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Use proper address for incoming packages

Most MIT offices have not one but three addresses--the mailing address, the shipping address and the actual street address--and there are also several methods by which packages are delivered to MIT addresses. Mail Services is advising package recipients to use the correct address form to avoid delays in delivery.

For mail received via the US Postal Service, the proper mailing
address is:

Attn: Professor Doe/Department Name
Building--room number
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Av
Cambridge MA 02139-4307

Note that the last two lines should always consist of the street address and the city, state and ZIP. Do not put any information below these two lines.

UPS ground service packages are delivered to three receiving rooms on campus:

For Buildings 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 24, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42:

60 Vassar St
Cambridge MA 02139

For Buildings 2, 6, 8, 14, 16, 18, 20, 26, 34, 36, 38, 44, 45, 48, 54, 56, 66, 68, E40, E51, E52, E53:

18 Vassar St
Cambridge MA 02139

For Buildings E15, E17, E18, E19, E23, E25:

400 Main St
Cambridge MA 02142

If your building is not one of those listed above, UPS will deliver directly to your street address. For example, all buildings in the northeast section of campus that begin with the designation NE receive delivery directly from UPS.

For express couriers who deliver directly to offices, such as DHL, Federal Express or UPS Air Service, use your building's street address.

Using the above guidelines, residents of Building 9, room 123 should have packages addressed to:


77 Massachusetts Av

UPS ground service:

60 Vassar St

DHL, Federal Express or UPS air service:

105 Massachusetts Avenue

Building and room number should always be included, regardless of the particular address you're using. Anyone with questions may call Mail Services at x3-6000.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 19, 1997.

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