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Some package delivery addresses to change

Starting April 15 with the closure of the shipping and receiving dock in Building 20 (the last function in the structure now being demolished), the shipping and receiving functions will be divided between two dock areas in Building 3 and Building E19, which will affect addresses on UPS and RPS packages being sent to people on campus.

This change affects only UPS/RPS package ground service and trucking deliveries. Neither regular US Mail nor express deliveries (DHL, FedEx, Airborne, etc.) are affected. Express shipments, which are delivered by the carrier directly to the office and therefore bypass MIT's receiving departments, should still be addressed to the street address of the building in question.

The "Ship To" address on UPS/RPS packages must show either 60 Vassar St. (Building 3) or 400 Main St. (Building E19), Cambridge MA 02139. The Procurement Department will convert the defaults on purchase orders to reflect the change. Below is a list showing which buildings are served by those docks.

Building 3 Receiving (60 Vassar St.) -- Packages for Buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 24, 26, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 50 and 57.

Building E19 Receiving (400 Main St.) -- Packages for Buildings E15, E17, E18, E19, E23, E25, E40, E51, E52, E53, 16, 48, 54, 56, 66, and 68.

Buildings with W, NE and NW designations should continue to use their actual street addresses for delivery, since carriers deliver directly to those buildings.

As always, it is imperative to include the final destination room number and recipient in the address so Mail Services can determine where to deliver the package. For example:

Dr. M.I. Tech
Department of Infinity
MIT E19-123
400 Main St.
Cambridge MA 02142


Dr. M.I. Tech
Department of Infinity
MIT 10-123
60 Vassar St.
Cambridge MA 02139

(note the different ZIP codes as well as street addresses).

The "Bill To" address will continue to be PO Box 9169, Cambridge MA 02139-9169.

A version of this article appeared in the April 7, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 25).

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