Below is a brief discussion of some special services offered by Mail Services. Because each of these services involves getting a receipt, departments requesting such services should contact us.

  • Registered
  • Certified
  • Insured
  • Return Receipt Requested
  • Overnight Delivery Service
  • Forwarding

Registered
This is the most secure service the Post Office offers. It is used primarily for valuable merchandise. Each piece must be a least 5" long by 3 1/2" wide, regardless of thickness. It uses a system of receipts, which monitors the mail's movement from point to point. It is costly; therefore, limited use is recommended.

Certified
A method which provides you with a mailing receipt. This is limited to mail of no intrinsic value. Cost of this service is $3.10, in addition to postage.

Insured
Provides indemnity for items lost or damaged by the Postal Service. Fees are based on declared value. For example, coverage up to $50.00 cost $1.70 in addition to postage and other fees. Maximum coverage is up to $5,000.00, and costs $7.75 plus $0.95 per $100.00 of insured value, in addition to postage.

Return Receipt Requested
All special mail services include this service. The cost is $2.55per return card. It is returned to you with the recipient's signature.

Overnight Delivery Service
DHL, TNT and Federal Express are the overnight services currently used by the University. Overnight mail should only be used in emergency situations. Second day service is a viable alternative. Departments must have overnight packages in their respective mail service location by 4:00 p.m. Please allow extra time if you have more than five packages.

Restrictions: DHL and Federal Express will not deliver a letter or package to a P.O. Box. If you must send an overnight to a P.O. Box, U.S.P.S. Express Mail is the only option.

Forwarding
In the event that an employee is leaving the University, please ask Mail Services for the proper USPS forms to ensure uninterrupted mail delivery.