other shipping service use:
Building Name or Hall and Room Number
Your street address or intersection of street names
Saint Louis MO (your zip code)
Also, be proactive in correcting your address if you are receiving mail with incorrect information.
Last year, the Danforth Campus Post Office received over 2,650,000 pieces of mail from the United States Postal Service and over 1,650,000 inter-campus mail.
For additional information, contact Peggy Smith at 314-935-6369, or Peggy_Smith@wustl.edu
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You can download a list of Campus Box numbers below:
List of Campus Boxes with locations (XLS)
List of Campus Boxes on the Danforth Campus (By Number) (XLS)
List of Campus Boxes on the Danforth Campus (Alphabetical) (XLS)
List of Campus Boxes at the Medical School (By Number) (PDF)
List of Campus Boxes at the Medical School (Alphabetical) (PDF)
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If you need to purchase stamps for your department, the quickest and most efficient way is to utilize your WashU procurement card. Our campus post office accepts credit and debit card purchases until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Village post office on Snow Way near Big Bend. Your credit or debit purchase is directly payable to the US Postal Service not Washington University.
We prefer that you use the WashU Procard whenever possible. If you wish to purchase stamps online follow the instructions below:
- Send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com
- Identify the quantity and postage denomination you want.
- Please specify if you want the “Forever Stamps” or other specific type please.
- Provide your department number to bill.
- Our office (Vendor 0345) will create an ID and send you an e-mail with the ID number to request your approval. The ID then needs to be approved by “Accounting ID Desk Approval”.
For Danforth Campus
When the ID is fully approved, please print a copy of the ID to bring to the campus post office to receive your stamps. If you want delivery, please specify location. Once the ID is fully approved, we strive to deliver within 48 hours
For the Medical Campus
When the ID is fully approved, the order will be processed and delivered to the WashU School of Medicine receiving area in the McDonnell Science Building. Once the ID is fully approved, we strive to deliver within 48 hours. The fully approved ID will be attached to the order and require a signature. The signed copy of the ID should be returned to Peggy Smith at CB 1043 or scanned an emailed to Peggy_Smith@wustl.edu.
Most Frequently Asked for Stamps
|Number of Stamps||Type of stamp||Total|
|Book of 20||$0.49 Stamps||$9.80|
|Book of 10||$0.49 Stamps||$4.90|
|Coil of 100 Forever Stamps||$0.49 Stamps||$49.00|
|Book of 10||$0.34 Postcard Stamps||$3.40|
|Single||International Airmail Stamp||$1.15 (each)|
If you decide to collect the stamps from the Danforth post office, please bring a copy of the fully approved ID in “complete” status with you to collect your stamps.
We will require a signature on the ID for our records when you collect the stamps. For specific commemorative stamps or other items, please call the campus post office at 314-935-5635.
Also keep in mind, the purchase of stamps is not intended to replace the metering service for business mail. If you want more information about the centralized metering services, please email Peggy Smith.
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Priority Mail (Rates updated 7/3/14)
|Flat Rate Envelope||$5.75|
|Legal Flat Rate Envelope||$5.90|
|Padded Flat Rate Envelope ||$6.10|
|Small Flat Rate Box||$5.95|
|Medium Flat Rate Box ||$12.65|
|Large Flat Rate Box||$17.90|
|APO/ FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box ||$15.90|
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|Class of Mail||Estimated Delivery Time||Trackable||Guaranteed (money back if not on time)|
|Express Mail (PO to Addressee)||Items are delivered to the recipient by noon or 3:00 PM the next day, or noon or 3:00 PM the second day||Yes||Yes|
|Express Mail (PO to PO)||Items are available for collection by the recipient by 10:00 AM the next day or second day (or next day or second day that the destination Post Office if open for retail business).||Yes||Yes|
|Priority Mail||Typically two to three days to major cities in the US (While service may be one to three days, specific delivery standards may be available when postage is calculated). This is not a guaranteed service.||No||No|
|First-Class Mail||Estimated delivery time is one to three days||No||No|
|Parcel Post||Typically 2 – 9 days in the 48 contiguous states for most origins and destinations. Specific time standards may be available when postage is calculated. Estimated delivery time between Alaska / Hawaii / US Territories and the contiguous 48 states is approximately 3 – 6 weeks (most surface mail travels by ship). Estimated delivery time within Alaska / Hawaii / US Territories addresses is approximately 4 – 14 days.||No||No|
|Bound Printed Matter/ Media Mail||For most origins and destinations, specific time standards may be available when postage is calculated. Estimated delivery time between Alaska / Hawaii / US Territories and the contiguous 48 states is approximately 3 – 6 weeks or more (most surface mail travels by ship). Estimated delivery time within Alaska / Hawaii / US Territories addresses is approximately 4 – 14 days.||No||No|
|Periodicals||USPS does not guarantee delivery of Periodicals within a specified time.||No||No|
|Standard Mail™||Estimated delivery time is 2 – 9 days (USPS does not guarantee delivery of Standard Mail)||No||No|
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Recent national events involving the mailing of suspected ricin to federal facilities in Washington, D.C., are prompting us to remind the campus community to always be alert for suspicious packages or envelopes. There have been no documented incidents involving suspect ricin or similar threats in the St. Louis area or on our campus. Before most mail is delivered on campus, mail handlers with the United States Postal Service and Campus Mail Services have already visually examined it. But the community should always be alert for any suspicious mailings.
Some characteristics of suspicious packages and envelopes include the following:
Inappropriate or unusual labeling
- Excessive postage
- Handwritten or poorly typed addresses
- Misspellings of common words
- Strange return address or no return address
- Incorrect titles or title without a name
- Not addressed to a specific person
- Marked with restrictions, e.g. “Personal,” “Confidential,” or “Do not X-Ray”
- Marked with threatening language
- Postmarked from a city or state that does not match the return address
- Powdery substance felt through or appearing on the package
- Oily stains, discolorations or odor
- Lopsided or uneven envelope
- Excessive packaging material such as masking tape, string, etc.
Other Suspicious Signs
- Excessive weight
- Ticking sound
- Protruding wires or aluminum foil
If a package or envelope appears suspicious, DO NOT OPEN IT or continue to handle it. Leave it in place and contact the Police immediately to further investigate.
If you have any questions, contact the Washington University Police at 314-935-5555.
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From the St. Louis Terrorism Early Warning (TEW) Group:
There has been an increase in national reports of individuals/organizations receiving envelopes containing powder substances. In July 2008, a St. Louis area business received a package containing a suspicious powder. Most recently, a large number of Chase Bank locations in the United States have received letters containing a suspicious powder. While the majority of mail containing a suspicious powder is found to be harmless, anyone coming into contact with a suspicious package (or contents) should follow any established internal handling procedures and call the campus emergency number to report the situation.
A suspicious package poster can be downloaded and printed from the U.S. Postal Inspectors or the FBI websites.
Medical School Protective Services
FBI – St. Louis Division
U.S. Postal Inspection Service (St. Louis)
St. Louis Terrorism Early Warning (TEW) Group